1. Determine if you are eligible for expungement.
To be eligible for expungement, you must have been arrested but not convicted of a crime, or your conviction must have been dismissed, reversed, or set aside. You must also meet other eligibility requirements, which can be found on the Michigan Expungement Request Form.
2. Complete the Michigan Expungement Request Form.
You can find the Michigan Expungement Request Form on the Michigan Courts website. The form will ask for information about yourself and your criminal record.
3. Gather required documents.
In order to complete the Michigan Expungement Request Form, you will need to gather certain documents. These documents include a copy of your birth certificate, driver's license, and social security card, as well as documentation of your arrest and conviction (if applicable).
4. Have your fingerprints taken.
In order to have your record cleared, you will need to have your fingerprints taken. This can be done at a local law enforcement agency.
5. Complete the background check.
The Michigan State Police will conduct a background check on you in order to determine if you are eligible for expungement.
6. Wait for the results of your background check.
It can take up to 90 days for the Michigan State Police to complete their background check on you.
7. If approved, schedule a hearing with the court.
If you are deemed eligible for expungement, you will need to schedule a hearing with the court in order to have your record cleared.
8. Attend your hearing and have your record cleared.
At your hearing, the court will review your request for expungement and make a decision on whether or not to grant it. If granted, your criminal record will be cleared and you will be able to start fresh.