How Do I Get an Expungement?
To obtain an expungement of your Indiana criminal records, you must file a petition or formal written request in the court that entered the judgment of conviction or the county of the arrest or charge. Indiana expungement law lists the elements that must be included in the petition, which differ depending on the type of criminal record sought to be expunged (arrest, charge, juvenile adjudication, or conviction). In addition, the petition must be in compliance with the Indiana Rules of Trial Procedure, timely filed, and served on the county prosecutor.
After the petition is filed, the court will review it and, in some cases, may hold a hearing. If the court approves your petition, it will issue an order directing that the criminal records identified in your petition be sealed.
To learn more about the process of obtaining an expungement of your criminal record in Indiana, check out our section on expunging your criminal record in Indiana.
Expungements in Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois
While we might not have blog posts covering the process of obtaining expungement of criminal records in all the states in which we practice law, we can provide a FREE initial consultation detailing the possibility of you expunging your criminal record in all the states in which we practice.
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An experienced Indiana expungement attorney is key to ensuring you accurately confirm eligibility for expungement of as much of your criminal record as possible. You only get one shot at expungement, and an expungement lawyer can make sure you don’t blow it on technical mistakes.