If someone were to run a background check on you, do you know what would show up? Sometimes, a person can get in trouble with the law, but never actually do time or receive a conviction. In these cases, an arrest that led to no conviction might make a person feel like their criminal record is not accurate, nor a representation of themselves.
For instance, if Ned was arrested and charged with rape, but then later the accuser admits she was lying, he would not be convicted. However, the record of being arrested and charged with rape will linger on his personal record forever even though he was found not guilty.
In another example, a person can commit a crime using a stolen identity, leading to the arrest of the wrong person later on. The falsely-arrested person, although entirely innocent, will have to live with the arrest and charges on their criminal record forever. If this is something that sounds familiar, you might want to think about your options in terms of fixing your criminal record.
Expunging Incorrect Criminal Records
In order to fix incorrect criminal records, a person must qualify, file, and be granted criminal record expungement. But in order for someone to qualify, one of five scenarios must be true:
☑ The arrest never led to criminal charges.
☑ The arrest never led to a conviction.
☑ The criminal charges were dropped as a result of mistaken identity.
☑ The criminal charges were dropped because no crime was committed.
☑ The criminal charges were later dropped a judge found no probable cause.
If you can answer yes to any of the above-listed scenarios, you will likely be granted expungement. That is, if you don’t have any pending criminal charges against you, and your record doesn’t have any other arrests or infractions other than minor traffic offenses. However, applicants can only petition for criminal record expungement one time in their lifetime. And just one simple mistaken, even a procedural mistake or spelling error, can get your petition denied. For this reason, it is important to hire a criminal defense lawyer to help you correct your criminal record.
Expunge Criminal Records in Indiana
Call 317-636-7514 to expunge criminal records in Indiana. We offer criminal record expungement services starting as low as $850! As a seasoned criminal defense law firm, we are well-versed in the new Indiana expungement laws, and know exactly how to file and obtain a legal expungement, successfully. Call our office at 317-636-7514 and schedule a free initial consultation to determine your eligibility, today.