Quickly answer these questions:
⇛ Have you ever been arrested in Indiana?
⇛ Were you not convicted after your arrest?
If you answered yes to both of these questions, you will be thrilled to hear that you are likely eligible to have that arrest record expunged from your criminal history. Continue reading to learn more about Indiana criminal record expungement, and how to get started on your petition today.
An Arrest Doesn’t Have to Be a Part of Your Past Anymore.
Get to Know Indiana Criminal Record Expungement
Criminal Record Expungement in Indiana
Also known as the Second Chance Law, Indiana criminal record expungement legislation now allows past offenders, even many of those who do have convictions, to destroy or seal their arrest records from the general public. What does this mean for you? Well, those who clean up their criminal record have better quality lives because they are more eligible and qualified for job opportunities, promotions, professional licensing, international traveling, education opportunities, rental and housing opportunities, and so much more. In fact, you’d be surprised to learn just how much a criminal record can hold person back from having a better quality of life.
So how you get started on criminal record expungement in Indiana?
You first have to hire a criminal defense lawyer who is well-versed in the Indiana second chance Law and all subsequent legislation changes and modifications. Not only is the law complex, but the application process for criminal record expungement or record sealing is very complex. Furthermore, even one small error, such as a misspelled word or a missed deadline, will eliminate you from being eligible for expungement because you applicants can only petition once. A second petition won’t even be glanced at.
Arrested But Never Convicted?
If you are arrested under suspicion of committing a crime, but the arrest never led to a conviction, you are in a good position to apply for criminal record expungement in Indiana. Usually, these types of cases are granted much faster than those with convictions. Even if your conviction was vacated, or you had an order of protection placed against you, you are still eligible for Indiana’s Second Chance Law. The only catch: you have to wait one year from the date of your arrest. For many, the arrests they wish to eliminate from their criminal record happened years ago; if this is like you, you are already eligible to get started on your petition.
Are you interested in learning more about your criminal record expungement eligibility? Contact the Law Office of David E. Lewis at 317-636-7514 to schedule a free consultation, today. We specialize in criminal record expungement legal assistance, and our services start as low as $850!
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