Lawyers recently argued in the Court of Appeals, as well as the Third District, that a man whose conviction was downgraded to a "misdemeanor" after he completed probation should be eligible to have his record expunged based on Minnesota's Second Chance Law. They lost in both lower courts. The case was then put before the Minnesota Supreme Court which upheld the lower courts' decision that the Second Chance Law did not apply, albeit by a narrow margin.
Thanks to changes to state law, it's easier than ever for Minnesota residents to have old criminal charges expunged from their records. If you have been struggling to move on with your life after a criminal conviction, expungement may help you find a way forward.