When you are working to better your life, but a criminal record is holding you back from your fullest potential, you may be looking into what you can do to truly put your past in the past. One option you may have is to have your record expunged.
This way, when a background check is conducted in your name, no one other than government officials and other necessary law enforcement professionals will see your prior conviction. If you are interested in learning more about whether you qualify for expungement, or if you would like to find out more about the expunction process, continue reading.
Do You Qualify for an Expunction?
In Indiana, only certain types of crimes are eligible for an expungement. Certain convictions result in an automatic disqualification. For example, in any of the following circumstances, you will not be able to get your record sealed:
- Certain sex crimes and those registered as sex offenders
- Individuals with domestic violence convictions
- Those who have committed a crime within the last five to ten years
- Official misconduct and perjury convictions
- If more than three years hasn’t passed since your conviction
The Motion to Expunge Your Criminal Record
If you believe you may qualify for an expunction, you can reach out to our firm for assistance in doing so. Our first step will be to file a motion requesting an expungement and a hearing in court. From there, we will present our case to the judge and explain the reasons you should be granted a record expunction.
The prosecutor can then object to your request and explain to the judge why they believe your record should permanently reflect your prior conviction. Finally, the judge will deliberate and determine whether you have met the eligibility requirements necessary to have your record expunged.
Contact an Indiana Record Expungement Lawyer
To further discuss the details of your case with an experienced record expungement attorney in Indiana, get in touch with Rowdy G. Williams Law Firm today. You can schedule your free case assessment when you give our office a call at 1-812-232-7400 or complete the quick contact form at the bottom of this page.