I have no tickets on my record besides this and I was found guilty last December. I went by myself and pleaded guilty. I have printed out the expongement papers and I was wondering if the judge would even consider it since it hasn't been a very long time and also if I need to get a laywer to help me with this.
If you pled guilty it will be difficult. You can do it on your own without a lawyer, or retain a lawyer to help you. You can downloads forms to help you do it yourself from the courts website at www.mncourts.gov . You may want to review the link below as well.
Yes. It will be difficult to get this ticket expunged. Your better course of action is to hire an attorney and have that person contact the prosecutor and see if they would agree to reopen the case and recertify it as a petty misdemeanor or some other non-criminal offense that will not impact your record. Had you hire a competent attorney when faced with these charges, I do not think this would have resulted in a conviction. This opinion may change depending on your criminal record and the facts of your case.
There are two types of expungement - statutory and judicial. A statutory expungement expunges all records, administrative and judicial. If you entered a plea of guilty, a statutory expungement is not available and your record will persist in adminitrative records. You may qualify for a judicial expungement which only seals court records.
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