Carver County Law Library
Carver County Government Center
604 E. Fourth St.
Chaska, MN 55318
Criminal Expungement Workshop
January 28, 2015
Washington County Government Center
14949 62nd St. N,
Stillwater, MN 55082
The Washington County Law Library invites the public to attend a workshop on Criminal Expungement on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in room LL14 of the Washington County Government Center, located at 14949 62nd St. N., in Stillwater, Minnesota.
To register and reserve your space, please call the Washington County Law Library at 651-430-6330.
Expungement is the process of going to court to ask a judge to seal a court record. Usually, people ask for an expungement when they have been denied a job, housing, or a professional license because of their criminal background. In 2014, the law regarding expungement changed, and now it is much easier for people to get their records expunged from the agencies that also keep track of court activity.
In this workshop attendees will learn about the basic facts of criminal expungement, what kind of offenses can be expunged, and what goes on during the process of expungement, and how long it takes. Some topics covered in this session will include:
There will be time after the presentation for individuals to ask questions and get answers and professional advice from an experienced attorney.
Shawn M. Betts has been practicing law for nearly 20 years and is a current member of the Minnesota State Bar. His many years of legal experience include acting as administrator for the Washington County Criminal Defense Panel as well as serving on the Board of Directors of Criminal Defense Services, Inc. He is also affiliated with the Dakota County Defense Panel and has worked as a prosecutor for the cities of Maplewood and White Bear Lake in Ramsey County. Shawn is a frequent speaker on the topic of criminal expungement. For more information, please visit his website at http://www.shawnbettslaw.com/.
This presentation is sponsored by the Washington County Law Library.