ExpungementMay 2, 2023by Leverson Budke
Clearing Your Record: Understanding What Crimes Can Be Expunged
Having a criminal record can be a significant obstacle in many aspects of life. It can negatively impact your ability to find employment, housing, and educational opportunities, among other things. If you’re looking to clear your record, you may have wondered, “What crimes can be expunged?” Expungement is the process by which a criminal record is legally sealed, allowing the...
ExpungementimportFebruary 13, 2020by Leverson Budke
What crimes can be expunged in Minnesota?
If you have been convicted or charged with a crime, you have a criminal record. A criminal record is defined as a “list of a person’s previous criminal convictions.” However, like many states, Minnesota makes some arrest accounts part of your official criminal record. Many people with a criminal record are unaware of how this can negatively impact your future and what crimes can be...
ExpungementCriminal DefenseMarch 27, 2019by Leverson Budke
Minnesota Expungement Laws – Seal Your Criminal Record
The criminal defense lawyers of Leverson Budke are Minnesota’s leading experts in Minnesota expungement laws. They have extensive experience and can point to many successes, even for very serious convictions. They provide free initial consultations to help you seal your criminal record, and every caller will speak to an attorney on the phone. But what exactly is expungement? What...
DWI & DUI in MinnesotaExpungementSeptember 17, 2018by Leverson Budke
Can You Get a DWI Expunged in MN?
One of the most frequent questions we get asked by folks that have gotten a DWI is, “Can you get a DWI expunged?” The quick answer is Yes, if you were convicted of driving while intoxicated, you may be eligible to seek expungement for a DWI. Expungement is the process by which an individual can have a certain entry removed from his or her criminal record. Although this particular...
ExpungementSeptember 6, 2018by Leverson Budke
Can I Expunge a Theft from my Record?
Good news. Theft is an offense for which the remedy of expungement is available in Minnesota. Expungement is the process by which an individual can have a certain entry removed from his or her criminal record. For many people, a theft charge is accompanied by consequences that are disproportionate to the actual behavior. For example, in Minnesota, the level of offense (misdemeanor, gross...
ExpungementFebruary 1, 2018by Leverson Budke
New Expungement Waiting Period Listed in the New Minnesota Statute
IMPORTANT MN EXPUNGEMENT WAITING PERIOD DECISION: How Long Do I Have to Wait to Seek Expungement? We Finally Know the Answer! New Expungement Waiting Period The amount of time you have to wait before petitioning the court for a Minnesota expungement generally depends on how your case was initially resolved. If you entered a guilty plea at the time your case was resolved, then you must wait...
Criminal DefenseExpungementNovember 8, 2017by Leverson Budke
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ExpungementCriminal DefenseOctober 24, 2017by Leverson Budke
My charges were dismissed; why is it still showing up on a background check?
You were charged with a crime. Your charges were dismissed by jury verdict, court order, or agreement with the prosecutor. So why is your arrest still showing up on a background check? Many Minnesotans are surprised to learn that potential employers can still see that you were charged with a crime even though they were never convicted of a crime. You may have searched your name on the court’s...
Criminal DefenseExpungementMarch 31, 2017by Leverson Budke2
IMPORTANT EXPUNGEMENT DECISION: A felony is, unfortunately, always a felony.
The Minnesota Supreme Court recently issued a decision impacting thousands of Minnesotans who sought to have a prior felony expunged from their record. In State v. S.A.M., the Court was tasked with determining whether a felony conviction, which was later reduced to a misdemeanor after the defendant successfully completed probation, should be treated as a felony or a misdemeanor for purposes...
ExpungementNovember 23, 2016by Leverson Budke2
Everything You Need to Know about Minnesota’s New Expungement Law
If you have ever been accused of a crime, you understand all too well that the effects of that accusation remain long after the case has settled. Even decades after a journey through the criminal justice system, some individuals will struggle to obtain meaningful employment, to receive student loans, or to find housing. Fortunately, the Minnesota legislature recently enacted a law that...