When applying for an apartment lease, mortgage or contract for deed landlords and creditors will often conduct a criminal background check. Minnesota courts keep detailed records of pending criminal charges and convictions. These cases can be located on the Court’s website, known as MNCIS. All that is needed is a computer, smart phone or tablet and an internet connection. The Court does not charge a fee for this information. It is public and free! These records include the charge, date offense, personal information about you, including your name, date of birth and address. A theft charge can prevent a person from obtaining a lease or credit.

If you have been charged with a shoplifting or theft related crime it is important to know the landlord or bank can and often will perform a criminal background check you.

If you have questions about whether your theft charge can be dismissed or how to avoid a permanent criminal conviction please call Martin Azarian at 612-343-9000 or 952-975-0662 today for you free initial telephone consultation.