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Category Archives: Expungement / Criminal Record Sealing


Expungement Doesn’t Mean Your Minnesota Record Is Cleared
Expungement Doesn’t Mean Your Minnesota Record Is Cleared
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Criminal records can cause many problems for people throughout their lives, long after sentences served. It can affect your ability to find a job or even a place to live.

 

Luckily, the government has provided a remedy for undue suffering from criminal charges: expungement. However, it’s a complex process in Minnesota, with much to grasp about its rules and requirements.

 

Here’s what you need to know about expungement if you’re eligible, and how it works.

 

What


Restoring Your Rights in MN: What Happens After Expungement
Restoring Your Rights in MN: What Happens After Expungement
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A criminal record in Minnesota can have consequences for your future, long after you’ve paid your debt to society and completed sentencing from the court. Often, landlords and employers ask if applicants have been convicted of criminal offenses. That means your criminal record can impact your ability to find employment and housing.

 

Many people seek expungement as a remedy for the problems presented by a criminal record. Here’s what you need to know about the expungement process and how


How to Prepare for Your Minnesota Record Sealing
How to Prepare for Your Minnesota Record Sealing
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A criminal record can be an obstacle plenty of Minnesotans have to overcome in their lives…more than once. If you’re one of them, know you’re not the only one.

 

Also know, Minnesota law offers the option for many past offenders to truly leave your history where it belongs through the record sealing process.

 

Learn here what sealing your record means, whether you qualify, and how to initiate the record sealing process here in Minnesota.

 

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2020 New Year’s Resolution #1: Seal Your Minnesota Criminal Record
2020 New Year’s Resolution #1: Seal Your Minnesota Criminal Record
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The ways you might have gained a criminal record over the years are countless. Traffic violations and youthful indiscretions haunt plenty of us. The problem is, these past mistakes can and will follow you for the rest of your life – or will they?

 

If you’re looking for ways to improve your life in the new year, learning the qualifications for sealing your Minnesota criminal record should be top of your checklist. Let’s take a look at five


How Minnesotans Can Get Rid of Their Juvenile Records
How Minnesotans Can Get Rid of Their Juvenile Records
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It’s true, the juvenile justice system does tend to go easier on juvenile offenders than adult courts would, focusing on rehabilitation before young people begin facing the real responsibilities (and punitive measures) of an adult.

 

What’s also true, a youth’s responsibilities aren’t always finished upon completion of community service or offense-related program. Living with a criminal record, juvenile or otherwise, could cost you a job, a degree, and certain housing.

 

If you know your Minnesota juvenile record


The Real Costs of Living with a Criminal Record in Minnesota
The Real Costs of Living with a Criminal Record in Minnesota
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You committed a crime. You did the time for it. It is also highly likely that you paid a heap in fines, rehabilitation, restitution, or any combination of them depending on your conviction.

 

What you probably never even thought about were the ongoing negative impacts and costs of having that criminal record. Things which are affecting your ability to reintegrate successfully into Minnesota society.

 

These are real costs to you and your loved ones, and those costs have


Don’t Let a Youthful Mistake Stop Your Kid from Going to College
Don’t Let a Youthful Mistake Stop Your Kid from Going to College
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All parents know that even the best teenagers make lapses in judgement.

 

Studies have shown that teens are prone to impulsive decisions, as the parts of the brain that process emotion and decision-making aren’t yet fully developed.  Still more studies have shown that people grow out of their teenage mistakes and behaviors, suggesting that mistakes made during adolescence aren’t necessarily reflective of adult life. For example, whether a person will ultimately succeed in college and early professional career.

 


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.

MINNEAPOLIS