Do you have a criminal conviction that is making it hard for you to get a job, housing or other benefits? Indiana has a law known as the “Expungement Law” that might be able to help. This is often called the Indiana “Second Chance Law” because it helps people start over without their criminal convictions getting in the way. Some important things to know about expungements are:
- Only certain criminal convictions can be “expunged”
- There are time requirements for “expungements”
- Each person can only file for expungement ONCE in their lifetime
- Expungements may be able to include MULTIPLE convictions
If an expungement is granted, the public cannot discriminate or use the convictions against you for things like jobs, loans, voting, professional and other licenses. The convictions are SEALED and information about them cannot be released to the public. Some agencies like courts, law enforcement and US immigration agencies, so it’s important to work with a knowledgeable attorney to fully understand your expungement, especially if you have an immigration case or any status other than United States Citizen.
If you have criminal convictions in Indiana and you would like to know more about expungement, make an appointment for a consultation with The Law Office of Jesse K Sanchez now by calling (317) 721-9858. We would love to help you!