Set Aside Conviction

The Michigan Legislature's "Clean Slate" initiative expands the opportunity to set aside a criminal conviction. Some of the most significant changes are listed below.

  • Expanded number of misdemeanor and felony convictions eligible, effective April 11, 2021.
  • Changes in the required time period after conviction to apply.
  • Multiple offenses from the same incident or 24 hour time period may be treated as one offense for purpose of set aside.
  • Expands offense types eligible to be set aside.
  • Automatic set aside of certain qualifying offenses after 7 years (misdemeanor) or 10 years (felony), effective April 2023.
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Additional Changes:

If you believe you may qualify for the set aside of a prior conviction with the Circuit Court please find additional linked information below to assist you in your application or email the Oakland County Workforce Development Clean Slate Program at cleanslateprogram@oakgov.com.  To order case document copies visit Court Explorer. If your case is marked with a Y in the Archive column of Court Explorer you may email CourtExplorer@oakgov.com 

to request access to order online. Please allow 2 business days for the request to be processed. 

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