Interpretation of Expungement Waiting Period Finally Resolved

In the past, the waiting period language in the expungement statute has been interpreted two different ways when person has been charged with or convicted of a new crime since the person was discharged from their sentence (probation or parole).  The two...

DWI Expungement

Prior to the enactment of the new expungement statute, DWI offenses were nearly impossible to expunge. Those that involved convictions did not qualify for a full expungement under the old pre-2015 statute; the court could not reach into executive branch records held...

Expungement Waiting Periods

The newly added provisions of Minnesota’s expungement law require waiting periods before a petitioner becomes eligible for full statutory expungement of a criminal record, during which the person may not be charged or convicted of a new crime. The expungement statute...

Expungement of Drug Diversion Cases

A source of confusion in Expungement cases has been how to classify felony drug possession cases resolved with a statutory stay of adjudication pursuant to Minn. Stat. §152.18. If the court considers the case eligible for expungement pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 609A.02,...

Expungement of Minn. Stat. § 152.18 Drug Diversion Cases

Questions have arisen as to how to classify felony drug possession cases resolved with a statutory stay of adjudication pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 152.18. If the court considers the case eligible for expungement pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 609A.02, Subd. 1, which...
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