Expungement Lawyer in Carmel, IN
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You’ve paid the price for your criminal charges. Now it’s time to put them behind you and gain a fresh start. Expunging your criminal record is essentially an opportunity to get a second chance at living a normal life free of worry and fear.
I’m here to help you regain the peace of mind you deserve.
My clients don’t just view me as just their lawyer, but as their friend as well. As such, I will put in the time and effort to get to know you on a personal level and make myself available 24/7 to help answer any questions or concerns you may have. Many people don’t understand the expungement process, and that’s okay. That’s why I will guide you every step of the way to ensure you know exactly what is happening in your case. As your Carmel expungement attorney, I will treat your case as if it were my own future on the line.
What Is Expungement?
Getting your criminal record expunged means it is getting removed entirely as if nothing ever happened. Sound pretty nice, right?
Overall, it is. But there are limits. First, not all crimes can get expunged. Also, your criminal record could still be available as a public record, as an expungement doesn’t completely erase your record from the press, Google or social media.
But on a lighter note, when you’re looking for jobs, you can legally say that you did not commit a crime if an employer asks. Further, an expungement broadens your opportunities for school, housing, financial aid and stability.
Eligibility for Expungement in Indiana
Certain crimes can get expunged from your record:
- You were arrested or charged for a crime that did not lead to a conviction or your conviction was overturned by an appellate court
- You were convicted of a misdemeanor or a Class D/Level 6 felony that was reduced to a misdemeanor
- You were convicted of a Class D/ Level 6 felony that did not result in bodily injury
You were convicted of a felony that resulted in bodily injury or serious
- Unlike the previous matters, if your expungement application is granted, your record will remain available to the public and on your criminal history report, but it will be marked as “expunged”
To be eligible, the following must apply (in most cases):
- No charges are currently pending
- Your arrest or charge did not result in a conviction or your conviction was overturned by an appellate court
- You’re not currently in a pretrial diversion program
- You met your waiting period requirement
- The prosecutor consents to your expungement in writing
Ready to Get Started? Blankenship Law, LLC Is Here for You!
The expungement process is far from straightforward. Given the countless rules and loopholes in the criminal court system, you’re bound to face obstacles without a seasoned Carmel attorney like myself on your side. From the moment you retain my legal representation, I will help you navigate the process and explain exactly what each step entails.
I am very transparent with my clients. They deserve to know what I’m doing to help them expunge their records and have a clean slate, rather than being left in the dark. Count on me to champion your best interests and treat you as not only a client, but a friend.