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Who is Eligible to get their Record Expunged in Indiana?

There are several variables that determine who is eligible to get their record expunged in Indiana. Misdemeanors, class D felonies, arrest records, and more can all potentially be eliminated from a person’s criminal history. The first prerequisite for expungement eligibility is the type of conviction or charge a person was sentenced with; meaning either a misdemeanor, felony dropped to a misdemeanor, or felony. The second factor is time. Depending on the charge, there are rules on how many years a person must wait to expunge their record. For details on the legalities surrounding criminal expungement in Indiana, call

Indiana Expungement Eligibility Requirements

In order to remove arrest and conviction records from your criminal history, you must pass the Indiana expungement eligibility requirements to move forward in your case. Here are some of the prerequisites and guidelines surrounding criminal expungement in Indianapolis, IN:

ARREST RECORDS

To Be Eligible:

  • Must Wait 1 Year Following Arrest
  • No Conviction Resulted
  • No Current, Further, or Pending Charges

MISDEMEANORS

To Be Eligible:

  • Must Wait 5 Years Following Arrest
  • No Present Driver’s License Suspension
  • No Current, Further, or Pending Charges
  • Must Have Completed All Sentence Requirements and Probation Conditions (Including Fines and Expenses)
  • No Other Criminal Convictions in the Past 5 Years

CLASS D FELONIES reduced to MISDEMEANORS

To Be Eligible:

  • Must Wait 5 Years Following Arrest
  • No Present Driver’s License Suspension
  • No Current, Further, or Pending Charges
  • Must Have Completed All Sentence Requirements and Probation Conditions (Including Fines and Expenses)
  • No Other Criminal Convictions in the Past 5 Years

*Examples of Misdemeanors include: OWI/DUI Cases, Public Intoxication, Check Fraud, Shoplifting, Personal Possession, Battery (without injury), and more. Call Craven, Hoover, & Blazek, P.C. for more information about Misdemeanor charges in Indiana.

CLASS D FELONIES

To Be Eligible:

  • Must Wait 8 Years Following Arrest
  • No Present Driver’s License Suspension
  • No Current, Further, or Pending Charges
  • Must Have Completed All Sentence Requirements and Probation Conditions (Including Fines and Expenses)
  • No Other Criminal Convictions in the Past 8 Years
  • Not All Class D Felonies Can Be Expunged (i.e. Sex Crimes, Homicide, Human Trafficking, Perjury, etc.)

*Examples of Class D Felonies include: OWI/DUI with Prior, Theft, Possession, Intimidation, Fraud, and more. Call Craven, Hoover, & Blazek, P.C. for more information about Class D Felony expungement in Indiana.

ADDITIONAL FELONIES

To Be Eligible:

  • Must Wait 8 Years Following Arrest
  • No Present Driver’s License Suspension
  • No Current, Further, or Pending Charges
  • Must Have Completed All Sentence Requirements and Probation Conditions (Including Fines and Expenses)
  • No Other Criminal Convictions in the Past 8 Years
  • Court MAY or MAY NOT Expunge Records for these Felony Cases

*Eligibility for Felony Expungement EXCLUDES convictions involving Sex Offenses, Elected Official Misconduct, or Felonies Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury. Call Craven, Hoover, & Blazek, P.C. for more information about Felony expungement in Indiana.

Cost of Criminal Expungement in Indiana

The cost of criminal expungement in Indiana differs. It all depends on the severity of the conviction, the number of convictions, the location of the convictions, the age of the convictions, and court costs. At Craven, Hoover, & Blazek, P.C., your first consultation is FREE. This means you have nothing to lose and only knowledge to gain, regarding your eligibility for criminal expungement. Contact a friendly and knowledgeable legal representative today at 317-489-2740 to schedule a free first consultation with our skilled attorneys. The cost of criminal expungement in Indiana doesn’t have to be scary, so long as you trust our legal teams to get the ruling you deserve.