Certain felony convictions can be expunged under Indiana law. Generally,
Indiana law categorizes expungeable offenses into five categories. These
categories are the following: arrests that do not result in a conviction,
cases that result in a misdemeanor conviction, cases that result in a
low-level felony conviction, and then cases that result in a high-level
felony conviction that does not require prosecutor consent to expunge.
Lastly, cases that result in high-level felony convictions that do require
the prosecutor's office consent to expunge.
It is important that individuals who are looking to expunge felony convictions
talk to an attorney who is experienced in expungement law to make sure
that they are understanding which category of expungements they fit under
and that they are petitioning for them correctly. Individuals who do not
understand the law or attempt to do this on their own could find themselves
asking for an expungement in the wrong way, or asking to expunge something
that they cannot get expunged. The attorneys at Keffer Barnhart are very
familiar with this process. Those individuals can put their criminal history
behind them and get certain rights restored.