Can Felonies be Expunged?

November 10, 2017

By Keffer Hirschauer LLP

Certain felony convictions can be expunged under Indiana law. Generally, Indiana law categorizes expungeable offenses into five categories. These categories are the following: arrests that do not result in a conviction, cases that result in a misdemeanor conviction, cases that result in a low-level felony conviction, and then cases that result in a high-level felony conviction that does not require prosecutor consent to expunge. Lastly, cases that result in high-level felony convictions that do require the prosecutor’s office consent to expunge.

It is important that individuals who are looking to expunge felony convictions talk to an attorney who is experienced in expungement law to make sure that they are understanding which category of expungements they fit under and that they are petitioning for them correctly. Individuals who do not understand the law or attempt to do this on their own could find themselves asking for an expungement in the wrong way, or asking to expunge something that they cannot get expunged. The attorneys at Keffer Hirschauer are very familiar with this process. Those individuals can put their criminal history behind them and get certain rights restored.