Continue reading to learn where to determine your eligibility and how to get your Indiana criminal record expunged if you qualify.
Criminal Record Expungement
Indiana Code § 35-38-5-1
To qualify for expungement, you must meet certain strict criteria. These include but are not limited to:
❋ A specific amount of time has passed since the initial date of arrest or indictment;
❋ You were never actually charged with the crime;
❋ Your charges were later dropped as a result of 1) mistaken identity, 2) no crime was actually committed, or 3) there was no probable cause to believe you committed a crime;
❋ You have no pending criminal charges;
❋ Your offense was not a sex crime;
❋ Your offense did not result in serious bodily injury or death;
Note: If your conviction was later reversed and your case dismissed, you may be eligible to have your DNA profile expunged from the state DNA database. IC § 10-13-6-18
If you believe you may qualify to have your criminal record expunged or sealed, contact a licensed Indianapolis criminal defense lawyer to determine your eligibility. Choose an attorney who is experienced and well-versed in the new Indiana expungement laws. Choose David E. Lewis, Attorney at Law.