After an extended period of time, you can get certain information removed from your record.
We all make mistakes. But, those mistakes do not have to follow you around forever. If you have had trouble obtaining work or loans since your arrest or conviction, our criminal law attorneys can assist with a criminal record expungement for Tippecanoe County (and surrounding counties) and help clear a portion of your record. Learn more.
Remove verdicts against you from the past with an expungement.
Expungement is the elimination or sealing of criminal records. These criminal records may be an arrest, a formal charge filed in court, or a conviction. You do not have to work with an attorney to process an expungement.
However, if you are serious about having something removed from your record, you might only get one chance. This is why working with an attorney who is experienced in criminal record expungement may be your best option.
We will help guide you through the expungement process.
It is important to remember that in certain cases, filing for an expungement proceeding can be a “once in a lifetime chance.” Mistakes should not have to follow you around forever.
When the time is right, working with a criminal record expungement attorney in Lafayette, Indiana can help you figure out the best route to expunge items from your record.
Eliminate criminal records headaches in Tippecanoe County Court Records
- Identifying both your immediate and possible long-term needs
- Determining when you can get your records cleared
- Creating and obtaining the proper documentation for early petition
- Filling the correct paperwork
- Crafting an expungement petition
- And more
There is often a waiting period before an expungement is possible, but sometimes you can get your record cleared earlier. Depending on your situation, we can work with you to create an early petition strategy. This could help you get permission to file for an early expungement of your record.
Not sure if you qualify to have your records expunged? For decades, we have worked with people to help them understand their legal options. Simply schedule a consultation and we can help you determine if you meet the eligibility requirements for expunging a record.
Are you ready to remove the burden of carrying around a criminal record? When you meet the eligibility requirements, our criminal law attorneys can help you get started and prepare your petition for expungement.
Commonly Asked Questions
Who is eligible for expungement
If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, you may be eligible for expungement within one year of the date of your arrest. If you have been convicted of a misdemeanor (and certain D felonies or level 6 felonies that have been reduced to misdemeanors), you may be eligible for expungement within five years of the date of your conviction.
If you have been convicted of a felony, you may be eligible within eight or ten years of your conviction, depending on the severity of the conviction.
How do I file for an expungement?
In order to have an expungement, you must first file a petition for expungement in the county of your arrest or conviction. If you are trying to expunge arrests or crimes in several counties, you must file a petition for expungement for each of these counties. Next, you must pay any applicable filing fee with the court clerk.