Expunging Old Criminal Records

Thanks to new laws, many people with old criminal records now have the opportunity to have their criminal records “expunged.”

“Expungement” means that your criminal record can be hidden from public view. It means that when you apply for a job, housing, financial aid, or a professional license, you no longer have to list the criminal offenses that have been expunged. It also means that if employers, landlords, or educational or professional institutions search your criminal history, they will not be able to see the criminal offenses that have been expunged.

The Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office strongly encourages eligible people to apply to expunge their old criminal records. A new unit in our office has been set up to work with community partners and assist in expungement.

To request expungement assistance, please contact the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office Conviction Integrity and Expungement Unit, please email [email protected]

Please visit our events page for upcoming expungement events across the community. 

If you are looking for a job while waiting to get your record expunged, check out our Felony Friendly Job Leads. 

If you think you might be eligible for expungement, you may wish to review our overview of Michigan's Expungement laws.

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If you have questions about expungement, you can contact our office or a Washtenaw County Expungement Committee partner: 

Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office Conviction Integrity & Expungement Unit (CIEU)  at [email protected] or 734-222-6620

Legal Services of South Central Michigan, by filling out this form. If you are unable to complete the online intake form, please contact the Counsel and Advocacy Law Line (CALL) at 1-888-783-8190 Monday - Thursday, 9am - 5pm, or Friday, 9am - 1pm, and let them know that you would like to complete intake for help with an expungement.                    

Michigan Works! Southeast at [email protected]                                    

Michigan Advocacy Program at [email protected]

Additional expungement information