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The Indiana Expungement Process.
Do you have a criminal record that seems to be weighing you down? Indiana passed a law in 2013, sometimes called the IndianaSecond Chance Law. This law allows an individual to petition a court to expunge or seal their criminal record. While there are many facets to the Indiana expungementprocess, we will break this law down for you as simply as possible.
If you are interested in learning how to petition a court in Indiana for an expungement, continue reading, and be sure to contact Hayes Law Office at317-759-1515!
How do I file for an expungement?
First thing first. You must determine that you are eligible to file.
How do you determine if you are eligible to file for expungement?
Most importantly, you must not owe the court any money. The Indiana expungement law states that a petitioner must notowe any fines, fees, or court costs, and must have satisfied any court ordered restitution as a part of the sentence. …
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Indiana Expungement Law
A criminal record can adversely impact one’s life. Criminal marks can stain and stigmatize a person’s character and stifle their livelihood. Employment opportunities, academic access, professional certifications and other societal privileges are at risk when one has a criminal record. However, effective July 1, 2013, Indiana’s New Expungement Law allows those with prior arrest(s) records and criminal convictions to eliminate negative marks from their criminal record. Under the new law, if a person meets the certain requirements, they can petition the court for a “one-time” expungement of prior arrests and/or convictions. The law has a number of complexities that your attorney can help you understand, this will discuss the key components and answer some of your general questions. We encourage your questions and feedback and if you need an attorney to address your specific case, call 317-759-1515 or email the office. …
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