Expungement Attorneys in Northwest Indiana

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 Attorneys in Merrillville

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:

  • Suspend
  • Refuse to employ
  • Refuse to admit
  • Refuse to grant or renew a license, permit, or certificate necessary to engage in any activity, occupation, or profession

Expungement of a conviction also allows restoration of your civil rights, including the right to

  • Vote;
  • Hold public office;
  • Serve as a juror; and
  • Own or possess a firearm (subject to federal laws).

Misdemeanor Convictions Expungement

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.

Felony Convictions Expungement

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.

Other Felony Convictions:

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

  • A sex or violent offense;
  • Official misconduct;
  • Homicide;
  • Human and sexual trafficking;
  • A sex crime.

Contact our Merrillville Attorneys Today for a Consultation

For an aggressive and effective legal team to advocate on your behalf, call the attorneys of Arshad, Pangere & Warring, LLP at 219-736-6500 or use the convenient online contact form on this site.

Our law offices are located in Merrillville, Indiana and serve people primarily in Northwest Indiana including Crown Point, Hobart, Merrillville, Valparaiso, Winfield, Hebron, DeMotte, Lowell, Schererville, St. John, Munster, Hammond, Dyer and more.

For an aggressive and effective legal team to advocate on your behalf, call the firm at 219-736-6500 or use the convenient online contact form on this site.

Flexible Payment Plans Available

We understand that life doesn’t always go the way you plan. That’s why we accept credit cards and offer payment plans.

Contact Us Today To Schedule An Initial Consultation

* indicates required field
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Attorney Advertising. This information is designed for general information only. The information presented should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship. Past results and testimonials are not a guarantee, warranty, or prediction of the outcome of your case, and should not be construed as such. Past results cannot guarantee future performance. Any result in a single case is not meant to create an expectation of similar results in future matters because each case involves many different factors, therefore, results will differ on a case-by-case basis. By providing certain contact information herein, you are expressly authorizing the recipient of this message to contact you via the methods of communication provided.

NUVEW | Copyright 2019. All Rights Reserved | Accessibility Notice

Call Now Button