Friday, May 4, 2012

Why You Should Seek a Minnesota Expungement (Explained)

If you have been charged with a criminal offense in the State of Minnesota, you need to be aware of the serious ramifications that a conviction can have on the rest of your life.

A criminal record can leave a negative mark on your future that will affect your opportunities for housing, work and more. Many companies will refrain from hiring convicts because they do not want to be charged with negligent recruitment and they want to provide a safe working environment to existing employees.

If you have a criminal record, you may also have a tough time finding a job in an organization that requires security clearances (i.e. banks, financial institutions). Being dishonest about your criminal record is never a good idea, as most companies will run a background check for criminal records regardless. If you have been convicted of a felony, you may also be unable to vote, serve on a jury or hold elective office.

A criminal record can also affect your ability to travel to other countries. Most visa applications will ask about any convictions and some countries will deny anyone with prior convictions. Other countries will deny entry only to those convicted of specific crimes, and some countries have no restrictions to criminal records. Regardless of whether you want to travel in the future or if you want the liberty to apply for any job, having your criminal record vacated is beneficial to your future in every way.

Who Are You Going to Call?

Clearing your criminal record can be difficult and extremely complicated without the help of a knowledgeable Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorney. There are certain circumstances that must be present in order to remove a criminal charge from a person's record, and you need the assistance of a legal expert who can guide you through the entire legal process. Contact The Rolloff Law Office today to start the process. Call or Text: (612) 619-0262.

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