What is the Michigan Clean Slate Act?

  • The Michigan legislature enacted a series of bills in October 2020 overhauling the state’s policies and procedures for setting aside, otherwise known as expunging convictions.
  • The bill has created a new system for automatically setting aside certain eligible offenses.
  • Despite legislation enacting the bills in October 2020, it didn’t take effect until April 11, 2021, with specific provisions not taking effect immediately due to the need for appropriate funding and new technology to implement the automatic set-aside process.
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