A Second Chance After Criminal Charges
You want a chance to move past an earlier mistake involving criminal law. You have worked hard to play by the rules; don’t you deserve the opportunity to finally put an old arrest or criminal conviction to rest?
At Olsen & White, LLP, we believe you do. In Indiana, expungements are available to certain people who have been either arrested on suspicion of criminal activity or convicted of certain felonies and misdemeanors and who managed to stay out of trouble afterward. Expungement is a process that results in the official record of an arrest or conviction being destroyed to the general public, meaning that it is as if the arrest or conviction never happened. If you’re looking for the chance to make a truly fresh start, our criminal defense team is here to help you.
There have been many changes to state law concerning expungements. Our attorneys are on top of all the developments and will determine what options are available in your specific situation. Call toll-free 877-423-3143 now to arrange to meet with a lawyer.
Are You Eligible To Have Your Records Sealed?
There are mandatory waiting periods for seeking expungement of arrest or conviction records in Indiana. For example, someone must wait:
- One year for sealing an arrest record where the arrest did not result in criminal charges
- Five years for expunging misdemeanor convictions
- Eight to 10 years for expunging certain qualified felony convictions
When you meet with us, we will go over your case to determine if you meet all the eligibility requirements. If you do, you will have our experienced legal team to walk you through the process from start to finish. By having record of your arrest or conviction sealed, you will not face the potentially negative consequences of having to affirm that you were arrested or convicted when:
- Applying for a job
- Applying for housing
- Applying for loans