Terre Haute Record Expungement Lawyer

You want to put your best foot forward when seeking jobs, loans, rental properties, and other milestones in your life. However, if you’ve ever been convicted of a crime, a criminal record can jeopardize your chances of getting that job, loan, or home. If mistakes from your past are keeping you from pursuing these and other opportunities, you may consider expunging or sealing your criminal record.

At Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, we don’t think your past mistakes should define your future. If you were convicted of a misdemeanor or Class D felony, you may petition for restricted access of your criminal records. Contact our experienced legal team today to find out how our Terre Haute record expungement lawyers may be able to help you wipe your slate clean.

Eligibility Requirements for Criminal Record Expungement

Indiana Code 35-38-9 states that if you’ve been previously convicted of a Class D felony or misdemeanor, you may petition in court for your records to be sealed. Depending on the circumstances of your conviction or charge, you may petition no earlier than 5-8 years after the date of conviction.

If you have a Class D felony or misdemeanor charge on your criminal record, you may be eligible to petition if you meet the following requirements:

  • You live in Indiana and the conviction was in Indiana.
  • In the case of a Misdemeanor, at least five (5) years have expired since most recent conviction.
  • In the case of a Class D Felony, at least eight (8) years have expired since most recent conviction.
  • There are no current criminal investigations or charges pending against you.
  • You have not filed other petitions under I.C. 35-38-9 (has not filed a previous expungement).
  • You have paid all fines, fees, and court costs and satisfied any restitution obligation imposed as a part of the sentence.

If you are granted expungement, your criminal record will be cleared from:

  • The Indiana Department of Correction
  • The Indiana State Police Central Repository for Criminal History
  • The Indiana Supreme Court
  • Court of Appeals and Tax Court
  • Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles

You’re only allowed to petition for expungement once in your life—that’s why you’ll want a skilled Terre Haute expungement attorney on your side. It’s easy to get tied up in the complexities of the law without experienced legal guidance.

Contact Our Terre Haute Expungement Attorneys

For more than 45 years, Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin has worked to protect the rights of our clients, and we want to do the same for you. We don’t think you should face discrimination because of your past mistakes. If you’re looking for a second chance, connect with a Terre Haute record expungement lawyer today by calling our firm today.


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