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May25

The main courthouse and government administration hub in Hennepin County is the Hennepin County Government Center in downtown Minneapolis. If you have to go make a court appearance, the government center is most likely where you will have to appear. Here is some information about the building and its history. The Building Itself The Center […]

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May10

If you have been charged with a crime, it is important to know what happens to the record of your charge, arrest, and conviction. In the United States, criminal records are held by local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies that show a complete picture of a person’s criminal history. This information is usually available […]

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Apr25

In a recent decision, the Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled that the “Second Chance Law” does not apply to those whose felony convictions were later downgraded to misdemeanors. It was a closely contested 4-3 decision, but in the end the court decided that to petition for expungement, the petitioner must not have been convicted of […]

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Jun09

The following information addresses both the burden and proof and the factors that Minnesota courts make when evaluating a criminal case in relation the expungements. Burden of Proof There are two burdens of proof in a court of law, depending on who exactly bears the burden. If the prosecution bears the burden of proof, they […]

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May17

Felony Expungement Lawyer A felony conviction can be a significant hindrance on your ability to find work, go to school, get a loan, or even travel. Minnesota’s Second Chance expungement law provides the opportunity for you to expunge a felony conviction or a stayed sentence after five years, as long as you have not been […]

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Feb17

To get your criminal records expunged in Minnesota, you have to qualify for statutory expungement, although there is a workaround, thanks to the inherent authority expungement. The grounds upon which your BCA records may be sealed, as outlined in Minnesota Statute § 609A.02, are as follows.

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Jan28

The recently introduced expungement legislation in the state of Minnesota has provided an opportunity to take advantage of the immense benefits that those with previous criminal records receive when their convictions are expunged. Although this legislation has been operational for a year, it still has ambiguities that need to be clarified. Minnesota’s appellate courts have […]

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Dec04

There are a multitude of relatively severe punishments for driving under the influence of alcohol, especially if you are under the age of 21 in Minnesota. There is a multitude of hefty punishments and penalties that could impact you, not just for their duration, but for the entirety of your life.

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Oct30

Everyone makes mistakes, but some of these mistakes leave more of a trace than others. If you have a criminal record, you know that it can make seeking housing, a job, or a loan even more difficult. In these cases, criminal expungement can help you get your life back to normal.

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Sep04

It might not always be feasible to expunge a consequential conviction from your criminal record. However, if you believe you may be eligible for an expungement, it is crucial that you contact expungement lawyer Mark Herman. Mark’s insightful and committed approach has helped clients achieve expungements and start their life anew. Everyone makes mistakes. Often, […]

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Aug28

Everyone makes mistakes. Sometimes we are lucky enough to have mistakes slip by without incident, while other mistakes can be more difficult to erase and may affect your future in more significant ways. If you have a criminal record, hiring an expungement lawyer may be a good option to help minimize the effect the past […]

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Jul16

Finding the proper attorney to assist with the expungement process in Minnesota can be detrimental. Mark Herman has years of experience with representing clients for criminal conviction expungement. Sometimes good people make mistakes. Often these poor decisions are made when people are younger, and they do not understand the unintended consequences that their decisions will […]

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Jun17

Hearing about getting a background check may sound a bit intimidating. In today’s world, people are requesting background checks for all sorts of reasons and as a means of protecting themselves, their families, and their companies. Who typically requests background checks and why? People preform background checks in order to evaluate any potential risk of […]

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May26

Getting the best job for your life can be challenging, especially if the potential employer asks you the wrong questions during an interview. While most interviewers are aware of the questions they are not supposed to ask, there are still people that will ask you background questions that are illegal. Some of the questions you […]

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May19

A criminal record can have many adverse affects on your life beyond making it very difficult for you to get a good job and advance in the job. Depending on the nature of the criminal charges you could be face with difficulty getting into a preferred college when the time comes. This means you may […]

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Apr30

Criminal records or convictions are a well-known obstacle to establishing a secure future, no matter how long ago the crime happened or what it was for. It’s a given that criminal records can have a stark effect on finding employment, securing loans or getting a college education or professional certification. A more unexplored aspect of […]

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Mar26

If you have a criminal record, then you may find that your chances of getting a job are lowered considerably. It does not matter whether you have a criminal record for assault, burglary or for a crime that you committed when you were younger, it can have a serious impact on your life and it […]

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Feb28

Having an arrest record or criminal record can have many long-lasting negative effects on many areas of your life, quite realistically for the duration of your life. Despite the concept that once a person has been rehabilitated or served their sentence, they are fit to rejoin society, there are many detriments that haunt a person […]

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Feb23

Do you have a criminal record that consistently holds you back from accomplishing your goals? Even if you have used your time since your conviction turning your life around, your felony, gross misdemeanor, misdemeanor and-or juvenile conviction can impact your ability to secure employment and make a decent income, find a home, vote, get a […]

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Feb03

If you have committed a major crime in the past and it is having a negative impact on your life, you might want to consider having it erased. Having your criminal record erased certainly has a lot of benefits and it will help you in the future when it comes to obtaining a job and […]

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Jan16

Attempting to obtain an expungement means asking the court to seal your court record (see also: What is Expungement?). If you have an adult or juvenile conviction, it is possible that you can get it expunged. It must be noted, however, that an expungement is not guaranteed. In order to receive an expungement, certain criteria […]

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