We are all human and throughout life, make mistakes. It's from these mistakes that we learn about how our behavior and choices impact others and the resulting consequences. In cases where an individual faced or was convicted of certain misdemeanor or felony criminal charges, long after the matter is resolved, he or she is likely to experience negative implications from the fact that a criminal record exists.
Potential employers and landlords routinely request background checks. In many cases, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension maintains copies of criminal records including those that resulted in criminal charges being dismissed or a not guilty verdict. Consequently, discovery of the criminal record of a job or housing applicant may result in an individual losing a job or apartment.