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Indiana Expungement – A Brief Explanation

In Indiana, under I.C. 35-38-9 https://iga.in.gov/legislative/laws/2015/ic/titles/035/articles/038/chapters/009/ an individual convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony may have their entire criminal history expunged.  Generally speaking (some exceptions do apply) to be eligible for expungement of a misdemeanor conviction,  five (5) years must have elapsed since your last conviction,  there are no pending charges, and all court costs and fees are paid.

To be eligible for expungement (again, generally speaking because some exceptions do apply) of a felony conviction,  eight (8) years must have elapsed since your last criminal conviction, there are no pending charges, and all court costs and fees are paid.  If the felony conviction involved serious bodily injury then ten (10) years must have elapsed and you will need the consent of the prosecuting attorney.

If you have any expungement questions, do not hesitate to contact Bandemer Law at 260-428-2208.

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