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What Crimes Can Be Expunged in Indiana?

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.


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