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Michigan Makes Sealing of Convictions Automatic, Including for Some Felonies

A series of bills have been signed in Michigan that will establish a new automatic mechanism to expunge certain convictions without a person having to ask for it and significantly expand eligibility for expungement under the existing petition-based application system. Called a “game-changer” by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, the bills also are expected to allow the state to grow its workforce and expand access to job training and education. Michigan is now the sixth state to enact an automatic conviction-sealing law covering a range of offenses and the third to make relief automatic for some felony convictions.

 

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