Overview Description

Records of arrest and prosecution for a first-time drug offense can be sealed by the court upon dismissal for successful completion of deferred prosecution. Minn. Stat. § 609A.02(1).


Ineligible Category or Citation

This statute applies only to controlled substance offenses specified in Minn. Stat. § 609A.02(1).

Procedure General

The petition must be filed in the relevant court. For the specific procedure, see Minn. Stat. § 609A.01 et seq.


The filing fee is the amount required under section 357.021(2)(1), and can be waived if the petitioner is indigent. Minn. Stat. § 609A.03(1).



Disclosure of the existence of a record or its opening is prohibited, except under court order or statutory authority. Minn. Stat. § 609A.01. See section 609A.03 for limitations on the order.



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Waiting Periods

There is no statutory language regarding a waiting period.


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