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It’s Time for a Second Chance

Indian’s Second Chance Law went into effect in July of 2018. The Second Chance Law greatly reduced the requirements for a person with a misdemeanor or felony conviction to have their criminal record expunged. Expungement is the process of sealing a criminal record so that it can only be accessed by law enforcement under certain circumstances. This means that neither your conviction nor arrest will appear in background checks for employment, lease agreements, and other business transactions. Expungement also means that you will no longer have to disclose your arrest to employers or loan providers.

For help with Indiana’s complex expungement process, call the Fishers criminal defense lawyers of Massillamany Jeter & Carson LLP at (317) 434-1490.

What is the Second Chance Law?

Under the Second Chance Law, many more criminal offenses are eligible for expungement under specific circumstances. If you have been denied expungement before this law came into effect, you should review the new rules on the subject to see if you now qualify.

The following is a basic rundown of expungement rules in Indiana:

  • If you were arrested but not convicted, the arrest can be expunged one year after the date of your arrest.
  • If you were convicted of a misdemeanor, your record can be expunged if you adhered to the terms of your sentence and five years have passed since the date of conviction.
  • If you were convicted of a Class D felony that did not involve bodily injury, your record can be expunged eight years after the date of conviction.
  • If you were convicted of a Class A, B, or C felony that did not involve bodily injury, your record can be eight years after the date of conviction or three years after you have completed the terms of your sentence—whichever is longer.
  • If you were convicted of a felony that involved bodily injury, your record can be expunged ten years since the date of conviction and five years have passed since you completed the terms of your sentence. The prosecutor must also consent to the terms of expungement.

Why Hire an Attorney?

While Second Chance Law has made expungement more accessible, that does not mean the process is easy. The paperwork is complex and it is much more difficult for someone without legal representation to get approved for expungement. At Massillamany Jeter & Carson LLP in Fishers, our expungement lawyers have been studying the Second Chance law in preparation for the day it went into action. We are prepared to help our clients file their paperwork and obtain the new lease on life they’ve been waiting for.

Call (317) 434-1490 to start talking about expungement for your conviction or arrest. Initial consultations are offered at no charge.

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