Overview Description

Records of the arrest and prosecution can be sealed by the court upon a resolution favorable to the defendant. Minn. Stat. §§ 299C.11(c), 609A.02(3)(a)(1).

Ineligible Category or Citation

There is no statutory language regarding ineligible offenses.

Procedure General

The petition must be filed in the relevant court. If the prosecutor agrees to sealing the criminal record, the court can seal the record without a petition. Minn. Stat. § 609A.025. For the specific procedure, see Minn. Stat. § 609A.01 et seq.


There are no fees.


Disclosure of the records' existence or their 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

The record can be sealed upon a resolution favorable to the defendant.

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