The SFT Law Blog has written extensively on the subject of criminal record expungement Indiana, and we are eager and ready to clean up your criminal record Indiana! (See, “Indiana Criminal Record Expungement Law: A Good, Fair, and Just Social Policy”; “Spend Your Tax Refund Wisely! Get a Better Job With an Indiana Criminal Record Expungement”; “Indiana Record Sealing, Felony Reduction, and Expungement”; “Major Exciting Changes to Indiana’s Second Chance Expungement Act for 2013”; “Indiana Expungement Law: Giving a Second Chance to Those Who Deserve It”; “New Statute Opens Question of Expungement of Criminal Records in Indiana”; and, “Criminal Post Conviction Relief Available July 1, 2013 for A, B, and C Felonies in Indiana”. This is a real law, and this law actually works! As long as you meet the statutory requirements, you can clean up your criminal record Indiana!*
What is an ‘Expungement‘? An Opportunity to Clean Up Your Criminal Record Indiana!
An ‘expungement‘ is an act of a court which allows you to clean up your criminal record Indiana by essentially erasing a public record. (Read more here). Depending on the particular state, sometimes expungement means physically shredding all papers associated with the particular record, removing convictions and/or arrests from online and electronic databases, or possibly sealing such records from public view. In Indiana, the effect of an expungement is to seal records from any public contact, to remove such records from public view, and to remove such records from most electronic databases. Such electronic records may be available for criminal justice agencies such as law enforcement for a period of five (5) years following the expungement order, but such agencies cannot allow the public to see them. For all intents and purposes, the Indiana expungement law allows you to clean up your criminal record Indiana and give you a second chance!
What Were They Thinking??? JOBS, JOBS, JOBS! Clean Up Your Criminal Record Indiana!
One might ask, “Why would the Indiana General Assembly pass such a law?” “Isn’t the purpose of a criminal record that it be permanent?” The simple answer: JOBS. The purpose for the original law, The Second Chance Act of 2011, was to prevent the undesirable effect of convicted persons not being able to find a job. The theory is that people with a criminal record are less likely to re-offend if they are able to obtain employment. As well, those who have an isolated incident or blemish on their criminal record shouldn’t be forced to carry such a burden for life once they have satisfied all of their court ordered obligations. The idea is to give past offenders a fresh start, and an opportunity to clean up your criminal record Indiana.
If you would like to clean up your criminal record Indiana to find a new or better job, the experienced Indiana expungement law attorneys of SFT Lawyers can help! CALL TODAY for a FREE CONSULTATION. (219) 841-5683.
*Please contact a licensed attorney at SFT Lawyers to determine whether you qualify for an Indiana criminal record expungement.