In 2012 the Indiana General Assembly passed a law that has become known as the Second Chance Law. The Second Chance Law gives individuals who have been convicted of a criminal offense a second chance by allowing them to expunge, or clean up, their criminal record.
While the intent of the expungement law is to provide a significant benefit to those seeking to expunge their criminal background, it also leaves many questions unanswered. There are also time restrictions on how and when a petition to expunge must be filed. Failure to strictly adhere to these restrictions can result in the loss of your ability to file an expungement petition. Our attorneys are intricately familiar with the expungement laws and will work closely with you to ensure the common pitfalls are avoided.
Expungement petitions are handled differently in each county throughout the State of Indiana. Some courts require a hearing before granting an expungement petition. Being prepared for this hearing can be essential to having your expungement granted. The expungement attorneys at Cate Terry & Gookins, LLC have experience filing expungements throughout the State of Indiana. To discuss whether you qualify for an expungement and how an expungement may help clean up your criminal record call one of our expungement attorneys Russell Cate or Stephenie Gookins. We are available for free thirty minute consultations to discuss your case 24/7.