New law makes it easier to erase juvenile crimes
Sun, 30 Dec 2012 17:53:09 GMT —
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a bill to make it easier for people to wipe juvenile crimes off their record.
The new law will allow people to go to court to erase up to three offenses a year after the case is closed, instead of five years. The old law allowed only one offense to be expunged.
The bill, sponsored by state Rep. Joe Haveman, R-Holland, was easily approved in the Michigan House and Senate before the Legislature's recent adjournment.
Haveman says the new law will help people who made bad decisions at a young age and are facing barriers to college, employment or the military.