Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Minnesota Criminal Background Checks (Explained)
In this technological era files have become very accessible and access to your records is no exception.
Background checks have become more and more common and any criminal record can be very harmful to employment options, bank loans and even apartment rental opportunities.. Fortunately there is something you might be able to do to delete or stop access to your criminal records.
An Expungement is the removal of your crime from your criminal record. An experienced Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorney can help you with getting an expungement.
Various people are eligible to get an Expungement. These people may include individuals arrested for an offense but never convicted, someone charged for a crime that was later dismissed, someone acquitted (ie. found not guilty) by a judge or jury.
There are many benefits that come along with getting an Expungement - in addition to cleaning your criminal record. Once your records have been expunged you can deny ever being charged with that crime (except under oath in which case you can state only that those records have been expunged). For example, when looking for a job, you can tell employers that you have never been convicted of a crime. Other benefits that you may be eligible for after an Expungement include eligibility for housing assistance, student loans, and state issued licenses.
What To Do Next
Expungement procedures are long and very complicated, but the end result can be of a huge benefit to you if your record is cleaned. If you have any questions or need legal advice --- call the Rolloff Law Office today at (612) 234-1165 to set up a FREE meeting to learn about your options.