On December 28, 2012, Michigan Public Act 527 went into effect and amended the eligibility requirements for juvenile record sealing.
The previous law only allowed for a single juvenile offense to be sealed after an individual reached the age of twenty-four.
The new law allows a person to seal their juvenile adjudications as long as they have no more than three offenses that would not have been considered a felony if the same offense was committed by an adult. A person becomes eligible for sealing either one year after the imposition of disposition, one year after completion of detention for the adjudication, or once a person becomes eighteen years old, whichever date comes latest.
Multiple adjudications for offenses that occurred within a twelve hour span of time and were motivated by a single intent may be considered a single adjudication for the purposes of sealing.
The law does not allow for the sealing of traffic offenses or any offense that would carry a life sentence as an adult.