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State courts post expungement forms online

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The Indiana Division of State Court Administration has posted more than a dozen sample forms to petition for reduction or elimination of criminal records provided under Indiana’s new expungement statute.

The law took effect July 1, but its complexity concerned many prosecutors and defense attorneys.

The variety of forms apply to multiple scenarios for people with criminal records who seek remedies under the civil processes available through House Enrolled Act 1482.

The law includes these general provisions for people with no subsequent convictions or criminal charges:

  •  People arrested but not convicted, or convicted but vacated on appeal, may petition the court to seal records no earlier than one year after the date of arrest.
  • People convicted of a misdemeanor, or a Class D felony reduced to misdemeanor, may petition the court to expunge conviction records no earlier than five years after the conviction.
  • People convicted of most non-violent felonies may petition the court to expunge conviction records no earlier than eight years after the conviction.
  •  People convicted of most other felonies may petition the court to expunge conviction records no earlier than 10 years after the conviction with the consent of the prosecuting attorney. The remedy is not available to sex offenders, violent offenders or those convicted of official misconduct or human and sexual trafficking.


 
 

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  • Expungement
    What form or who do I talk to about a d felony which I hear is classified as a 6 now? Who do I talk to. About to get my degree and I need this to go away it's been over 7 years if that helps.
  • Direct link?
    I was looking for a direct link to the online forms for non violent felony expungment and couldn't locate it. Could you send a link to my email I provided? Thank for any help. =)
  • Expungement forms
    How do I get expungement forms
  • expungment form(s)
    Can I get this form on line,if not where can I obtain one. I am eligible.
  • expungement forms
    I came here looking for the Indiana expungement forms for filing my own expungements in each county. I am finding no such forms. Please advise. Thanks
  • expungement paperwork
    Trying to get something expunge off my record
  • Casemanager
    For a client to assist with expungment of record in order to seek employment.
  • Expungement
    Where can I find the online forms to file for a motion of expungement? All I see are samples, no forms
  • Unacceptable
    The expungement laws are ridiculous. If you have never committed a crime and have one 18 day misdemeanor - that carries the same weight as having a 15 year felony on your record when it comes to a second offense - that second offense being a false arrest. If you have committed no crimes in a 7 year period - all misdemeanors of 20 days or less need to be automatically expunged. This goes for all false arrests of any kind.
  • multiple arrests and convictions
    2 a misdemeanors 1 d felony to A Misdemeanor and one arrest without conviction over 5 years ago this can be sealed or expunged used the sample forms with my data and the cost of a civil case?

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