Included below are free forms that will help you get the process of expunging or sealing your records. Most of the forms are self-explanatory and you should be able to complete them without the help of a lawyer. If you need help, you may want to call the clerk of the court where you were convicted. The clerk of the court can provide you with the information about your case and some instructions on how to complete the expungement form.
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Expunging your criminal record in Michigan means that your prior conviction is set aside. If you have a conviction expunged, you are considered not to have been convicted for most purposes. For example, you can honestly tell potential employers that you have a clean criminal record. Your conviction can only be used for very limited purposes, such as increasing your sentence if you are convicted of a new offense. An expunged conviction is not supposed to appear on your rap sheet. (If it does, contact an attorney.) Forms..