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How to Get Your Record Cleared in Minnesota

Minnesota allows complete expungement of criminal records under certain circumstances. In order to successfully receive an expungement, you must fill out the necessary paperwork, and appear in court for a mandatory hearing to represent your case to a judge. If you expunge your records, the records are sealed from public access.

Minnesota Eligibility Requirements for Record Clearing

Minnesota allows expungement of arrest records where you were not convicted.  You may be eligible for expungement if you were not convicted of a felony or gross misdemeanor in ten years preceding the arrest, and you were not convicted of any charge related to the arrest. You may also expunge a conviction for drug possession if the charge was dismissed after successfully completing probation.

Benefits of Expungement in Minnesota

If you expunge your records in Minnesota, the court completely seals its records from public view and allows you to honestly say that you have not been convicted of a crime. There are many benefits to expunging your record, including having a clean record while applying for employment, and being eligible for various loans and professional memberships.


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Expunge Minnesota Arrest Records

Minnesota allows expungement of arrest records where you were not convicted.  You may be eligible for expungement if you were not convicted of a felony or gross misdemeanor in ten years preceding the arrest, and you were not convicted of ... Continue reading

Expunge Minnesota Cases that Resolved in Diversion

If you did not admit or plead guilty and successfully completed a diversion program, you are eligible to have your record expunged. You can only expunge your Minnesota arrest if your charges were dropped before trial or if you were ... Continue reading

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