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Jul17
New Indiana Law Allows Some Felony Convictions to be Sealed
A new Indiana law provides that certain 8 year-old Class D felony convictions can be sealed from public view. In a competitive job market, a criminal background check that reveals a felony conviction for theft or receiving stolen property can eliminate opportunity. However, a new Indiana law became effective on July 1, 2011 that would allow theft, receiving stolen property, and other nonviolent Class D felony conviction records to be sealed and removed from public view.
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Jul07
Expungement of Criminal Records in Indiana: New Law Limits Access to Criminal History
Indiana's expungement statute is very limited and primarily only provides relief to persons who were arrested, but not charged with a crime. However, a new Indiana law took effect on July 1, 2011 which allows a person to petition a court to restrict access to a person’s criminal record. The new law falls short of expungement i.e. police will still be able to see the records). However, if a court orders a person’s records to be restricted under this law, the person may legally state on an application for employment that the person has not been arrested for or convicted of the felony or misdemeanor recorded in the restricted records.
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Lafayette
Gibson Law Office
133 N. 4th St.
Suite 73
Lafayette, IN 47901

Phone: (765) 742-8440

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Gibson Law Office
701 S. Clinton St.
Suite 300
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Phone: (260) 739-5425
Email: info@bbgibson.com
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