Yes, under Indiana law there is a waiting period before you can obtain an expungement of an Arrest, Charge, or Conviction
Expungement is not allowed immediately after an arrest, charge, or conviction. The waiting period required depends on the nature of the record and level of the offense. Following are the waiting periods for expungement of arrests, charges, and convictions:
Waiting periods for expungement of arrests, charges, and convictions in Indiana
- For arrests, charges, or juvenile delinquency adjudications, the waiting period is one year.
- For misdemeanors and lower level felonies reduced to
misdemeanors, the waiting period is five years
- For Class D and Level 6 felonies, the waiting period is eight years
- For eligible major felonies, the waiting period is eight or more years following conviction or three years from completion of your sentence, whichever is later
Even if you satisfy the waiting period, expungement is not automatic. In some cases, additional conditions apply to make you eligible for expungement in Indiana.
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
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