If you are seeking an expungement of past cases or convictions, it can be beneficial to know what to expect. While many records are eligible for expungement under the right circumstances, there are certain types of criminal convictions that cannot be fully expunged: Murder, Kidnapping, Criminal Sexual Conduct, certain drug crimes, many felonies, and others. However, if you were charged with one of these crimes and your case was dismissed without a conviction, you can still seek an expungement.
When you are successful in having your criminal record expunged, it is not destroyed altogether. An expungement or record sealing in Minnesota means that members of the public will not be able to view the record. Only under court order can your sealed records be accessed.
Why to Seek Expungement
People who have been convicted of a crime often face lifelong repercussions because of it. You may have a difficult time getting a job or housing due to a less-than-pristine background check. You may also be prohibited from volunteering for your kids’ school programs, after-school activities, and extra-curricular sports.
Sometimes you just feel like you can’t move on with your life with a conviction from years or decades ago hanging over your head. If you were much younger when you were convicted or if you were battling substance abuse or mental health issues at the time, you’ve probably matured into a whole new person and don’t like to look back on those dark times in your life.
In addition, it’s not a secret that many convictions of the past have been obtained by infringing on the rights of the accused. Your unfairly-obtained conviction isn’t something you deserve to carry with you for the rest of your life. And you certainly don’t deserve to be judged unfairly because of it. If you’re ready to begin the action of expungement to remove your conviction from the public record and get on with your life, contact an expungement attorney in Minnesota to help you navigate this intense process.
Minnesota Criminal Record Expungement Attorneys
The law firm of Sieben Edmunds Miller can help you successfully petition to expunge your criminal record. Our attorneys have a proven track record of obtaining successful outcomes for our clients. We will work diligently to have your records expunged so you can go on to enjoy a higher quality of life. Contact us today at (651) 994-6744 to begin.