- Your offense is not eligible under the Minnesota expungement law.
- Not enough time has passed since you were discharged from probation. In some cases, you may be eligible in the future after the waiting period has ended.
- You have new crimes or a serious criminal history.
We will carefully consider the factors outlined in the Minnesota expungement law to determine if sealing your record is appropriate. These factors include the nature and seriousness of the offense, the length of time since the offense occurred, the steps taken towards rehabilitation following the offense, any aggravating or mitigating factors, your participation in the offense, your criminal history, the effect that the criminal record has on your ability to obtain employment, housing, and other necessities of life.
If we deny your application for any reason, we will explain why.