Criminal Law

About expungements in Indiana

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Record Sealing

You may be eligible to have your arrest records sealed if the following apply:

  • You were arrested and not charged
  • You were charged and the charges were dropped
  • You were charged and acquitted

Misdemeanor Expungement

If you have been convicted of a misdemeanor or a Level 6 Felony (or Class D felony prior to July 1, 2014) that was reduced to a misdemeanor, you may be eligible to have your criminal records expunged if the following criteria are met:

  • You are not a sex or violent offender
  • At least 5 years have passed since the conviction
  • Your license is not suspended
  • No charges are pending against you
  • You have not been convicted of another crime

Felony Expungement 1

If you have been convicted of Level 6 Felony ( or a Class D Felony prior to July 1, 2014), you may be eligible to have your criminal records expunged if the following criteria are met:

  • You are not a sex or violent offender
  • At least 8 years have passed since the conviction
  • Your license is not suspended
  • No charges are pending against you
  • You have not been convicted of another crime

Felony Expungement 2

If you have been convicted of less serious major felony, you may be eligible to have your criminal records expunged if the following criteria are met:

  • You are not a sex or violent offender
  • At least 8 years have passed since the conviction
  • Your license is not suspended
  • No charges are pending against you
  • You have not been convicted of another crime

Major Felony Expungement

If you have been convicted of serious major felony, including one that resulted in serious bodily injury, you may be eligible to have your criminal records expunged if the following criteria are met:

  • You are not a sex or violent offender
  • At least 10 years have passed since the conviction
  • Your license is not suspended
  • No charges are pending against you
  • You have not been convicted of another crime
  • The prosecuting attorney consents in writing to the expugement