In Minnesota the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) maintains juvenile delinquency records.  These records are considered “private data” and are not accessible to the general public.  However, these records can still be accessed by certain agencies and governmental entities, which causes many people problems.   Most often, these juvenile delinquency adjudications cause problems for people who want to work in a facility or in a position that requires licensure by the State of Minnesota.  For example, people who want to work as nurses, pharmacists, personal care attendants, or in hospitals, nursing homes and daycare facilities.  The list goes on, but this gives you a good idea.

The good news is that the Minnesota Court of Appeals recently issued a decision, In the Matter of the Welfare of J.J.P., which makes it much easier to get these juvenile adjudications “expunged” from your record.   When a record is expunged, it is truly sealed and cannot be released by the BCA.  If you have a juvenile adjudication of delinquency on your record that you want truly sealed, now is the time to do it.

Carol Mayer is an experienced criminal law attorney who can help make sure your rights are protected and you are treated fairly in the process.  Carol Mayer represents clients in all metropolitan counties and cities including but not limited to Sibley, Carver, Scott, Anoka, Hennepin, Stearns, Blue Earth, LeSueur, Brown, Nicollet, Arlington, Gaylord, McLeod, Chaska, Hutchinson, Mankato, Shakopee, Prior Lake, Belle Plaine, Jordan, and many more throughout Minnesota.