Kelly J. Keegan has been with Brandt Criminal Defense since 2005. In that time, she has been lead defense counsel on numerous cases of all types and levels, ranging from serious felonies to minor traffic offenses. Additionally, Kelly handles post-conviction matters, such as expungements, probation violations, Department of Human Services background study disqualifications, reinstatement of the right to possess firearms, and sentence modification motions. She has represented clients under investigation prior to being formally charged, as well as clients facing grand jury indictment. Kelly is admitted to practice in Minnesota State Court as well as Federal United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. She enjoys working in the courtroom and has obtained excellent results for clients, including dismissal of charges, suppression of evidence, and acquittal by felony jury. Kelly is a board member of the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, a group of prominent defense attorneys throughout the state who work to impact policy and legislation on behalf of criminal defendants. In that role, she has testified before State Senate and State House of Representatives Committees at the Minnesota State Capitol on legislative initiatives impacting crime and public safety. She has been extremely active in working to reform expungement law in Minnesota. She has been a featured speaker and taught at continuing legal education seminars, which are educational courses for fellow attorneys to keep up-to-date on recent developments in criminal law. She is also formerly judicially appointed State Ethics Board Ethics Investigator, responding to and investigating ethics complaints concerning other attorneys.
Cleaning Up Criminal Record Consequences: Expungement & Gun Rights Restoration
Re-Broadcast on February 7, 2017
This informative session will discuss the collateral consequences related to having a criminal record, and how clients can help restore the status they held prior to their involvement in the criminal justice system. We will discuss the prevalence of background checks for employment and housing purposes, and how data harvesters conduct background checks. The discussion will then move to various tactics to help restore a clean criminal history. There will be additional discussion on recent developments in federal firearms prohibitions related to criminal and mental health records, and efforts to restore federal firearms rights.
Key topics to be discussed:
- Collateral Consequences
- Background Checks and Data Harvesting
- Efforts to Restore a Clean Criminal History
- Federal Firearms Prohibitions
- Restoration of Federal Firearms Rights
Date / Time: February 7, 2017
- 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
- 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
- 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
- 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific
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