Category Archives: Expungement / Criminal Record Sealing


6 Reasons Everyone Eligible Should Seal or Expunge Their Record
6 Reasons Everyone Eligible Should Seal or Expunge Their Record
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A run-in with the law can have a huge negative impact on your life. Most people think that all of the consequences you face are tied to whether or not you are convicted, but unfortunately this is not the case.

 

Sure, you won’t be going to prison or paying off ridiculous fines if you beat your charges, but that doesn’t mean that everything just returns to normal. Why not? Because you will have a criminal record.

 

That’s right.


University of Minnesota Application to Stop Asking About Felonies
University of Minnesota Application to Stop Asking About Felonies
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When someone is facing felony charges, there is a lot at stake. Jail times, high fines, and other criminal penalties may be just the beginning – especially if the charges result in a conviction.

 

After completing their sentence, it’s not uncommon for a person to have to “start over” with a new job and a new living situation. Unfortunately, this is much easier said than done. Not surprisingly, there is a huge negative stigma that felons have to face,


Who Can See My Criminal Record After It Is Expunged?
Who Can See My Criminal Record After It Is Expunged?
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Expungement and criminal record sealing give former offenders a second chance at a clean record. Getting your record expunged allows you to apply for jobs or housing without the fear of being rejected for your criminal past. After all, if you have done your time and you are a reformed citizen, minor offenses in the past should really be forgiven and forgotten.

 

If you qualify for expungement in Minnesota (and only certain cases or crimes do), this is


How Do I Get My Criminal Record Sealed in Minnesota?
How Do I Get My Criminal Record Sealed in Minnesota?
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If you have charges on your criminal record, you may have already encountered awkward situations or even rejections because of your past. Criminal convictions can affect your possibilities for employment, residence, and assistance – even if you’ve already served your time and the crime was committed ages ago.

 

Luckily, it may be possible for these records to be sealed and unavailable for public viewing. This process is called criminal record sealing, or criminal expungement. If your records


What Types of Cases Can Be Expunged in Minnesota?
What Types of Cases Can Be Expunged in Minnesota?
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Everyone makes mistakes, but sometimes those mistakes are serious enough to be called crimes. And if you’ve been charged with a crime in Minnesota, that means you also have a criminal record.

 

Unfortunately, criminal records are hard to escape. You have to disclose that you’ve been convicted of a crime on all types of important documents, and anyone who does a background check on you can easily see your record. It can make getting a job, finding an


Minnesota’s Expungement Law Explained: A Visual Guide
Minnesota’s Expungement Law Explained: A Visual Guide
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Effective January 1, 2015, Minnesota’s expungement law provides new opportunities for people to seal criminal records. Sometimes called Minnesota’s new “Second Chance Law,” the ability to successfully seal a criminal record and get a fresh start is now possible.

 

With 87% of employers performing some form of a background check, Minnesotans are continuously denied jobs or are fired because of a criminal record. These records range from dismissed charges to diversion programs, to low-level criminal convictions and serious


Minnesota’s “Ban the Box” Law Explained
Minnesota’s “Ban the Box” Law Explained
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Minnesota’s “Ban the Box” law was signed by Governor Mark Dayton in 2013, and went into effect on January 1, 2014. The new law has been in affect for public employers since 2009 but is now extended to private employers. This blog explains what the Ban the Box law is, what is aims to do, and how it affects Minnesotans with criminal records.

 

What is the Ban the Box law?

 

The Ban the Box law aims to


MINNEAPOLIS & ST. PAUL CRIMINAL DEFENSE & DWI LAW FIRM SERVING

 

With offices in Minneapolis and Stillwater, Minnesota, Keyser Law, P.A. handles cases throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area including:

 

HENNEPIN COUNTY

 

Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Champlin, Chanhassen, Corcoran, Crystal, Dayton, Deephaven, Eden Prairie, Edina, Excelsior, Golden Valley, Greenfield, Greenwood, Hanover, Hopkins, Independence, Long Lake, Loretto, Maple Grove, Maple Plain, Medicine Lake, Medina, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Minnetrista, Mound, New Hope, Orono, Osseo, Plymouth, Richfield, Robbinsdale, Rockford, Rogers, Shorewood, Spring Park, St. Anthony Village, St. Bonifacius, St. Louis Park, Wayzata, Woodland and Hassan Township.

WASHINGTON COUNTY

 

Afton, Bayport, Birchwood Village, Cottage Grove, Dellwood, Forest Lake, Grant, Hugo, Lake Elmo, Lake St. Croix Beach, Lakeland Shores, Lakeland, Landfall, Mahtomedi, Marine on St. Croix, Newport, Oak Park Heights, Oakdale, Pine Springs, Scandia, St. Marys Point, St. Paul Park, Stillwater, Willernie, White Bear Lake, Woodbury, Baytown, Denmark, Grey Cloud Island, May, West Lakeland, Garen and Point Douglas.

RAMSEY COUNTY

Arden Hills, Blaine, Falcon Heights, Gem Lake, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, North St. Paul, Roseville, Shoreview, St. Anthony, St. Paul, Spring Lake Park, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake and White Bear Lake Township.

ANOKA COUNTY

Andover, Anoka, Bethel, Blaine, Centerville, Circle Pines, Columbia Heights, Columbus, Coon Rapids, East Bethel, Fridley, Ham Lake, Hilltop, Lexington, Lino Lakes, Nowthen, Oak Grove, Ramsey and St. Francis.

DAKOTA COUNTY

Apple Valley, Burnsville, Coates, Eagan, Farmington, Hampton, Hastings, Inver Grove Heights, Lakeville, Lilydale, Mendota, Mendota Heights, Miesville, New Trier, Northfield, Randolph, Rosemount, South St. Paul, Sunfish Lake, Vermillion and West St. Paul.

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