Overview Description

Identification data of a person will be destroyed when charges are dismissed before a determination of probable cause or when no charges are filed and no indictment is returned, if the person has not been convicted of a felony or gross misdemeanor in the past 10 years. Minn. Stat. § 299C.11(b).

Ineligible Category or Citation

There is no statutory language regarding ineligible offenses.

Procedure General

The demand must be submitted to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension or the arresting agency to destroy fingerprints, photographs, and other identification data. No petition under section 609A.01 is required. Minn. Stat. § 299C.11(b).

Fees

There is no statutory language regarding fees.

Effect

Fingerprints, photographs, and other identification data are destroyed by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension or the arresting agency. Minn. Stat. § 299C.11.

 

Waiting Periods

The record is destroyed upon dismissal of the charges before a determination of probable cause, or when no charges are filed and no indictment is returned.

 

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