The Keller Law Offices recently got a criminal sexual conduct case expunged in Ramsey County. The Petitioner was charged with felony criminal sexual conduct in the third degree which is a registerable offense under Minn. Stat 243.166. The charge was later amended to gross misdemeanor criminal sexual conduct in the fifth degree. He was placed on probation for two years on July 22, 1997 and was not convicted of a new crime for at least four years after discharge of his sentence, thus meeting the requirements pursuant to the new expungement law. Through his plea petition back in 1997, the attorneys at Keller Law Offices were able to show that he was not actually required to register as a sex offender under Minn. Stat. 243.166 pursuant to the parties’ plea agreement.
The judge granted Petitioner’s request for expungement over the Ramsey County Attorney’s office objection. Typically, any offense that requires registration are prohibited under Minn. Stat. 609A.02 subd. 4 which reads that expungement prohibited for “records of a conviction of an offense for which registration is required under section 243.166 may not be expunged.” However, since Petitioner was able to show he didn’t have to register, he was able to show that he had rehabilitated himself and was able to show that he is statutorily eligible. Petitioner presented evidence that he remained law abiding and that he completed treatment and maintained sobriety. He also showed that he lost two jobs as a result of his criminal record. Now that his record is sealed, he will be able to move on with his life. Our client was very happy that his criminal sexual conduct charge was sealed and expunged.
Keller Law Offices also had three other orders granted for expungement this past month. A judge granted an executive branch expungement for a domestic assault case, and a judicial and executive branch expungement for a 3rd degree assault case. Another Hennepin County Judge also granted an order for expungement for an underage drinking ticket which was a Misdemeanor. The attorneys at Keller Law Offices know how to aggressively handle expungement matters so that the charge is cleared from the public and from background checks. A new expungement law was passed in January 2015. Speak to an expungement attorney in Minnesota to see if your conviction is eligible for expungement. An expungement can help with future jobs and housing opportunities. The new law allows judicial and executive records to be sealed. Contact Keller Law Offices today. It is also possible to get multiple expungements for different charges at one court appearance depending if the charges are in the same county. An expungement can and will change your life and give you a better chance of obtaining a job!
If you have been convicted of a crime and if it is negatively effecting your life, contact Keller Law Offices. Max Keller is a criminal attorney who practices in Hennepin County, Minnesota. Because he is a criminal attorney, he has handled many expungement matters including sealing records for domestic assault, drug offenses, underage drinking charges, and disorderly conduct, etc. Because Max Keller is a criminal attorney, he is able to explain the expungement process in a way that is easy to understand without using complex legal terms. Call 952-913-1421 to speak with a criminal attorney. Keller Law Offices offers payment plans in most cases and offers a free consultation. Max Keller will advocate for you. Please visit the firm’s website at www.kellerlawoffices.com. You will need an experienced attorney to help determine if your case is eligible for an expungement and then to advocate for you at the hearing. The attorneys at Keller Law Offices handle expungement cases very frequently.