Expungement Can Create New Opportunities
A criminal conviction on your record can cause problems for you in the future. It can make it difficult for you to obtain employment, rent an apartment, enroll in certain schools, obtain a license to practice a profession, volunteer with certain organizations, or obtain a loan or credit. If you are in this situation, you may find relief in expungement.
In Minnesota, most expungements involve the sealing of judicial records, including arrest, indictment, trial and dismissal or discharge information. Depending on your particular circumstances, you may also qualify for the expungement of executive branch records, like those kept by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA), and state and local police departments and sheriff’s offices, and prosecutors’ offices. Expungement work is complex, detailed, and time-consuming, requiring the assistance of an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
At Bass Law Firm, PLLC, I create an attorney-client relationship that emphasizes clear communication at every stage. I return messages promptly and take the time to review all options with each client before developing a legal strategy.
A 2015 law passed by Minnesota legislators makes it easier for those convicted of low-level felonies, as well as misdemeanors, gross misdemeanors and juvenile delinquency, to seal their records from the background checks routinely run by employers and landlords.
Ready To Help You Expunge A Criminal Conviction
It is wise to enlist the assistance of a knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense lawyer to help navigate the expungement process. To determine what type of expungement remedies are available to you, contact my office to discuss your specific situation. Let’s work together to help you move forward and put this mistake behind you once and forever.