Saint Cloud, MN asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota

Q: Is there a way to remove or request to remove the "Violate Restriction of DL" from my records for MN drivers?

I got a ticket for "VIOLATE RESTRICTION OF DL" for driving on Instruction permit only without the presence of License holder in car. I had the valid insurance though and it happened 1 years back. I already paid the fine but i want it removed from my records now. Is there a way to get it removed?

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Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Answered
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Rogers, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: Paying the fine is the equivalent of a guilty plea to the charge. Getting it off of your driving record would require that you pursue an expungement.

Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: You could try an expungement. But a motion to withdraw plea could be easier and more effective. After filing the motion with the court, at the hearing, you or your lawyer could try to negotiate a guilty plea to a different, amended charge that would not affect your license. (Though, it's unclear whether this is affecting your license, now.)

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