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Northwest Indiana Expungement Lawyers

Do you have a criminal conviction that is really hampering your ability to get a job, get into graduate school, or is preventing you from some other opportunity?

After years of effort, in July 2013, the Indiana legislature finally passed meaningful expungement law, giving relief to people who have lived with criminal convictions for too long. The law has many different components and understanding who is eligible and when can be complex.

Call now to find out whether you are eligible for relief under Indiana’s revised expungement law. It will give relief to many people who have had to explain an old conviction.

Do You Qualify?

The best way to determine if you qualify for expungement under Indiana’s revised law is to discuss your case with our experienced expungement attorneys. Please contact us at 219.690.1200 if you want to know if you qualify.

The law is intended to help people move on with their lives after a criminal conviction, and anyone who is eligible should take advantage of this opportunity.

“Indiana should be the worst place in America to commit a serious crime and the best place, once you have done your time, to get a second chance,” Governor Mike Pence said in a statement shortly after the new law was passed. The law “will give a second chance to those who strive to re-enter society and become productive, law-abiding citizens,” Pence said.

Additional Information on Expungement

Do you have a conviction for any misdemeanor or a Class D Felony conviction that was reduced to a misdemeanor? Is it five (5) years (or more) old?

Effective July 1, 2013, Indiana Code Section 35-38-9-2 permits individuals with certain convictions to seek expungement of their conviction. An individual is eligible to file their petition five years after the DATE OF CONVICTION (unless the Prosecuting Attorney consents in writing to an earlier period). The petition shall be filed in the sentencing court. There is a filing fee, as the new statute makes this a civil action.

Elements of a Successful Expungement Petition

In order to qualify for expungement, your Petition must demonstrate that:

  1. It has been 5 years since you were convicted (and since you completed probation)
  2. No charges are currently pending against you
  3. You do not have an existing driver’s license suspension
  4. You successfully completed your sentence and satisfied all other obligations imposed on you (this includes probation)
  5. You have not been convicted of a crime within the last 5 years

Expungement Can Change Your Future. We Can Help.

If a misdemeanor criminal conviction from years ago is still holding you back today, you may be eligible for expungement. At The Law Office of Paul A. Rossi, LLC, we understand how an old criminal record can unfairly impact your life. We have helped many people successfully file a petition for expungement of their criminal convictions, and we may be able to help you, too. Call our office today to learn more and determine if you qualify.


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