To quickly determine your eligibility under the 2014 updates to the expungement law, click on the Indiana Expungement Law Infographic from the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic to find out if your charge qualifies and if the waiting period requirements have been met.
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Free Self-Help Guides & Instructions
Expungements: What You Need to Know Indiana Senate Democrats (2013)
How to Get a Criminal Record Expunged in Indiana eHow Article
How to Seal a Criminal Record in Indiana eHow Article
How to Get a Felony Off Your Record in Indiana eHow Article
How to Handle Expungements Indiana Court Times (2010)
Expunging or Restricting Access to Adult Criminal Records in Indiana criminaldefenselawyer.com Article
Expungement & Record Sealing Statutes
Indiana Code 35-38-8: Restricted Access to Conviction Records
“If a court orders a person’s records to be restricted under this chapter, the person may legally state on an application for employment or any other document that the person has not been arrested for or convicted of the felony or misdemeanor recorded in the restricted records.”
Expungement & Record Sealing Cases
Marshall v. State of Indiana (2016)
Expungement denied following admission of criminal conduct during waiting period
Other Free Legal Resources
Collateral Consequences of a Criminal Conviction in Indiana Margaret Colgate Love, NACDL Restoration of Rights Resource Project, July, 2015
Authorization Required: Restricting Access to Criminal History Information Indiana Court Times (2011)
House Bill 1033: Regulation of Criminal History Providers
Starting July 1, 2012, new legislation in Indiana – House Bill 1033 (HB 1033) – restricts criminal history reporting in background checks by prohibiting certain pre-employment inquiries, restricting the types of criminal history information that employers and background check report providers – also known as “Consumer Reporting Agencies” (CRAs) – can obtain from Indiana state court clerks, and restricting the types of criminal history information that CRAs can report to employers in background check reports.
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