The lawyers of Arshad, Pangere & Warring, LLP are knowledgeable regarding Indiana’s 2013 expungement law changes. Our attorneys will provide the assistance you need with an Indiana expungement proceeding, including misdemeanor expungement and felony expungement. If you need legal help, you’ll find it here.
Expungement refers to removing a person’s arrest and/or conviction records (as opposed to allowing restricted access to those records). Indiana expungement laws underwent extensive changes that took effect on July 1, 2013. It is now “unlawful discrimination” to take the following actions against you if your record has been expunged:
Expungement of a conviction also allows restoration of your civil rights, including the right to
Persons with misdemeanor convictions are eligible to petition the court for expungement five (5) years after the date of conviction. You may seek expungement of conviction records before the waiting period has elapsed if the prosecutor consents in writing. Note that to obtain expungement of a misdemeanor conviction you cannot have a current or pending driver’s license suspension.
Those with D felony convictions for acts that did not result in bodily injury to a person must wait eight (8) years after the date of conviction before filing a petition for expungement of conviction records. A person may seek expungement of conviction records before the waiting period has elapsed if the prosecutor consents in writing. Note that to obtain expungement of a felony conviction you cannot have an existing or pending driver’s license suspension.
A person may be eligible for expungement of his or her criminal records. The waiting period following completion of a sentence will be either eight (8) or ten (10) years depending upon the type of felony conviction. You may be required to obtain the written consent of the prosecuting attorney before the Court may grant the petition for expungement.
Individuals not eligible for expungement include someone convicted of
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