Expungements

A person’s criminal history can be a burden long after his arrest, conviction or sentence. It makes it more difficult to get a job, rent a house or apply for a loan. Fletcher Van Gilder helps clients lessen the impact of their criminal records through a process known as “expungement.”

In Indiana, expungement means the record of a person’s criminal case is sealed or restricted from access. After the expungement process is complete, the court in the underlying case and the Indiana State Police will seal off the records, and the matter ordinarily need not be disclosed in employment or other types of applications.

Fletcher Van Gilder handles both simple and complex expungement cases. In fact, we recently completed an expungement effort for a client that involved six petitions filed in four counties and concerning nine convictions.

The expungement laws can be complicated, and generally a person may petition for expungement just once during his or her lifetime. It is therefore vitally important that the petition be done correctly.

We can help. Our fees vary depending on the nature and extent of a client’s underlying criminal record, but you will always know the cost before we begin work.

Please contact Dan McNamara at Fletcher Van Gilder 260-425-9777 or fill out our online contact form.

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