Indiana Law allows for the sealing and/or expungement of certain criminal records. Even if you have entered into a pre-trial diversion and had a case dismissed, there may still may be record that you were charged with a criminal offense. An arrest record may exist as well. Potential employers, friends and the public in general may see the record that appears on the state website: public.courts.in.gov
Indiana’s Expungement Statute allows a person to seek a Court order that will seal the Court’s record, order the clerk to remove the case from the state website, and prevent law enforcement agencies and services providers from disclosing any records related to a criminal case.
If you have been convicted of a misdemeanor offense or a felony case that has been reduced to a misdemeanor, you may be eligible for expungement after 5 years. If you have been convicted of a non-violent felony, you may be eligible for expungement after 8 years.
Jon Phillips has obtained expungements in each of these scenarios and more. Call today for a consultation in order to determine if you are eligible to clean up your criminal background.
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