Call Today for Free Consultation 260.833.7249
Unwavering Commitment to Protecting Your Rights Fort Wayne Criminal Defense Firm

The Economy, Jobs and Expungement

We all know the economy is floundering. Jobs are hard to come by. Employers have a large number of applicants for the few jobs that are available. Employers are in the driver's seat, they can pick the cream-of-the-crop in applicants. So, job seekers with an arrest or conviction in their past are at a huge disadvantage when looking for employment.

However, a recently enacted law in Indiana may help restrict access to conviction records. Beginning July 1, 2011, Indiana Code 35-38-8-1 et. seq. allows a person who has a conviction for a Class D Felony or a Misdemeanor, to request the Court to prohibit the release of information related to the conviction. This law also applies to Juvenile Delinquency Adjudications.

Certain limitations to this new law do apply. First, it is limited to Class D Felony and Misdemeanor convictions and Juvenile Delinquency Adjudications only. Secondly, the law requires that eight (8) years have passed since the sentence was completed. Lastly, the person applying for relief may not have been convicted of a subsequent felony offense.

For more information on Expungement or other criminal defense issues, please contact Gregory A. Miller, a Fort Wayne Criminal Defense Attorney.