New Expungement Law-“Second Chance Law”
In 2014 the Minnesota Legislature, in response to the supreme court decision State v. MDT amended the state’s expungement law to include the ability of judges to seal all records relating to an arrest. Before the new law was enacted, a district court judge’s ability to seal records outside the four walls of a court was limited. The new law due to take effect on January 1, 2015 permits a defendant, in certain circumstances, to ask a judge to seal court records and records held by other state agencies.
Certain convictions may be sealed. If you were convicted a crime you may be able to ask the court to seal all records. If you want to explore your options with regard to sealing court records or records held by state agency as a result of an arrest or conviction please call Martin S. Azarian Criminal Defense, P.A. at 612-343-9000. Initial telephone consultations are always free of charge.