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WayneLINC Clean Slate Expungement Program FAQs

I am interested in the WayneLINC Clean Slate Expungement Program.
How do I apply?

Complete the WayneLINC Clean Slate Expungement online application. DOWNLOAD WayneLINC Clean Slate Expungement Program flyer.

I live in Wayne County, but my convictions occurred in another county in Michigan. Do I still qualify for the program?

The WayneLINC Clean Slate Expungement Program is residency based. If you live in Wayne County, you will be eligible regardless of where in Michigan your conviction occurred if they were in the State of Michigan.

How long does the process typically take?

This is not a quick process. There are many different agencies that must do their part before your case goes before court. The process realistically could take up to twelve (12) or more months to complete.

How do I know if I have too many convictions?

The law allows up to three felonies and an unlimited number of misdemeanors to be expunged. Once you complete and submit the WayneLINC Clean Slate Expungement Program application, our staff will review your conviction record and inform you if you are eligible.

How much do I have to pay to be in the program?*

The program provides legal services free of cost. The only cost the applicant must pay is for fingerprinting.

*Some out-of-pocket expenses related to travel, childcare, etc. to attend a court appearance may be the responsibility of the applicant. Supportive services are available to those who are eligible.

I’m unable to get a CPL (Concealed Pistol License) due to a prior conviction.
Will this help me obtain one?

The WayneLINC Clean Slate Expungement Program was not developed to help obtain a CPL. Its primary purpose is to better a person’s life as a whole and help decrease employment and financial barriers for those that qualify statutorily.  If you feel you have been wrongly denied for a CPL application, you must follow their appeals process.

I was told that my arrest or conviction would be “non-public” or “not visible”.
Why is it coming up after my fingerprint check?

All law enforcement agencies, courts, Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC), and some federal agencies have knowledge of all arrests and convictions made.  This national database is called LEIN – Law Enforcement Intelligence Network – and keeps a nonpublic record.

I have a suspended or revoked license. Will this help me get my license back?​

The WayneLINC Clean Slate Expungement Program does not give back a person’s driving rights. Please contact the Secretary of State for that process, however WayneLINC will soon have a Drivers License Restoration (DLR) Program that may be able to assist.

Please complete the DLR interest form to be on a first-to-know list when this becomes available.