Clearing Your Name Of Criminal Charges
Even after you have served your time and paid your dues after a criminal conviction, you may be experiencing unintentional consequences of your charges. Difficulty gaining employment and earning student loans are only a few of the additional challenges that can come from a conviction. Thankfully, there are ways to stop these problems.
The Indiana attorneys at Hayes Law Office help their clients clear their criminal histories from their records with expungements and sealings.
Expungements And Sealings
Sealing or expunging a record are two methods of dealing with charges on a record, and each of them has a different function. An expungement allows you a one-time opportunity to remove any previous arrests or convictions that are eligible for the option. Sealing a record means that it still exists legally, but it’s only accessible to criminal justice agencies.
Not everyone is eligible for a sealing or expungement, but that does not mean you should give up on your situation. Generally, eligibility for expungement involves a waiting period, as follows:
- One year to address arrest records if there was no conviction
- Five years if you were convicted of a misdemeanor
- Eight years if you were convicted of a nonviolent felony
The firm’s lawyers can review the unique factors of your case to determine what you are eligible for. If you are eligible, they will develop a strategy of pursuing the expungement or sealing that you need to get the life you deserve.
Put Your Past In The Past
Whether you were never convicted, or your charges are from a case from more than a year ago, you deserve to live in the present rather than the past. Let the attorneys at Hayes Law Office help you clear your name by calling the Indianapolis office at 317.759.9721 or emailing the firm here. Now is the best time to contact the firm’s attorneys to pursue your expungement, so do it today.