VLN offers monthly criminal expungement seminars in Minneapolis and the greater metro area. 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) Only the Case Records Search Results Page is needed: Go to any Minnesota courthouse and ask a court clerk to print the search results page of your 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 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: This record is not needed to attend a seminar. If you are referred for further service, you will need to get a copy of your BCA record. 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

Anoka County – Anoka Law Library
Monday, May 20, 2019
1:30 p.m.

Anoka Law Library
2100 3rd Ave.
AnokaMN 55303

Carver County – Carver County Courthouse
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
1:00 p.m.

Carver Co. Courthouse
604 E. 4th St.
Chaska, MN 55318

Dakota County – Galaxie Library
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
1:30 p.m.

Galaxie Library
14955 Galaxie Ave
Apple Valley, MN 55124

Hennepin County – Minneapolis Urban League
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
2:00 p.m.

Minneapolis Urban League
2100 Plymouth Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Ramsey County – Arlington Hills Library
Friday, June 7, 2019
12:00 pm (noon)

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

Anoka County – Anoka Law Library
Monday, June 17, 2019
1:30 p.m.

Anoka Law Library
2100 3rd Ave.
AnokaMN 55303

Hennepin County – East Lake Library
Thursday, June 20, 2019
1:00 pm

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

Ramsey County – Rondo Library
Friday, June 21, 2019
12:00 p.m.(noon)

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

Dakota County – Galaxie Library
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
1:30 p.m.

Galaxie Library
14955 Galaxie Ave
Apple Valley, MN 55124

Hennepin County – Minneapolis Urban League
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
2:00 p.m.

Minneapolis Urban League
2100 Plymouth Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Ramsey County – Arlington Hills Library
Friday, July 5, 2019
12:00 pm (noon)

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

Hennepin County – Minneapolis Central Library
Thursday, July 18, 2019
1:00 pm

Mpls Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall.
Minneapolis, MN 55401