VLN is offering services over the phone for criminal expungement issues during the stay-at-home order.
To see if you qualify, please fill out this form and someone will contact you: VLN Online Intake Form

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 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

VLN is offering services over the phone for criminal expungement issues during the stay-at-home order.
To see if you qualify, please fill out this form and someone will contact you: VLN Online Intake Form

Please note: All VLN criminal expungement seminars are canceled through the end of June. We will update this page as changes and cancellations happen.                                                         

Please check back to this page for updates before attending a seminar. Thank you.

CANCELED Hennepin County – East Lake Library CANCELED
Thursday, May 21, 2020
9:30 am

East Lake Library
2727 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55406

CANCELED Hennepin County – Minneapolis Central Library CANCELED
Thursday, May 21, 2020
1:00 pm

Mpls Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall.
Minneapolis, MN 55401

CANCELED Dakota County – Galaxie Library CANCELED
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
1:30 p.m.

Galaxie Library
14955 Galaxie Ave
Apple Valley, MN 55124

CANCELED Hennepin County – Minneapolis Urban League CANCELED
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
2:00 p.m.

Minneapolis Urban League
2100 Plymouth Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55411

CANCELED Ramsey County – Arlington Hills Library CANCELED 
Friday, June 5, 2020
12:00 noon

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

CANCELED Anoka County – Anoka Law Library CANCELED
Monday, June 15, 2020
1:30 p.m.

Anoka Law Library
2100 3rd Ave.
AnokaMN 55303

CANCELED Hennepin County – East Lake Library CANCELED
Thursday, June 18, 2020
12:30 pm

East Lake Library
2727 East Lake St.
MinneapolisMN 55406

CANCELED Ramsey County – Rondo Library CANCELED
Friday, June 19, 2020
12:00 p.m.(noon)

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

CANCELED Dakota County – Galaxie Library CANCELED
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
1:30 p.m.

Galaxie Library
14955 Galaxie Ave
Apple Valley, MN 55124

Canceled Ramsey County – Arlington Hills Library Canceled due to Holiday
Friday, July 3, 2020
12:00 noon

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

PENDING Hennepin County – Minneapolis Urban League PENDING
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
2:00 p.m.

Minneapolis Urban League
2100 Plymouth Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55411

PENDING Ramsey County – Rondo Library PENDING
Friday, July 17, 2020
12:00 p.m.(noon)

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

PENDING Anoka County – Anoka Law Library PENDING
Monday, July 20, 2020
1:30 p.m.

Anoka Law Library
2100 3rd Ave.
AnokaMN 55303

PENDING Scott County – Scott County Courthouse PENDING
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
1:00 p.m.

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