All of us make mistakes in our lives. Some of us have the misfortune of our mistakes leaving the stain of a conviction on a permanent record that people can see. Even if you are not convicted of a crime, your record of arrest will stay on your permanent record. For those of us that learn from our mistakes and change, there is a second chance. Indiana has adopted what is known as a “Second Chance Law” related to expungements.
Expungement is a court order that seals, a person’s legal record of arrests or convictions.
Almost all non-violent crimes are eligible to be expunged. And you are not limited to just expunging one conviction or arrest. You can expunge multiple. However, you are limited to one second chance application. What that means is you can only file for expungement once, but that one application might ask to expunge thirteen arrests or convictions.