Get Ready for Expungement!

What is Expungement? 

In Michigan, expungement allows for many state criminal offenses to be expunged - or set aside. When a record is set aside, it is no longer accessible to the general public. 


How can I prepare for Expungement? 

Identifying and correcting common barriers to expungement eligibility is a good first step in preparing for expungement. Open judicial segments, warrants, and unpaid court fees/restitutions can prevent an individual from moving forward with the expungement process, and possibly prevent automatic expungement which is expected to take effect in April 2023.  


How to access your ICHAT: 

Client Portal Instructions 

How to update your ICHAT: 

ICHAT Update/Open Judicial Segment Instructions 

Video Instructions 

How to pay court fees: 

How to Pay Court Dues 


This is for general information only. If you have additional questions, please email us at [email protected]. To register for Project Clean Slate and to see if you are eligible for expungement, please visit 


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