Helping Keep Old Criminal Charges In The Past
Having a criminal record can drastically limit your options for jobs and housing. It can also affect your reputation among your friends, family and community. You may feel that your past mistakes are holding you back from a promising future.
Expungement — a process by which your past arrests and convictions are erased in the eyes of the law — can grant you a fresh start and new opportunities. If you are a southeastern Indiana resident who has a criminal record, attorney David L. Zerbe can assist you in expunging your past offenses.
Understanding Expungement In Indiana
Expungement of a criminal conviction in Indiana is a relatively recent remedy for people with past criminal convictions. Whether or not you are eligible for an expungement is often a difficult question to answer. Our firm has been handling expungements since the remedy became available.
Attorney David L. Zerbe can also help you expunge your record if you live in Ohio or Kentucky.
What Determines If I Can Expunge My Record?
There are many complex factors that influence whether you are eligible to expunge your past criminal offenses. These factors include:
- The severity and nature of the offense
- Whether it was a misdemeanor or a felony
- The duration of time after your arrest or conviction
- Other charges or convictions that you incurred
- Your age during the offense
While there are other factors that may impact your ability to expunge a past criminal charge, these are some of the most common areas a court will look at before making that determination.
Find Out If You Qualify For Expungement
With the significant impact a criminal record can have on your life, expungement can provide relief to those who are eligible. We can discuss your options, given the complex expungement laws, and how to effectively proceed. Learn more about how we can assist with your case by contacting our Lawrenceburg office. Call us at 812-270-9999 or send us an email.