Is a criminal record holding you back from finding a job or housing in Indiana? Or have you lost your firearm rights as a result of an Indiana conviction? If you have had enough of letting a mistake from your past get in the way of your future, you have come to the right place.
You can find helpful information on our website about the options available in Indiana for those with a criminal record, including expungement, felony reduction and firearm rights restoration. We also have a free eligibility test that you can quickly and confidentially completely online to help you quickly determine what services you are eligible for in Indiana.
When you decide you would like to get started on your Indiana expungement, reduction or firearm rights restoration, we believe we are the best choice. If you find a lower price from another law firm, we will match it, but nobody can match our quality and experience. We have helped more than 13,000 people nationwide clear their criminal records, and we are nationally recognized experts on expungement.
Expungement proceedings in Indiana can be confusing. Hiring an attorney is in your best interest to make sure that the process is handled correctly the first time and delays are avoided.
After your record is expunged, we also offer our exclusive Expedited Record Clearance Update service, which will help clear your record from more than 600 background check companies. Your record can remain in the databases of these companies for months or years unless you notify them that the case has been expunged. Our ERCU service will have them update their records within 14 days, which can save you months or years of lost opportunities.
The most efficient way to find out what your options are is to take our free online eligibility test. Below you will find information on just some of the services we offer in Indiana. If you do have any questions on our firm or any of our Indiana services, please call our office for a free, confidential consultation or you chat with us online.
If you were arrested in Indiana and no criminal charges were filed, you are eligible to expunge your arrest record. Additionally, you are eligible for an expungement if the charges were dropped because of mistaken identity, if it was found that no offense was actually committed, or if there was found to be an absence of probable cause.
You are eligible to expunge an Indiana conviction for most offenses. In order to be eligible you must satisfy a waiting period during which you have no subsequent convictions. The waiting periods are: 5 years for misdemeanors, 8 years for felonies that did not result in serious bodily injury, and 10 years for felonies that did result in serious bodily injury. You also must have successfully completed the sentence and have no pending charges.
An expungement in Indiana will restore your firearm rights that may have been lost due to the conviction. However, if you are not eligible for an expungement, you still may be able to restore your gun rights. The judge will have discretion when deciding whether to grant the restoration. Some of the factors considered will be: whether you have been subject to a restraining order, your criminal history, and any rehabilitative programs completed.
If you were convicted of a class D felony, you may be eligible to reduce the felony to a class A misdemeanor. You must not be a registered sex or violent offender. Three years must have passed since you completed the sentence, and you must be free of any felony convictions since completing your sentence. Additionally, the offense must not have resulted in bodily injury, and the conviction cannot be for perjury or official misconduct.
Whichever service you are eligible for in Indiana, we make it easy for you to get signed up with us. You can get everything started online, or you can call us and we can take all of the information over the phone. We also offer interest-free payment plans and can work with you to make a payment schedule that works for you. Once you make the first payment, we immediately assign one of our expert Indiana expungement attorneys and a case manager to your case. We start working once you make the first payment. We do not wait until you have paid in full, and we will keep working as long as you continue to make the monthly payments.
The best way to determine the next step is to take our online eligibility test and see what your your options are. If you have any questions, you can also contact us for a confidential, free consultation. We would love to help you and are excited to show you why more than 13,000 people across the county have chosen us to expunge or seal their criminal record.
If you are interested in expunging a criminal record in Indiana, it is important to have an experienced, licensed attorney working on your case. You can count on RecordGone.com's expungement attorneys and trained staff to help you through the entire process.
Our exclusive Expedited Record Clearance Update service allows us to have the leading background check companies reflect changes to your criminal record in less than 14 days, instead of months and even years like our competitors.
Law Firm of Higbee & Associates
450 E. 96th Street, Suite 500
Indianapolis, IN. 46240
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