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Legal Topics: Expungement

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Statutes: (Additional statutes, regulations & opinions may apply to your specific situation.)

  • Minnesota Statutes Chapter 609A Expungement
  • Minnesota Statutes §299C.11.
  • Resources: (Print resources are available at the Law Library and in county law libraries around the state.)

  • Basics on Criminal Expungement, from the Self-Help Center.
  • Criminal Expungement, from the Self Help Center. Includes links to the forms.
  • Expungement in Minnesota, from the Council on Crime and Justice. Council on Crime and Justice and Volunteer Lawyers Network Services provide monthly seminars for persons with records in Hennepin County, and Hennepin County residents who have records in Ramsey County. The Expungement Seminar Information line is (612) 353-3024.
  • Expungement of Criminal Records, from Hennepin Lawyer, August 25, 2004. (73 Hennepin Lawyer 10 (September/October 2004.)
  • Expungement of Criminal Records , from the Minnesota House of Representatives Research Department.
  • Help with Criminal Expungement, from the Fourth District (Hennepin County) courts.
  • Traffic/Criminal Expungement (sealing) Procedure, from the First District courts.
  • Videos & Tutorials, from the Self-Help Center.
  • Arrested but never charged? See: Expunge Arrest Records, from the Self Help Center.
  • Resources for legal assistance or advice.

    Related Topics: Background Checks; Collateral Consequences of Felony Conviction; Landlord and Tenant (expungement of eviction records); Pardons.


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    Minnesota State Law Library: Legal Topics: Expungement

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