Category Archives: Expungement
Is The County Prosecutor Required To Consent To Expungement Of Your Criminal Record?
Since 2013, Indiana law has made it possible for people convicted of certain crimes to expunge their records. Expungement is not automatic. In the case of felony convictions, a person must wait either 8 or 10 years before filing a petition with the court requesting an expungement. During that waiting period, the petitioner must… Read More »
When Is Expungement Possible?
Everyone makes mistakes. But, when these mistakes are illegal, the record of them occurring can end up on a criminal record and affect that individual’s life. Fortunately, though, many who live in Indiana and possess a criminal record are eligible for something called “expungement.” Expungements in Indian will either seal the record from public… Read More »
Expungement In Indiana
According to a recent report, as many as 100 million Americans have criminal convictions on their records. These individuals face significantly more hurdles in life. Nearly every job application in the United States will ask prospective employees about their criminal record. Some people with criminal convictions are also prohibited from carrying a firearm, which… Read More »
Can Theft, Burglary, and Robbery Convictions be Expunged?
Theft convictions can be expunged fairly easily. Robbery and burglary, not so much. Both robbery and burglary convictions can still be expunged, but those are discretionary, which means it’s up to the judge. However, even if robbery and burglary convictions are expunged, they’ll still show up in background searches. There will just be a… Read More »
Tales from the Brown Desk – Episode 20 – Expungements & Florida Man
Weekly Criminal Law Podcast, Tales from the Brown Desk, brought to you by Rigney Law LLC. Tales from the Brown Desk is a free flowing conversation involving two foul-mouthed attorneys. It may include graphic descriptions of sexual activity, violence, and traffic law. It may not be suitable for children. Listener discretion advised. Episode 20… Read More »
Criminal Law Podcast – Tales from the Brown Desk – Episode 5
Weekly Criminal Law Podcast, Tales from the Brown Desk, brought to you by Rigney Law LLC. Tales from the Brown Desk is a free flowing conversation involving two foul-mouthed attorneys. It may include graphic descriptions of sexual activity, violence, and traffic law. It may not be suitable for children. Listener discretion advised. Episode 5… Read More »
Trial Court Erred in Denying Petition for Expungement
The Indiana Court of Appeals Ruled that a Trial Court Erred in Denying a Petition for Expungement A petitioner appealed a trial court’s ruling denying a petition for expungement of his criminal record claiming the trial court erred when it denied his request. The Indiana Court of Appeals agrees and reverses the trial court’s… Read More »
Expungement Wait-time Case Sparks Confusion
Expungement Wait-time Case Sparks Confusion Among Members of the Indiana Supreme Court An expungement case came before the Indiana Supreme Court on oral argument yesterday, and it sparked confusion among the Justices. The issue before the Indiana Supreme Court is whether minor felonies reduced to misdemeanor convictions should trigger new five-year waiting periods for… Read More »
Trigger Date for Expungement Period Set for Oral Argument
Trigger Date for Criminal Expungement The trigger date for criminal expungement is one issue before the Indiana Supreme Court this week. The Indiana Supreme Court will hear oral argument in a criminal expungement case that has previously divided the Indiana Court of Appeals. The case is about when the trigger date for five-year expungement… Read More »