Expungements

If you have been struggling to get a job, contact me to find out if you qualify for an expungement. Expungement is the legal sealing of your criminal record, including arrest record, which prevents employers from finding out about your criminal record when they run a background check as part of the job application process.

Contact me for a free consultation to find out if you qualify to have your criminal record expunged. I will review your history at no cost to you and advise you if you qualify.

Expungement Rights And Eligibility

The following chart will give you an idea if you qualify for an expungement under Indiana law and, if so, how long you must wait before you may petition the court to expunge your records. The waiting period can be shorter if the prosecutor agrees to it. There are some other less common situations in which you may not qualify for an expungement. It is important to speak with a lawyer about your unique situation. Contact Abels Law Office to discuss your record in more detail.

OffenseWaiting PeriodFiling Fee Required?
Arrest, no conviction1 year after arrest dateNo
Misdemeanor or felony conviction reduced to a misdemeanor5 years after conviction dateYes
Level 6 or D felony convictions (cannot involve bodily injury to another)8 years after conviction dateYes
Other felonies (cannot involve serious bodily injury)8 years after conviction date OR three years after completion of sentence (whichever is later)Yes
Other felonies (if serious bodily injury is involved)10 years after conviction date OR five years after completion of sentence (whichever is later)Yes

Take the first step toward getting your life back on track. Contact me, attorney Matthew Abels, in Indianapolis, Indiana, at 317-397-0264 for a free initial consultation.