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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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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How long does an expungement stay on your record in Indiana?

How Long Does an Expungement Stay on Your Record in Indiana? Under Indiana Code § 35-38-9-1, court records that are expunged must be permanently sealed. After an expungement, no future background checks by criminal justice personnel or agencies such as prospective employers, landlords, lending agents, professional licensing authorities, and educational institutions will have access to […]

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Do Expunged Records Show on Background Checks?

Do Expunged Records Show on Background Checks? Expunged records do not show up on background checks run by criminal justice persons or agencies. A background check run by prospective employers, landlords, lending agents, professional licensing authorities, and educational institutions would not reveal your criminal history, if accessing these expunged court records. However, background checks run […]

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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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