Indiana Expungement Attorney:
Indiana expungements are the process by which a record of criminal conviction is concealed from state or federal record. An Indiana expungement order directs the court to treat the criminal conviction as if it had never occurred, essentially removing it from a Defendant’s criminal record as well as the public record. Expungements are codified in Indiana Code Section 35-38-9.
Depending on the type of case/conviction you seek to expunge will depend on the overall treatment if the expungement is granted. For lesser convictions an expungement generally means that the entire file is sealed from public view. There are certain circumstances in which these can be used by the State or uncovered by other agencies, but those are limited.
Indiana Expungement: What can be expunged?
In general, the following types of records are eligible for expungement in Indiana:
- Criminal charges
- Criminal convictions
- Delinquency adjudications
- Civil forfeitures
- Post-conviction proceedings
These records may be located in any one of the following places:
- Trial courts
- Appellate courts
- Law enforcement agencies
- Indiana repository for criminal history
- Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles
- Indiana Department of Correction
The general requirements of Indiana include that you do not have any charges pending against you and you have not been convicted of a crime between 5 to 10 years. In some cases the Prosecutor can agree to an early expungement.
It is important to speak with an Indiana Expungement attorney about whether you qualify for an expungement under Indiana law. Our expungement attorneys have the experience in handling these matters. Don’t let a past mistake keep showing up to ruin your future. Give us a call today or submit a contact form. We are here to help you move forward from the past.