SETTING ASIDE CONVICTIONS (EXCERPT)
Act 213 of 1965
780.622 Entry of order; effect; use of set aside conviction; "applicant" defined.
(1) Upon the entry of an order under section 1 or 1e, or upon the automatic setting aside of a conviction under section 1g, the applicant, for purposes of the law, is considered not to have been previously convicted, except as provided in this section and section 3.
(2) The applicant is not entitled to the remission of any fine, costs, or other money paid as a consequence of a conviction that is set aside.
(3) If the conviction set aside under section 1(1), 1e, or 1g is for a listed offense as defined in section 2 of the sex offenders registration act, 1994 PA 295, MCL 28.722, the applicant is considered to have been convicted of that offense for purposes of that act.
(4) This act does not affect the right of the applicant to rely upon the conviction to bar subsequent proceedings for the same offense.
(5) This act does not affect the right of a victim of a crime to prosecute or defend a civil action for damages.
(6) This act does not create a right to commence an action for damages for incarceration under the sentence that the applicant served before the conviction is set aside under this act.
(7) This act does not relieve any obligation to pay restitution owed to the victim of a crime nor does it affect the jurisdiction of the convicting court or the authority of any court order with regard to enforcing an order for restitution.
(8) A conviction, including any records relating to the conviction and any records concerning a collateral action, that has been set aside under this act cannot be used as evidence in an action for negligent hiring, admission, or licensure against any person.
(9) A conviction that is set aside under section 1, 1e, or 1g may be considered a prior conviction by court, law enforcement agency, prosecuting attorney, or the attorney general, as applicable, for purposes of charging a crime as a second or subsequent offense or for sentencing under sections 10, 11, and 12 of chapter IX of the code of criminal procedure, 1927 PA 175, MCL 769.10, 769.11, and 769.12.
(10) As used in this section, "applicant" includes an individual who has applied under this act to have his or her conviction or convictions set aside and an individual whose conviction or convictions have been set aside without an application under section 1g.
History: 1965, Act 213, Imd. Eff. July 16, 1965
Am. 1982, Act 495, Eff. Mar. 30, 1983
Am. 1993, Act 342, Eff. May 1, 1994
Am. 1994, Act 294, Eff. Oct. 1, 1995
Am. 2014, Act 335, Eff. Jan. 14, 2015
Am. 2020, Act 193, Eff. Apr. 11, 2021