Overview Description

Records relating to a first-time domestic violence case dismissed after the successful completion of probation become nonpublic. Mich. Comp. Laws §§ 769.4a(1), (5).


Ineligible Category or Citation

This statue applies only to domestic violence offenses specified in section 769.4a.

Procedure General

Upon the successful completion of probation, the court will discharge the individual and dismiss the proceedings. After dismissal the state police retain a nonpublic record of the arrest, court proceedings, and disposition of the criminal charge. For specific procedure, see Mich. Comp. Laws § 769.4a.


There is no statutory language regarding fees.


The disposition is not a conviction and does not entail the disqualifications or disabilities imposed by law upon conviction. Arrest and court records are nonpublic, but can be disclosed as specified in section 769.4a(7).

Waiting Periods

The record becomes nonpublic upon dismissal of the charge.

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