Saginaw — Saginaw County Clerk Vanessa Guerra was one of the lawyers who volunteered at Attorney General Dana Nessel’s recent expungement clinic in Saginaw. The clinic, one of many hosted by Nessel’s office, is part of AG Nessel’s initiative to help applicants navigate their way through the new laws, help them determine if they are eligible to have convictions expunged, to answer frequently asked questions about the new laws.
Guerra got involved along with other members of the Saginaw Bar Association at the request of the Attorney General’s office. For each fair, the AG’s office puts out a call for volunteer attorneys to assist those seeking help navigating Michigan’s expungement laws.
The Office of Attorney General has announced three more expungement fairs in the month of October:
October 15 (11am – 3pm): Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation Expungement Fair, 1211 Trumbull, Detroit, MI 48216
October 21 (12pm – 4pm): Ford Community Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48126
October 28 (12pm – 4pm): Holland 58th District Court, 85 W 8th St., Holland, MI 49423
According to the Attorney General’s website, the process for expungement is laid out below:
Expungement Process for Attendees
Currently, the entire expungement process can take up to eight months.
- Applicant submits application. All expungement applications can be found in the “Applications & Checklists” section on the expungement website.
- Michigan State Police (MSP) process expungement applications. Once MSP has the required documentation, please allow up to two months for your Criminal History Report to be processed.
- The Department of Attorney General’s response will be processed up to three months after the Criminal History Report has been completed.
- Expungement hearing