Required findings for expungements

Expungement of DWI and fleeing a police officer on foot

Defendant appealed the trial court’s denial of his petition for expungement of his convictions for fleeing a peace officer on foot and fourth degree driving while impaired.  The Minnesota Court of Appeals noted that the trial court failed to make detailed findings as to several of the factors listed in Minn. Stat. §609A.03, subd. 5(c), precluding meaningful review.  This means that even if a court is going to deny a petition for expungement, the court must still make findings of fact on the statutory factors.  Interesting.  Reversed and remanded.

State v. A.P.L., A18-1697, Dakota County.

Minnesota Expungement Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.

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