Expungement – Jerrell Key v. State of Indiana
- February 20th, 2016
- Chris Bandemer
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On December 15, 2015, the Court of Appeals reversed and remanded the denial of Jerrell Key’s Verified Petition for Expungement. This was a big victory for Mr. Key and for Bandemer Law, LLC. As a bit of history, on March 11, 2015, Mr. Key filed a verified petition for expungement to expunge two criminal convictions. The Prosecuting Attorney objected to the petition for expungement and the court denied the expungement petition without a hearing. Indiana Code 35-38-9-9 states that if the prosecuting attorney objects to a properly filed petition for expungement the court shall set the matter for a hearing. Because a hearing was not held, Bandemer Law filed an appeal and the Indiana Court of Appeals agreed that a hearing was required. You can read the full opinion at http://www.in.gov/judiciary/opinions/pdf/12171501lmb.pdf If you have any questions about expunging a criminal conviction in Indiana, do not hesitate to contact Bandemer Law, LLC.