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If you are seeking an Indiana expungement please review the expungement overview below. Check back often or Sign Up for an email alert when the IndianaExpungement Kit is ready.

Requirement(s) to qualify for an expungement in the state:

  1. A person whose criminal charges were not filed or dropped because of no probable cause, mistaken identity, offense not committed.
  2. A person whose DNA profile has been included in the Indiana DNA data base and whose conviction on which the authority for inclusion in the Indiana DNA data base was founded has been reversed and the case has been dismissed.
  3. A person pardoned by the governor.
  4. Persons charged with juvenile delinquency

Additional restrictions on who can qualify for an expungement

Indiana has the following limited "expungement" options, following a guilty plea or verdict:

Seeking a pardon which, if successfully obtained, provides a basis for expungement by wiping out the guilt"

Applying with the State Police to have a record sealed, with the application to be made not less than fifteen years following completion of sentence.

At the time of this writing, there appears to be a bill (HB 1408) allows a person convicted of or adjudicated for a misdemeanor or felony to petition the court five years after he or she has completed all terms of the sentence to request the expungement of all records and files pertaining to the person's offense, conviction, and involvement in criminal or juvenile court proceedings.

Does the law provide for sealing? What are the requirements?

Sealing is provided in juvenile cases, the court's files, the files of law enforcement agencies, and the files of any other person who has provided services to a child under a court order- those records pertaining to the person's involvement in juvenile court proceedings.

Adult wrongful arrest cases, fingerprints, photographs, or arrest records in possession of a law enforcement agency may be expunged.

However, expungement does not require any change or alteration in any record (such as a police blotter entry) made at the time of the arrest or in the record of any court in which the criminal charges were filed

For expungement of DNA profiles of criminals, all identifiable information in the Indiana DNA data base relating to a person requesting expungement shall be expunged, and all samples from the person shall be destroyed.

What does it mean if you have a record expunged or sealed

Expungement means the process of legally destroying, obliterating or striking out records or information in files, computers and other depositories relating to criminal charges.

An individual has the legal right to answer "no" to any questions (including those on a job application that inquire about a history of arrests or criminal convictions

No. The records cannot be accessed for general law enforcement or civil use. Juvenile records may be destroyed or given to the person to whom the records pertain. 6. Adult arrest records may be delivered to the individual or the law enforcement may destroy all fingerprints, photographs, or arrest records in their possession.

No information concerning the arrest may be placed or retained in any state central repository for criminal history information or in any other alphabetically arranged criminal history information system maintained by a local, regional, or statewide law enforcement agency

Are you eligible for an IndianaExpungement? Most crimes can be expunged. For a description of the crimes that cannot be expunged, click here .

Be sure to check the site often as we are in the process of adding the Expungement Kit for the State of Indianasoon.

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