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) Mail a written and notarized request to the BCA that includes:
  • 2) You can go to the BCA office and request a copy of your record. The BCA will take your fingerprints and ask you to pay $8.00.

The BCA is located at 1430 Maryland Ave. E., St. Paul, MN 55106

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Upcoming Seminars

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

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

Anoka County – Anoka Law Library
Monday, November 19, 2018
1:30 p.m.

Anoka Law Library
2100 3rd Ave.
AnokaMN 55303

Scott County – Scott County Law Library
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
1:00 PM

Scott County Courthouse
200 4th Ave. W.
Shakopee, MN 55379

Dakota County – Galaxie Library
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
1:30 p.m.

Galaxie Library
14955 Galaxie Ave
Apple Valley, MN 55124

Hennepin County – Minneapolis Urban League
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
2:00 p.m.

Minneapolis Urban League
2100 Plymouth Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Ramsey County – Arlington Hills Library
Friday, December 7, 2018
12:00 pm (noon)

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

Ramsey County – Roseville Library
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
1:00 pm

Roseville Library
2180 Hamline Ave N
Roseville, MN 55113

Ramsey County – Sun Ray Library
Friday, December 14, 2018
12:00 p.m.(noon)

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

Anoka County – Anoka Law Library
Monday, December 17, 2018
1:30 p.m.

Anoka Law Library
2100 3rd Ave.
AnokaMN 55303

Hennepin County – East Lake Library 
Thursday, December 20, 2018
1:00 PM

East Lake Library
2727 E. Lake St.
Minneapolis, MN 55406

Ramsey County – Rondo Library
Friday, December 21, 2018
12:00 p.m.(noon)

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

Ramsey County – Arlington Hills Library
Friday, January 4, 2019
12:00 pm (noon)

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

Ramsey County – Roseville Library
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
1:00 pm

Roseville Library
2180 Hamline Ave N
Roseville, MN 55113

Scott County – Scott County Law Library
Tuesday, January15, 2018
1:00 PM

Scott County Courthouse
200 4th Ave. W.
Shakopee, MN 55379

Hennepin County – Minneapolis Central Library 
Thursday, January 17, 2019
1:00 PM

Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Ramsey County – Rondo Library
Friday, January 18, 2019
12:00 p.m.(noon)

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

Anoka County – Anoka Law Library
Monday, January 21, 2019
1:30 p.m.

Anoka Law Library
2100 3rd Ave.
AnokaMN 55303

Dakota County – Galaxie Library
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
1:30 p.m.

Galaxie Library
14955 Galaxie Ave
Apple Valley, MN 55124