It’s Now Easier to Expunge Your Criminal Record in Minnesota


Do you have a criminal record that consistently holds you back from accomplishing your goals? Even if you have used your time since your conviction turning your life around, your felony, gross misdemeanor, misdemeanor and-or juvenile conviction can impact your ability to secure employment and make a decent income, find a home, vote, get a loan, or adopt a child.

If you do have a past criminal conviction on your record, you may have heard the good news. There are new laws in Minnesota that make it easier to remove a non-violent criminal record from accessible public records. If you are successful in getting your record expunged, potential employers and the general public will no longer be able to view your criminal history.

The previous law meant that judges in Minnesota could only expunge court records for those who met specific qualifications. Now that the new law is in effect, judges have more power to seal criminal records.

The law took effect in January 1st and applies to those with nonviolent felonies, gross misdemeanors, misdemeanors, and juvenile convictions.

Are you seeking a record expungement? For additional information about federal and local criminal laws, or to discuss your specific situation in a confidential environment with an experienced Minneapolis expungement lawyer, please contact Mark Herman to schedule a consultation by calling 612-382-4545.

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