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Free Criminal Expungement Clinic
Beginning September 15th, Central Minnesota Legal Services and the Volunteer Lawyers Network will offer a free legal clinic for expungement of criminal records.
Expungement is the process of going to court to ask a judge to seal a court record. People request an expungement when they have been denied a job, housing, or a professional license because of a criminal incident that shows up on a background check.
A new law goes into effect January 1, 2015 that may allow judges to seal records held by the BCA (Bureau of Criminal Apprehension) and other executive branch agencies. It may be helpful to speak with an attorney to determine a person’s eligibility for expungement under the new law.
No pre-registration is necessary. Please bring a copy of your criminal record. The Criminal Expungement Clinic will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Anoka County Library – Rum River Branch on the following dates:
October 19, 2015
November 16, 2015
December 14, 2015
January 11, 2016
February 22, 2016
March 21, 2016
April 18, 2016
May 16, 2016
June 20, 2016
July 18, 2016
August 15, 2016