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Online PR News – 22-April-2020 – Mendota Heights, MN – Were You Fired or Laid Off as a Direct Result of COVID-19?
Let’s face it, these are difficult times. The world is not only in a medical crisis with this novel virus, but we are also in a worldwide financial crisis. Markets have been hit hard and many companies have had to close their doors and let employees go. If you are one of those now out of work employees, there is a chance that you will need to dust off that old resume and start applying for new positions. Don’t let an old criminal conviction hurt your chances of actually finding a new job.
Remove Your Old Conviction Now
If you recently lost your job because of the COVID-19 pandemic, for a limited time, we will provide FREE legal services to help you obtain an expungement. Old convictions can have serious collateral consequences. New employers can see your prior criminal record through a background check, even if the conviction is old. An old conviction can also hurt your chances of obtaining housing. We will go to bat for you and try to get your record cleared. If you lost your job, your case was in Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Goodhue, Hennepin, Ramsey, Rice, Scott, and Washington Counties, and you meet the statutory criteria for expungement, please apply today to enroll in this limited time program.
What is an Expungement?
To “expunge” is to “erase or remove completely.” In law, “expungement” is the process by which a record of criminal charges is sealed. An expungement order directs the court to treat the criminal charge as if it had never occurred, essentially removing it from your record as well as, ideally, the public record. Just a few years ago, the legislature and the governor passed the Second Chance Act, which grants the court the authority to expunge many criminal cases that were not previously eligible. Most misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor offenses can be expunged if enough time has passed and you have not been convicted of a new offense. Even some felonies are eligible for expungement.
Expungements Are Complicated, But We’re Here to Help
In order to properly expunge a previous conviction, there are many steps to take. Before you can even get a court date, a persuasive petition needs to be drafted. It next needs to be filed with the court and served on the appropriate government agencies that have your records. The list of state agencies with a record of your conviction can be long. The attorneys at Sieben Edmunds Miller PLLC know this process. We hope that our knowledge and experience with this process will relieve an additional stressor during this time
How Long Will it Take to Expunge My Record?
The expungement process is anything but fast. Most expungements take more than six months to finalize. The current crisis has also put stress on the court system and there is likely to be a log jam of cases once the courts open back up. Our goal is to process these cases as fast as the courts will allow. If you have an old conviction, please understand that the sooner you apply, the quicker the process will take.
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?For most cases you will be required to pay a court filing fee in the range of $300.00.
?The expungement court process is lengthy. It will take at minimum six months to reach a final outcome.
?Even if you a preliminarily determined eligible for the program, an attorney/client relationship shall not be established until a retainer agreement has been executed by both parties.
?This free service will be provided at the sole discretion of Sieben Edmunds Miller PLLC.
?Maximum of five new clients per business day through April 30, 2020.
?One case per client, except up to one additional case if in same county.
If you’re looking for free criminal expungement, you can trust the experienced Minnesota lawyers at Sieben Edmunds Miller to advocate for you. We proudly serve the cities of Burnsville, Bloomington, Minneapolis, Woodbury, Eagan, Mendota Heights, St. Paul, Hastings, Hudson, and River Falls in expungement cases. We also serve surrounding cities in Dakota County and throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin.