Denied Housing Application

Many people apply for a lease, mortgage or contract for deed only to learn that their application was denied because of a criminal record or conviction.  Retaining an expungement lawyer is probably a good first step to fight this problem.

Minnesota allows a person to ask the court to expunge or seal a person’s criminal record. This request is called an Expungement Motion.  An experienced expungement lawyer; Martin Azarian can help you with your expungement motion.

Starting in 2015 the Minnesota Legislature gave the courts the power to expunge or seal criminal records held by non-court agencies. The courts have the power to seal their own records, too. An experienced expungement lawyer can help you with either a sealing motion or an expugement motion.

Whether a court will grant such an expungement motion  and how much will be expunged or sealed depends upon many factors such as the facts of the case, the crime committed and when the conviction took place. The courts look to see if the person has suffered some type of hardship, for instance denial of a housing application, lease, or mortgage.

If you were denied housing, a mortgage or contract for deed because of your criminal record or if you fear being denied housing and want to explore you options and possibly seal your criminal record please contact Martin Azarian , an experienced expungement lawyer at 612-343-9000 or 952-451-4987 for a free office consultation.