Minnesota Expungement Lawyer
your trial, you may have a criminal record even if you were found “not guilty.” Having a criminal record can prevent people from gaining employment, housing, and more. Criminal expungement prevents these records from showing up on background checks and additional searches which allows clients to return to life as normal before their criminal court case. To achieve expungement it is often necessary to have a
Minnesota Expungement Lawyer by your side to ensure your case is heard completely.
Minnesota expungement statutes outline the process.
Expungement of a Criminal Record
Expungement of criminal records is typically granted to those found not guilty in court cases. If a guilty plea was never entered and pretrial programs were completed a person may qualify for expungement. A person may also apply for expungement if they were convicted of a crime but have changed their life significantly since this time. For this to occur a person must:
- Prove rehabilitation
- Prove expungement will not endanger public safety
- Prove that you have been denied housing, employment, etc. as a result of having a criminal record
Expungement for serious crimes such as murder, DUI/DWI, sex crimes, and aggravated assault are never expunged.
Minnesota Sealed Criminal Records
Expungement of criminal records does not permanently get rid of a person’s record. Rather, it seals the record so it does not show up on a background check. Authority figures (immigration authorities, police, etc.) may still access sealed criminal records if just cause is given. Sealing criminal records allows a person who was found innocent or who has rehabilitated their life to have a clean background check when seeking employment, housing, licenses, etc.
Minneapolis Expungement Attorney
Judith A. Samson can help you on your path to receive expungement of your criminal record. The expungment process can be lengthy, complicated, and difficult at times. Having an attorney on your side will ensure that your case is heard, paper work is filed quickly and efficiently, and that no stone goes unturned. An attorney can also help you gather the proof you need to seal your criminal record.
Judith A. Samson understand the damage a criminal record can do to a person’s personal and professional life. This can be extremely frustrating for the client, especially if they were found innocent in their past criminal court case. If you are seeking expungment of your records contact Judith A. Samson today for a free initial consultation at 612.333.8001.
The Minnesota expungement lawyers with Judith A. Samson, represent clients throughout Minnesota, including the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul and surrounding areas in Anoka County, Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Dakota County, Sherburne County, Wright County and Washington County.