As I discussed in this January 2014 post, Indiana used to have one of the most restrictive expungement statutes in the country, creating an unfair and unnecessary roadblock to individuals who had long since paid their debt to society after youthful mistakes and were simply trying to move forward with their lives like everybody else.
Thankfully, Indiana legislators changed the expungement statute in 2013 as described in the aforementioned post, expanding its availability and giving more people an opportunity at a second chance, earning the new Criminal Code provision its moniker, “The Second Chance Law.”
The Indiana legislature further amended the state’s expungement law with additional revisions that went into effect on March 26, 2014. Some of the more significant changes that became effective on that date include:
There are a number of additional changes that were made both substantively and procedurally to the expungement process, and the requirements for a sufficient and successful expungement petition can be detailed and complex. If you have questions about expungement or are seeking to file a petition for expungement, please do not hesitate to contact me at 317-983-5333 for a free initial consultation.
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