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Updated: Michigan’s Clean Slate Legislation FAQ Fact Sheet – April 5, 2024

On October 12, 2020, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Michigan’s Clean Slate legislation into law. These seven bills — House Bill 4980-4985 and HB 5120 — automatically expunge simple misdemeanors and non-assaultive felonies from the records of hundreds of thousands of Michiganders who have lived crime-free for at least seven years, and make it possible for [...]

Medically Frail Reform (Senate Bill 599) Talking Points

Review the below talking points document to learn more about Medically Frail Reform (Senate Bill 599). Medically frail parole was passed with bipartisan support, with the support of the Michigan Department of Corrections and with a neutral stance from the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan in 2019. Medically frail parole is reserved for people who [...]

Automatic Expungement in Michigan FAQ

The state of Michigan implemented an automated expungement system on April 11th, 2023. The impact of this new law is still being felt throughout the state, but many still have questions about how this new law impacts them personally. Please review and share the resource below! Download>> Auto Expungement FAQ 07262023

Fact Sheet: Automatic Expungements – What you Need to Know

Prior to April 11, 2023, individuals seeking an expungement of past convictions have had to petition the courts to have those offenses expunged. This will change when the second phase of Michigan’s Clean Slate Act goes into effect on April 11, 2023, this new process will allow for convictions to be expunged through an automated [...]

Juvenile Life Without Parole Call to Action!

Want to help end juvenile life without parole (JLWOP) in Michigan but don't know where to start? Check out our Call to Action below! Download>> JLWOP Call to Action

Updated: Clean Slate FAQ Fact Sheet – February 15, 2022

On October 12, 2020, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Michigan’s Clean Slate legislation into law. These seven bills — House Bill 4980-4985 and HB 5120 — automatically expunge simple misdemeanors and non-assaultive felonies from the records of hundreds of thousands of Michiganders who have lived crime-free for at least seven years, and make it possible for [...]

Updated: Clean Slate FAQ Fact Sheet – December 3, 2021

On October 12, 2020, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Michigan’s Clean Slate legislation into law. These seven bills — House Bill 4980-4985 and HB 5120 — automatically expunge simple misdemeanors and non-assaultive felonies from the records of hundreds of thousands of Michiganders who have lived crime-free for at least seven years, and make it possible for [...]

Fact Sheet: Clean Slate for First-Violation DUI

While Michigan law allows for different variations of Operating While Intoxicated offenses, the most common offenses are for Driving/Operating Under the Influence (DUI/OWI) and Operating/Driving While Visibly Impaired (OWVI/DWVI). As seen below, Operating While Intoxicated offenses are generally prosecuted based on the amount of DUI’s an individual has accumulated to that point. • DUI-1st offense [...]