Can I get convictions off my record?

Winona, MN Criminal Defense Attorney Richmond H. McCluer, Jr. talks about if you can get convictions off your record or not from a criminal case.

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In many cases, you can and increasingly with the advancement of computerized criminal records and data mining and increasingly detailed background checks it’s very important that you do everything you can to clear anything negative off your record. And increasingly – I’ve been doing criminal law for more than 25 years now and the what is going to be on my record is far more of a concern now than it was when I first started. And now even we see in a university town how eve what would seem to be a minor misdemeanor conviction may be a career disqualifier when you graduate. So it’s very important that both up front when we’re handling a case we’re very aggressive about influencing what goes on the record to begin with. But once a record is established, there are means through expungement to have your record cleared.

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