Expungement

Expunging Or Sealing A Criminal Record

In the age of computerized background checks, having anything criminal on your record can have disastrous effects in everything from employment matters and professional licenses to renting an apartment and borrowing money.When a person’s criminal record is expunged, the records are sealed from the general public. Getting an expungement, however, can be complicated. Your best option is to hire an experienced lawyer who knows how the process works. Attorney Leunig is a Criminal Law Specialist, certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association, who has handled hundreds of expungements in over a quarter-century of practicing criminal defense in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

At The Law Office of John J. Leunig, we’re criminal defense experts. We help individuals expunge their criminal records. Recent changes in Minnesota expungement law allow certain misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor and felony convictions to be eligible for expungement, making the process easier than it was for these convictions. An experienced attorney will help you get through the process. Please speak with us to learn more about how the new law may apply to you. We have the experience and the skill to file the necessary documents and argue your case successfully.

We Can Help You Move Toward A New Life

When arrests, charges and convictions show up on background checks, you may find that you are denied jobs, housing, educational opportunities, loans and financial aid, and volunteer opportunities. You may also not be allowed to get a permit for a firearm. Expunging your record can help with all of these issues.

Under the new law, getting certain convictions expunged is possible. However, violent crimes and sex crimes are still not eligible for expungement. In most cases, a nonviolent crime or a crime with no victims has a better chance for expungement.

You may have difficulty determining whether your record is eligible for expungement. That is why it’s best to speak with an attorney. We can review your record and discuss your options with you. With extensive experience, we understand the nuances of the law and can accurately assess your case. We provide intelligent, creative solutions to criminal defense problems.

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To schedule a free consultation, please call our Minneapolis area office 24/7/365 at 952-540-6800. You can also complete the online contact form.

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Bloomington, MN 55431

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