Minnesota Expungement Lawyers: Seal Your Criminal Record
A criminal record can make it difficult to get a job, a place to live, a loan — or even a date. It can limit your options in many ways.
Minnesota law now provides a better process for expungement of criminal records. We may now be able to expunge (seal) your criminal record even if a previous request for expungement was denied.
Are You Eligible for Expungement? Call Arrested MN at 612.339.5844 to Find Out
An Arrested MN attorney is available to speak with you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We can explain the expungement law and let you know whether your criminal record can be expunged.
Not all offenses eligible for expungement. Most non-violent crimes and some low-level felonies can be expunged. To qualify for expungement, you must have remained law abiding, without any new offenses on your record, for a period of between one and five years, depending on the original offense.
What Has Changed?
Now all juvenile and adult records related to the arrest, booking, charges and conviction can be sealed for eligible offenses.
Prior to January 1, 2015, expungement was available in Minnesota, but the process did not seal all sources of criminal records. Judges could not order executive agencies like the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) to seal their records. The BCA is the source of information for most employment and housing background checks. The new law allows these records to be sealed.
There is no better time to request an expungement of your criminal record. Since the Second Chance Expungement law went into effect, nearly half the people who have contacted Arrested MN regarding expungement of their criminal records had applied for expungement in the past and been denied.
Lawyers Experienced in the Expungement Process
Do not let your criminal record hold you back. Call Arrested MN today at 612.339.5844 or contact us by email. Expungement is now more available and effective than ever, but it is a complicated process. Let our experienced criminal defense lawyers help you seal your criminal record and move forward with your life.
Arrested MN attorneys represent clients in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area and throughout Minnesota. We also represent clients who live outside of the state clear their Minnesota criminal record.