If you are looking to have an expert Minnesota expungement attorney expunge your MN criminal record, you have come to the right place. Our law firm has expunged more than 12,000 cases nationwide and has an "A+" rating with the Better Business Bureau.
Minnesota law allows most people with a criminal record to apply for expungement. If the court agrees to expunge your records, the court completely seals its records from public view and allows you to honestly say that you have not been convicted of a crime.
Getting rid of your criminal record is an investment in yourself that can lead to a better job and a lifetime of increased earnings. To see if you are eligible to get your record expunged or your rights restored, take our free online eligibility test.
Expungement cases in Minnesota can be very challenging. The District Attorneys regularly object to expungement. However, we will fight for you. Having us represent you will also ensure that you do not end up needlessly missing months or even years of opportunities because your case got delayed due to simple mistakes.
The process in Minnesota involves petitioning the court for an expungement (or restoration) in the county in which your original case occurred. The petition will contain all the necessary details from your original case that the court requires, as well as the arguments in favor of the court granting your case. This can include attaching supporting documentation as to why you are deserving of the relief requested. The court will review the petition and typically set it for a hearing for a judge to make a decision. We will represent you at that hearing and put forth the best arguments on your behalf.
Below we provide a brief summary of the services we offer in Minnesota. Please visit the specific service page for more detailed information. Alternatively you can take the online eligibility test if you have questions on which service applies to your situation, or you can always call our office with any questions you may have on the law in Minnesota or our law firm.
Minnesota law allows you to expunge a wide range of cases. If you were arrested and not convicted, your arrest records can be expunged. You can also expunge a case in which you completed a diversion or stay of adjudication and had the case dismissed. MN Law also allows you to expunge certain convictions. In order to expunge a conviction, the court must find that expungement will yield a benefit to you that is equivalent to the disadvantages to the public and public safety that results from sealing the record and burdening the court and the agencies to comply with the expungement. For a conviction, you must be able to show you are rehabilitated and that you deserve and/or need the expungement of your MN records.
Firearm rights can be lost in MN because of a wide variety of different offenses, including "crimes of violence." You also lose your gun rights under federal law for any felony convictions. The good news is that you can restore your Minnesota gun rights if the court finds that there is "good cause" to do so. The law in MN has not defined what the term "good cause" means; however, if it could include if you need a firearm for a job or hunting or if there is no reason to think you cannot be trusted to own a gun.
Under Minnesota law, the court can expunge your records of a juvenile adjudication of delinquency at any time. The judge may grant the expungement if he or she deems it advisable at that time. Minnesota automatically seals juvenile records, but the records are not automatically expunged. However, you can petition the court to completely expunge your juvenile records.
If you would like to start the process and have us begin working on your Minnesota case today, you can take our eligibility test and sign up online at the conclusion of the test. You can also give us a call to get started over the phone. Mathew Higbee will be your attorney of record and will start working on your case as soon as the first payment is made. We offer flexible payment plans that are always interest-free, and we start working when the first payment is made and continue working as long as you make the scheduled payments.
Please take our online eligibility test to see what your options are— it is easy and confidential. Let us know if you have any questions at all along the way or if you want to get started.
Our exclusive Expedited Record Clearance Update service allows us to have the leading background check companies reflect changes to your criminal record in less than 14 days, instead of months and even years like our competitors.
Law Firm of Higbee & Associates
80 South 8th Street, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
*By Appointment Only
We serve every county in Minnesota, including Anoka, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Saint Louis, Sherburne, Stearns and Washington.