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The State of Michigan allows for a person who has been convicted of prior felony or misdemeanor conviction(s) to seek an expungement, or  set-aside the criminal conviction so that it is removed from public access during criminal record searches and background checks. Having your conviction set-aside also allows you to truthfully state that you were never convicted of the crime on your record.


We offer this service for a small convenience fee, however you are also responsible for filing fees and court costs.


If you live in Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County, Monroe County, Livingston County, or Washtenaw County, or even if you no longer reside in the State of Michigan but have conviction here, New Beginnings is able to assist you with expunging your criminal record.


Setting aside your conviction in Michigan can take about 4 to 6 months. Each court varies on the time it takes because they may be more or less busy than usual. The work necessary for your case will include research, writing, filing documents in court, and sending our representative to court with you if needed.

Erase Your Past...

The State of Michigan currently allows a person with no more than 1 felony conviction or no more than 2 misdemeanor convictions on their record to apply for an order of the court to "set aside" (expunge) the conviction. 


Setting aside the conviction means it will be sealed from inspection by the public and is considered to have never happened. Various law enforcement/criminal justice agencies will continue to have access to the records but can only use it under limited circumstances. 


The law requires a 5 year waiting period following the imposition of the sentence, completion of probation, discharge from parole or the completion of imprisonment before the person can apply for a conviction set aside.


The following convictions ARE NOT eligible for a set aside:

  • felony offenses with a maximum punishment of life imprisonment

  • child abuse in any degree

  • criminal sexual conduct in the 2nd or 3rd degree 

  • human trafficking 

  • violation of MI anti-terrorism act

  • traffic offenses (including DUIs & driving on an expired/canceled license) 

Do You Qualify???
Pre-Qualification for Expungement Enrollment

If you meet the state requirements for our expungement program, we can get started on your petitioning right away!

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