When you are charged with a crime in Minnesota there can be serious consequences that will effect your future. Even if you are not found guilty of the crime and it is dismissed, the initial charges can still come back to haunt you. Some employers or landlords may have serious concerns if you have even been charged with a crime, regardless of the outcome.
In certain situations, it’s possible to have the court “seal” or “expunge” these criminal charges, reducing their visibility and exposure to the public. If you are able to convince the court that an expungement is appropriate in your situation, you may be able to move past your criminal record and get a new start when applying for employment and housing.
Let us assist you in making that argument to the court. With the help of a skilled attorney navigating you through the maze of paperwork and court appearances, you can increase your chances for receiving an expungement.
It’s important to note that requesting an expungement is not going to work for every criminal charge. There are specific requirements that must be met before the court will consider issuing you an expungement. If you would like to learn more about the expungement procedure, and it’s benefits and limitations, please don’t hesitate to call our firm for a free analysis regarding your case. We are happy to speak with you over the phone or e-mail, whichever you are more comfortable with.