A mistake from the past can result in negative consequences today. Background searches that reveal prior offenses or arrests can lead to housing denial, restriction in employment opportunities, or the prevention of professional licensure.

In Minnesota, a process called “expungement” may be available to those looking to put their mistakes behind them. The expungement process involves going before a judge and asking to seal a court record relating to a past conviction or arrest. Expungement may be pursued under the court’s “inherent authority” or by statute.

Blethen Berens’s criminal defense attorneys can help evaluate your expungement options and assist you through the process.

If past mistakes are inhibiting your future, contact us for a consultation.


Attorneys who can assist with Criminal Law

Jeff Grace


Paul J Gunderson, New Ulm Lawyer.