Locke Law Firm

Criminal Record Expungement

Expungement Attorney Felicia Locke
Crimes that may be expunged:

Arrests only (I.C. 35-38-9-1)
  • 1 year from the date of arrest
  • No charges currently pending
  • Arrest did not result in conviction
  • Not currently in a pretrial diversion program

Misdemeanor or Class D/Level 6 Felony that has been reduced to a Misdemeanor (I.C. 35-38-9-2)
  • 5 years from the date of the most recent conviction
  • No  charges currently pending
  • All fines, fees, court costs and restitution are paid

Class D/Level 6 Felony (I.C. 35-38-9-3)
  • 8 years from the most recent date of conviction
  • No charges currently pending
  • All fines, fees, court costs and restitution are paid

Less serious felonies (I.C. 35-38-9-4)
  • 8 years from the most recent date of conviction or three years completion of sentence (whichever is later)
  • No charges currently pending
  • All fines, fees, court costs and restitution are paid

More serious felonies (I.C. 35-38-9-5)
  • 10 years from the most recent date of conviction or 5 years from completion of sentence (whichever is later)
  • No charges currently pending
  • All fines, fees, court costs and restitution are paid
  • Prosecutor consents to the expungement
  

Indiana Expungement Lawyer


At Locke Law Firm, we understand that if you have a prior criminal conviction, you may have difficulties moving forward in your personal and professional life. An expungement that seals your criminal record may be just what you need to help give you a fresh start.

Expungement/Sealing of criminal records

A recent change in Indiana law has greatly expanded the ability expunge your criminal record and arrests. If you ever were arrested or charged with a crime, you have a criminal record, even if it was years ago.

Your criminal record can include all arrests and criminal charges, regardless of whether you were acquitted, convicted, plead guilty or the charges were dropped. A criminal record can follow you for life, affecting your ability to get jobs, housing, government benefits, financial aid and loans.

Expungements of records can give you a fresh start

Expunging a record makes it unavailable to the general public, but law enforcement and some state agencies will have access. Employers and third parties other than criminal justice agencies cannot view or obtain your expunged records. 
  
****Crimes that cannot be expunged: A sex or violent offender, homicide, human & sex trafficking, perjury and official misconduct.

To find out if you qualify for an expungement, call Locke Law Firm for a free consultation at 317-638-3468.