Legal Blog

Suing Hickory Village for Slip and Fall

Our firm recently filed a lawsuit against Hickory Village Apartments located in Mishawaka Indiana. The Hickory Village Lawsuit was filed on behalf of our client Ms. Jordan: a single woman in her 60s suffering chronic diabetes.   During the winter of 2018, Hickory Village apartments failed to plow its parking lot clear of ice and […]

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Indiana Dog Bite Laws

We consider dogs man’s best friend, but unfortunately, some dogs can cause significant harm. It’s the dog owner’s responsibility to control their dogs and remain aware of their dog’s behavior at all times.   If a dog bites you and leaves you with significant injuries, it’s possible to hold the dog owner liable for your […]

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Do I need a lawyer to expunge my criminal record in Indiana

Can I Expunge My Record Myself? The question everyone asks themselves is whether I need an attorney. Indiana expungement law does not require you to hire an attorney to prepare or file your expungement petition or represent you during any hearing that may be held. However, the expungement statutes contain strict requirements for the petition […]

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Can I Expunge My Record When Events Were In Different Counties

Can I Expunge Criminal Records Based on Events in Different Indiana Counties? You may seek expungement of arrests, charges, and convictions that occurred in different Indiana counties, but there is a deadline for doing so. You must file your petitions for expungement in different counties within one year of the filing date of the first […]

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Can I expunge my record more than once in Indiana

Can I Expunge My Record More than Once in Indiana? No. Under Indiana Code § 35-38-9-8.5(i), you may seek an expungement of your criminal records only once during your lifetime. This means you would need to include all of the criminal records you wish to expunge in your petition for expungement. Expungement in More Than […]

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How Do I Expunge My Record In Indiana

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 […]

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Are There Any Conditions for Expungement in Indiana?

Are There Any Conditions for Expungement in Indiana? In addition to the waiting period noted in our expungement in Indiana section, eligibility for expungement also depends on satisfying certain conditions. Individuals seeking expungement of records regarding arrests, charges, and juvenile delinquency adjudications must also satisfy these requirements: At least one year since the arrest, charge, […]

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Is there a period of time you must wait before expunging a criminal record in Indiana

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 […]

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What Crimes Can Be Expunged in Indiana?

What Crimes Can Be Expunged in Indiana? Whether a criminal record is eligible for expungement in Indiana depends on several factors: The nature of the record (whether the record pertains to an arrest, charge, or conviction) The level of the offense involved The amount of time that has passed since the arrest, charge, or conviction […]

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