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Can a Protective Order Be Expunged In Indiana?

Can a Protective Order Be Expunged In Indiana? Records regarding protective order proceedings under Indiana Code chapter 34-26-5 are eligible for expungement in the same way an arrest, charge, or conviction can be expunged. As long as you are otherwise eligible to have your records expunged, you can petition to have the protective order records […]

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What criminal records can be expunged in Indiana

What Criminal Records Can Be Expunged? If approved by a court, an expungement would limit access to the following elements of a criminal record: Arrests Criminal charges Criminal convictions Delinquency adjudications Trial court records Appellate court records Civil forfeiture records Protective orders Under Indiana Code chapter 35-38-9, criminal records in any of these categories and […]

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Do I Need an Expungement?

Do I Need an Expungement? Anyone with an Internet connection can see your criminal record. Potential employers, landlords, and licensing organizations are just a few of the entities that inquire about an individual’s criminal record. Whether they obtain a formal background check or merely check the state’s online case history portal, your criminal record is […]

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What Is an Expungement?

Everyone makes mistakes. While some are more serious then others, we at The Lockwood Legal Group believe everyone deserves a second chance at life. For those who have a criminal record, the process by which these persons can obtain this second chance is called expungement of a criminal record. What Is an Expungement? Expungement is […]

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The Process of Car Accident Cases

Car accidents happen every day in Indiana, but few people face the devastating injuries of a serious car accident more than once, if ever, in their lives. When our Indianapolis car accident attorneys at The Lockwood Legal Group, LLChelp injured individuals and families, we typically are providing legal representation to people who have been suddenly […]

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Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Illinois

Bad faith on the part of insurance companies does happen in Indiana and Illinois, but it is not always as easy to prove a bad faith case here as it may be in other states. See, e.g., Asmat, D. P. and Tennyson, S. (2014), Does the Threat of Insurer Liability for “Bad Faith” Affect Insurance […]

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What Is A Reasonable Accommodation Under The ADA

A psychiatric disability can impact various aspects of an individual’s life, including the ability to achieve maximum productivity in the workplace. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that one in five people will experience a psychiatric disability in their lifetime, and one in four Americans currently knows someone who has a psychiatric disability. It […]

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Americans With Disabilities Act ADA Overview

  This article provides a brief overview of the titles contained within the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as well as a general overview of what those titles cover. Title I -Employment Title I of the ADA prohibits discrimination in employment against people with disabilities. It requires employers to make reasonable accommodations to the known […]

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Outstanding Warrants for Failing to Appear at Court

Missing a criminal court date in Indiana is far more serious than simply missing an appointment. You can be charged with a separate, additional criminal offense of failure to appear under Indiana law.  The result could be additional jail time and fines separate from any originating charges that brought you to court in the first […]

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