The laws and procedures for criminal record expungement and sealing vary from state to state, so it is important to discuss your state’s particular ordinances with a licensed criminal defense lawyer who is well-versed in the new law. As a resident of Indiana, continue below to learn which criminal records you may be able to expunge, and which are not eligible ever under state law.
What May Qualify and What May Not
Records That May Qualify:
► Arrest Records (As Long as No Conviction Resulted)
► All Misdemeanor Criminal Charges and Convictions
► Class D Felony Charges Reduced to Misdemeanors
► Class D Felony Convictions (Such as: OWI/DUI with Priors, Theft, Possession, Fraud, Intimidation, etc.)
► All Other Felonies (Excluding Sex Crimes, Felonies Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, Elected Official Misconduct, Human Trafficking, Violent Crimes, Homicide, etc.)
**The excluded felonies may be expunged by a court under specific circumstances. Call 317-636-7514 to learn these qualifications.
**Generally, a person cannot expunge violent crimes or sex crimes.
Felonies That Cannot Be Expunged in Indiana:
☇ Involuntary/Voluntary Manslaughter
☇ Human Trafficking
☇ Reckless Homicide
☇ Causing or Assisting Suicide
☇ Transferring Contaminated Bodily Fluids
☇ Sexual Misconduct with a Minor
☇ Child Solicitation/Molestation/Seduction
☇ Sexual Battery
☇ Vicarious Sexual Gratification
☇ Criminal Deviate Conduct
☇ Unlawful Employment Near Children by Sexual Offender
☇ Internet/Residency Sex Offender
☇ Inappropriate Communication with a Child
☇ And More
What Happens if Your Expungement Petition is Granted?
CRIMINAL RECORDS ARE REMOVED FROM:
☇ Court Files
☇ Police Records
☇ Department of Correction Files
☇ Drivers’ License Branch Files
☇ Substance Abuse Counselor Records
☇ And More
IT IS ILLEGAL FOR ANY INSTITUTION OR EMPLOYER TO:
☇ Refuse Employment
☇ Refuse Admittance
☇ Deny Permits or Licenses
☇ Discriminate in Any Way
☇ Ask About Sealed or Expunged Records
RIGHTS RESTORED AFTER EXPUNGEMENT IS GRANTED:
☇ Right to Vote
☇ Right to Hold Public Office
☇ Right to Own/Possess a Firearm (unless otherwise prohibited by law)
☇ And so much more!
Are you ready to learn if you qualify for criminal record expungement in Indiana? Contact us at 317-636-7514 to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced expungement lawyer in Indianapolis. Our Indiana criminal expungement services start as low as $850!
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