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Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, PA

We have over a century of collective legal experience and have been practicing in state and federal courts across Minnesota since 1983.

Expungement Attorney in Minneapolis

Let Our Minneapolis Criminal Lawyers Protect Your Future

If you were convicted of a crime, you may be able to have these criminal records sealed. This process is known as "expungement," as described in Minnesota Statutes Chapter 609A. By applying to have your records sealed, you will be taking a step to protect your reputation and employment options. Only law enforcement agencies can see a sealed record — and even then, only in limited situations. Landlords, school admissions counselors, employers, and others will not have access to your record.

The Minneapolis criminal defense attorneys at Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. may be able to help you achieve this goal. Contact our firm today at (612) 444-5020 to learn more!

How Do I Pursue Expungement in Minnesota?

First, it is important to find out if you are eligible for expungement. An attorney from our office can help you determine whether or not you qualify. If you do, the next step is to obtain a certified copy of your criminal case history, then to download state expungement forms and prepare them. Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A can help you put together the strongest possible application.

When deciding whether or not to grant an expungement, the court will look at:

  1. The original crime; its type and severity
  2. What, if any, risks the applicant poses to public safety
  3. How much time has elapsed since the crime
  4. What forms of rehabilitation the applicant has participated in since the offense
  5. Any aggravating / moderating factors existent in the crime
  6. Causes for pursuing expungement
  7. The applicant's criminal history as a whole
  8. The applicant's community involvement and employment record
  9. Recommendations from the state and/or government agencies
  10. Input from the victim of the crime, if applicable
  11. Attempts made by the applicant to pay restitution for the crime
  12. Any other factors relevant to the case

How Long Does the Expungement Process Take?

Typically, the expungement process will take five to six months. Once all of the necessary paperwork has been completed and filed by your criminal defense lawyer, a court date will be set. All agencies holding the records you wish to seal must be served at least 60 days before the hearing date. If the court grants your expungement request, the government will have 60 days to appeal. If the decision is not appealed, your expungement order will take effect once this 60-day period has elapsed.

Fight for the Second Chance You Deserve

Are you ready to apply for an expungement? If so, we encourage you to discuss your eligibility with the criminal defense attorneys at Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. Our firm is available to discuss your case 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so don’t wait to get the help you need. Our team is ready to put more than 100 years of experience to work for you – all you have to do is give us a call today!

Get started today – call us for a free case evaluation at (612) 444-5020.

Put Our Attorneys On Your Side

Our team has 100 years of collective experience. Our lawyers, Allan Caplan and Joe Tamburino, are frequently featured on local news networks, including radio and television appearances on Fox and WCCO radio. This has helped Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. rise to prominence and gain a solid reputation of fighting vigorously not only for our clients, but also against the injustices they face when they have been charged with a crime or have been wrongfully injured.

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