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 the legal process for sealing your criminal records. With court approval, records of your criminal history can be sealed from viewing by noncriminal justice agents or persons. In addition to restricting access to your criminal records, obtaining an expungement also means you would not have to disclose your criminal history to potential employers, landlords, and licensing organizations.

Although the term “expungement” may sound like records are erased or destroyed, under Indiana expungement law, an expungement would not destroy your records, but it would prevent access by non-governmental persons and organizations. In other words, expungement would not prevent the court, prosecutors, or law enforcement from accessing your criminal records.

To learn more about the process of obtaining an expungement of your criminal record in Indiana, check out our section on expunging criminal records in Indiana.

If you are in the need of obtaining an expungement of your criminal record in Indiana, it is crucial you contact a qualified attorney immediately. Contact The Lockwood Legal Group for a free consultation today! You can call our office phone, cellular phone, or send us an email.

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