In Indiana, the expungement process serves as a legal mechanism for individuals to clear certain criminal records, offering them an opportunity for a fresh start. While not all crimes are eligible for expungement, Indiana law provides a pathway for individuals seeking to move beyond their past mistakes. Let's explore the crimes that can be expunged in the Hoosier State.
Many misdemeanors, ranging from low-level offenses to more serious ones, are generally eligible for expungement. This includes crimes such as theft, trespassing, and certain drug offenses.
Class D or Level 6 Felonies:
Class D or Level 6 felonies, the lowest level of felony offenses in Indiana, can be expunged under certain conditions. Examples of these felonies include certain drug offenses and theft.
Arrests Not Leading to Conviction:
If an individual has been arrested but not convicted, they're eligible to expunge the arrest records. This recognizes the importance of distinguishing between allegations and proven guilt.
Limited Number of Felonies:
While not all felony convictions are eligible, some felonies may be expunged if they meet specific criteria. Typically, only a limited number of felony convictions may be expunged, and certain violent or sexual offenses are excluded.
Completed Sentence and Waiting Period:
To be eligible for expungement, individuals must have completed their sentence, including any probation or parole. Additionally, a waiting period is imposed.
To find out if you're eligible for an expungement, contact Brinkley Law today at 317-643-1813.