New legislation expands availability of expungement to those convicted of any petty misdemeanor or misdemeanor two years after discharge from their sentence or probation, any gross misdemeanor four years after discharge from probation, and some felonies five years after discharge from probation or parole. The bill also makes eligible those who received a stay of adjudication or other diversion involving a guilty plea but that results in a dismissal of charges, one year from the date of discharge from probation. This new legislation will now make expungement a meaningful remedy for tens of thousands of Minnesotans deserving of a second chance at life. Read more about Minnesota’s New Second Chance Law here.
Expunging your criminal record is now more important than ever to aid in career advancement, admission to educational programs, securing affordable housing and loans, interstate travel and employment.