Criminal Expungement Seminars

VLN offers regular criminal expungement seminars in Minneapolis on the first Tuesday of every month, as well as additional seminars in greater Minnesota. At each seminar, you will hear a brief presentation about Criminal Expungement in Minnesota and then meet with volunteer attorneys who can answer your questions and may be able to connect you with further assistance. Due to the structure of the seminar, please arrive at the listed start times.

What to Do if You'd Like to Attend

  • Your income must be below 300% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines to receive advice
  • You must be off of probation
  • You must not owe any fines or restitution to the court
  • You must be looking to expunge Minnesota records. VLN cannot directly assist with the expungement of federal or out-of-state records
  • You must bring your Minnesota Court records (available at the courthouse). We cannot provide personalized advice or recommend you for further services if we do not have these records

How to get your records:

  • MN Court Records (MNCIS): Go to any Minnesota courthouse and ask a court clerk to print your list of criminal cases. Most courthouses will charge you a printing fee of $8.00 to $10.00. You do not need to print each record, just ask the clerk for the Case Records Search Results Page, which lists all of your cases and case numbers. Records do not need to be certified and must be printed from courthouse.

  • Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) Records: You can obtain your BCA records in one of two ways. (1) Send the BCA a written and notarized request with your name and date of birth, and any other names used; along with a person check or money order for $8.00 made payable to the BCA, and a self-addressed stamped envelope. (2) You can also go to the BCA directly and request a copy of your record. The BCA will take your fingerprints and ask you to pay $8.00.

Upcoming Seminars

Anoka County - Rum River Library
Monday, September 18, 2017

Rum River Library
4201 6th Ave,
Anoka, MN 55303

Scott County - Scott Co. Courthouse
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Scott County Courthouse
200 4th Ave W.
Shakopee, MN

Hennepin County - Minneapolis Central Library
Thursday, September 21, 2017
1:00 p.m.

Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Dakota County - Galaxie Library
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Galaxie Library
14955 Galaxie Ave.
Apple Valley, MN 55124

Hennepin County - Minneapolis Urban League
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
2:00 p.m.

Minneapolis Urban League
2100 Plymouth Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Ramsey County - Arlington Hills Library
Friday, October 6, 2017
12:00 pm (noon)

Arlington Hills Library
1200 Payne Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55130

Ramsey County - Roseville Library
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
12:00 p.m.(noon)

Roseville Library
2180 Hamline Ave N
Roseville, MN 55113

Ramsey County - Sun Ray Library
Friday, October 13, 2017
12:00 p.m.(noon)

Sun Ray Library
2105 Wilson Ave
St. Paul, MN 55119

Anoka County - Rum River Library
Monday, October 16, 2017
1:30 p.m.

Rum River Library
4201 6th Ave.
Anoka, MN 55303

Hennepin County - Hosmer Library
Thursday, October 19, 2017
1:00 p.m.

Hosmer Library
347 E 36th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Ramsey County - Rondo Library
Friday, October 20, 2017
12:00 p.m.(noon)

Rondo Library
461 Dale St.
St. Paul, MN 55104

Dakota County - Galaxie Library
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Galaxie Library
14955 Galaxie Ave.
Apple Valley, MN 55124