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If you have any type of criminal record, you know that the negative consequences of a conviction do not end after your sentence is complete.

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Expungement Attorney: Better Options for Minnesotans

If you have any type of criminal record, you know that the negative consequences of a conviction do not end after your sentence is complete. Employers, landlords, schools, colleges, professional licensing organizations — even complete strangers — can easily go online and check your criminal record.

In the past, you may be been told that expungement, the process of sealing criminal records, was not worth the effort. While court records could be sealed, information was still readily available from government agencies, including the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, the Department of Human Services and the police.

New Options for Clearing Your Record

The law has changed. I am Woodbury Expungement Lawyer Justin Schiks, and I can help you take advantage of Minnesota’s new expungement law. Since January 2015, more criminal record can be expunged, including some convictions for low-level, non-violent felonies. In addition, judges now have the authority to order government agencies to expunge their records.

The new law allows for the expungement of record of juveniles and adults who have successfully completed diversion programs. It also allows for expungement for people convicted of petty misdemeanors, misdemeanors, gross misdemeanors, and even some low-level, non-violent felonies.

If your criminal record has had a negative impact on your life, now is the time to determine whether expungement can remove this obstacle to a brighter future. The new law is complicated, and not all convictions can be expunged.

Can Your Record Be Cleared?

There are certain requirements that must be met for a criminal record to be expunged. For example, a misdemeanor can be expunged two years after the successful completion of probation and if the individual has not subsequently been convicted of another crime. The waiting period to expunge a qualified felony is five years.

To learn if expungement can help improve the quality of your life, please call my criminal defense law firm at 651-504-2564.

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    5 star service. Hands down the most professional, sincere, caring, and personally involved lawyer I have had on behalf of my life. I have had Justin represent me over the past few years covering things from traffic violations to a felony and have been pleased with the result every time. Not only that, I have recommended him to friends and family and they have nothing but nice things to say as well.”

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    Justin made a huge impact on my life, and gave me the second chance I needed to be successful in staying sober and living a "normal" life. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is facing criminal charges, because he's not just in it for the money. He truly wants to make a difference in people's lives.”

    Jenna, A Previous Client
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    Professional, Trustworthy, Knowledgeable dependable! Where do i start with the qualities of Justin Schiks, he is in a word Professional and i would refer Justin to everyone i know.”

    Malcolm, A Previous Client
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    I found myself in need of a criminal attorney as I was talking to Justin I was immediately put at ease and I knew I was in great hands. He is by far the most professional and personable lawyer I have ever worked with. He kept me up to date on everything that was happening in my case and helped keep my mind at ease and kept me relaxed and not stressed. If I ever find myself in need of a lawyer again. He will be my FIRST call. I highly recommend him to everyone.”

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    All I can say is that Justin Schiks saved me from what was a train wreck waiting to happen. I had a different criminal attorney that gave me very bad legal advice and did a plea that I never should have done. I thought my fate was sealed, but Justin said nothing is ever in set stone. He was able to get my plea reduced; resulting in dramatically reduced my sentence.”

    Anonymous, A Previous Client