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Michigan criminal record expungement bills head to Whitmer's desk

Legislation that would pave the way for more people to clear their criminal records from public view as well as automate the process for certain offenses.

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The bureaucracy can be daunting but clearing felony convictions can be “life-changing.”

The bureaucracy can be daunting but clearing felony convictions can be “life-changing.”

The wages of those who had their records expunged jumped by an average of 25% within two years.
The “discouragingly low” rate of expunged convictions in Michigan can be attributed to most eligible people never applying.
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How to get your criminal record sealed in Michigan

The application process for getting a criminal record sealed from public view in Michigan can be daunting. But before you even apply, figuring out whether you're eligible can be confusing.

A recent study by two University of Michigan Law professors found that expungement leads to higher earnings and low recidivism rates. Yet, the professors estimate that more than 90% of people who qualify don't apply within five years of becoming eligible.
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