WASHTENAW COUNTY, Mich. (FOX 2) - Free expungement fairs are being offered to help Washtenaw County residents who have criminal records.
New laws that went into effect early this year allow for some people to have their records expunged. Expungement means that the crime does not appear publicly, and you do not need to disclose it. This means that if you apply for a job, home rental, or assistance, the crime will not show up on a background check. It can still be viewed by law enforcement and other officials.
Three fairs are being offered to screen people for eligibility, help with applications for marijuana convictions, and sign people up for fingerprinting. Getting fingerprinted is required to request an expungement.
Washtenaw County expungement fairs:
- Friday, Aug. 27 from 3-7 p.m.Grace Fellowship Church1301 S. Harris Rd., Ypsilanti, MI 48198
- Sunday, Sept. 12 from 1-5 p.m.Location TBD
- Saturday, Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.Parkridge Community Center591 Armstrong Dr., Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Registration is required. Click here to register.
If you have any questions, contact Caroline Laman, the pro bono administrator, at email@example.com or Frances Walters, the director of the Washtenaw County Prosecutor's Office Conviction Integrity and Expungement Unit, at CIEU@washtenaw.org.