Expunging and Sealing Your Record

Everyone makes mistakes.  Unfortunately for many Minnesotans, one-time mistakes and lapses in judgment can result in criminal convictions that have long-lasting and serious consequences.  A criminal conviction can make it difficult to continue an education, advance your career, or even find housing. Click here to determine if you are eligible to clear your name and get your reputation back!

The good news is that our Minnesota legislature created a statute authorizing Minnesota Courts to seal the records relating to all misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor offenses, as well as many felonies.  This process, called expungement, requires a person who wishes to seal his or her record to file an expungement petition, to serve the petition on every law enforcement agency and prosecuting authority involved in the case, and to convince a judge that the private benefit to the petitioner outweighs the public interest in the record.  When deciding whether the private benefit outweighs the public interest, courts consider many factors outlined in the expungement statute, including the effect the conviction has had on the petitioner's employment or housing.

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The expungement process can be difficult and confusing.  It is important to determine whether your case is eligible for expungement, to figure out which state agencies need to be served, and to identify the facts in favor of your petition.  The attorneys at Olson Defense have experience navigating this complex process, and we have helped many clients successfully petition for expungement.

If your life has been negatively impacted by a criminal conviction in the State of Minnesota, and if you are serious about sealing your criminal records, you should contact Olson Defense to discuss whether you can pursue expungement.  Whether you have one prior conviction or many, we have helped someone in a similar situation seal their record and move on with their lives.  Please do not hesitate to contact Olson Defense at (952) 835-1088 to for a free consultation about expunging your case, or fill out the request for a free assessment here.

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If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges or a DWI, contact Olson Defense. We are always glad to meet with you for a free consultation at our office, in the Twin Cities metro area, or any convenient location. If you find yourself in jail or any emergency situation, call Olson Defense before you talk to the police.