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 the 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 personal 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 - Law Library *CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER*
Monday, January 22, 2018
1:30 p.m.

Anoka County Courthouse
2100 3rd Ave.
Anoka, MN 55303


Dakota County - Galaxie Library
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
1:30 p.m.

Galaxie Library
14955 Galaxie Ave
Apple Valley, MN 55124


Ramsey County - Arlington Hills Library
Friday, February 2, 2018
12:00 pm (noon)

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


Hennepin County - Minneapolis Urban League
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
2:00 p.m.

Minneapolis Urban League
2100 Plymouth Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55411


Ramsey County - Sun Ray Library
Friday, February 9, 2018
12:00 p.m.(noon)

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


Ramsey County - Roseville Library
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
1:00pm

Roseville Library
2180 Hamline Ave N
Roseville, MN 55113


Hennepin County - Hosmer Library
Thursday, February 15, 2017
1:00 p.m.

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


Ramsey County - Rondo Library
Friday, February 16, 2018
12:00 p.m.(noon)

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


Anoka County - Law Library
Monday, February 26, 2018
1:30 p.m.

Anoka County Courthouse
2100 3rd Ave.
Anoka, MN 55303


Dakota County - Galaxie Library
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
1:30 p.m.

Galaxie Library
14955 Galaxie Ave
Apple Valley, MN 55124


Ramsey County - Arlington Hills Library
Friday, March 2, 2018
12:00 pm (noon)

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


Hennepin County - Minneapolis Urban League
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
2:00 p.m.

Minneapolis Urban League
2100 Plymouth Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55411


Ramsey County - Sun Ray Library
Friday, March 9, 2018
12:00 p.m.(noon)

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


Ramsey County - Roseville Library
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
1:00pm

Roseville Library
2180 Hamline Ave N
Roseville, MN 55113