Criminal records to be expunged at event in Flint Wednesday By Steve Carmody • Jun 1, 2021 ShareTweetEmail Credit steve carmody / Michigan Radio Up to 1,000 people are expected to get criminal convictions expunged from their records during an event this week in Flint. Wednesday’s expungement fair will take place at the Genesee County Sheriff’s office.? Michigan’s new expungement law took effect in April.? The law expands number of misdemeanor and felony convictions that qualify for expungement. Percy Glover served 12 years in prison on a manslaughter conviction. He says having his record cleared is life-changing. “For someone that was convicted as a teenager who made a mistake, at 17-18, who is now 40, who has struggled the last two decades with finding a job, it changes everything instantly,” says Glover. The Michigan Attorney General’s office is hosting the event, along with the Genesee County Prosecutor and Sheriff’s offices.? Want to support reporting like this? Consider making a gift to Michigan Radio today. Tags: expungementcriminal recordgenesee county sheriffFlintpercy gloverShareTweetEmail Related Content New criminal expungement law takes effect By Rick Pluta • Apr 11, 2021 Pixabay.com A new law makes it easier for people to have criminal convictions erased from their records. The law allows the expungement to take place automatically in many cases, rather than requiring someone to formally request it from a court. The new law also allows more people to apply to courts to have their records cleared. “These are offenses that we characterize as indiscretions, as opposed to things like violent offenses and things that develop a pattern,” said State Court Administrator Thomas Boyd. The former judge says this means a second chance for thousands of people who committed non-violent offenses, including teens and young adults. Whitmer signs “Clean Slate” criminal justice package By Kevin Lavery | WKAR • Oct 12, 2020 rollingroscoe / Morguefile Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed a sweeping package of bills that will allow thousands to expunge their criminal records after they’ve served their sentences. The legislation enables thousands of people who’ve been denied housing, employment and other opportunities because of past criminal convictions a chance to clear their records.