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Minnesota Expungement Attorneys

If you have a criminal record you want sealed and need help from a Minnesota expungement attorney, look no further. Our team at North Star Criminal Defense has had success expunging all types of criminal records throughout the State and helped get our clients the second chance they deserve.

The primary benefit of an expungement is that the sealed criminal record will not be seen during a criminal background check. In some cases, you may even be able to say that you were not convicted of a criminal offense. This will make a significant difference when you are job hunting, searching for housing, applying for college financial aid, or pursuing a professional license.

When you hire our team, we work with you to build and improve your case through our questionnaire so that you can feel confident that you have done everything possible to get the second chance you need. We are creative and strategic in developing ways to turn a mediocre case into a great one. And because of our experience and expertise, our Minnesota expungement attorneys know how to address the multiple factors the court will consider when persuasively arguing to the court. The end result is our expungement attorneys will put forward your best case and fight to earn you the second chance you deserve. And our widespread success speaks for itself.

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Personalized Legal Strategy

A client is a person, not another file. North Star Criminal Defense takes a hands-on approach with every client to fully understand their entire case so that a truly personalized legal strategy is developed. Then we work with you in strategically developing ways to improve your case. For instance, we may advise you to seek character letters from individuals. But, we don’t stop there; we also advise you on who you should seek the letters from, what they say, and how they best work into your case. By taking the time to build and improve your case, North Star Criminal Defense develops and implements a personalized legal strategy that will serve you best.

Expertise in Expungements

Most defense firms handle expungements irregularly. North Star Criminal Defense is different. We specialize in this field because we care about helping people get the second chances they need and deserve. To that end, we are well-known and respected in our field for this work. We have spoken at numerous continuing legal education seminars on this topic and even been published by a magazine distributed to attorneys and judges statewide. This expertise serves our clients well when making persuasive arguments at court on their behalf. And this usually leads to our clients getting the expungement they need.

Unmatched Client Care

North Star Criminal Defense prides itself on its client service. We know that your criminal record is damaging your life and that an expungement is critical to your future. That is why our Minnesota expungement attorneys focus on giving you the respect and attention you deserve. This means that your calls and emails are answered as promptly as possible. Your questions and concerns will be addressed. And you will be informed throughout the entire process. We work tirelessly to earn your trust and to keep it.

Our Attorneys

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Mr. Gempeler is one of the founders of North Star Criminal Defense. He focuses his practice on criminal defense and expungements because he believes that a mistake or a single event should not define that person. Mr. Gempeler is diligent in his prepa… Read More
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Mr. Adkins has become rather ‘the man to see’ in the region, for folks facing criminal charges, based solely on his record of success since moving his practice to Minnesota in 1996. Victories include pre-charge declines, evidence suppression in d… Read More

Don’t Let Your Past Continue to Impact Your Life. We Work Hard to Make Sure One Mistake or Bad Decision Does Not Ultimately Define You.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY

  • "I was extremely satisfied with Mr. Gempeler’s representation. He was always prepared and answered my questions very thoroughly. He walked me through the court appearance process and prepared me well."
    – R.E., Hennepin County. Expunged a misdemeanor domestic assault conviction.
  • "I am extremely satisfied with the services I received. Communication was great. I appreciated the pre-hearing brief we had about how it would go."
    – N.M., Sherburne County. Expunged a 5th degree assault conviction.
  • "I valued the communication from the attorneys the most. They kept me appraised of the developments and status of my case. I would certainly refer North Star Criminal Defense to others needing an expungement attorney."
    – R.K., Carlton County. Expunged a 3rd Degree DWI conviction.

Blog

For individuals trying for a DWI expungement (or to expunge assault-type records, there is one argument that the State loves to emphasize – the record is enhanceable (if the conviction is not more than ten years old) and sealing it would preven… Read More
Just this past late-spring, the Court of Appeals issued a ruling that summarily approved of a lower court decision in which the expungement waiting period was applied from the date of discharge going forward 2-, 4-, or 5-years. There was no analysis… Read More
The Court of Appeals issued a published opinion (compared to the many unpublished ones on the expungement law) that clarified the application of the “resolved in favor” language to continuance for dismissals. In doing so, the Court overru… Read More