What is the Indiana Second Chance Law?

The Indiana Second Chance Law allows an individual to petition the court for an expungement of criminal records or to seal certain arrests or convictions. If the petition is granted, depending on the circumstances dictated by the court,  a person’s criminal history is either:

  • Expunged
  • Sealed
  • Marked as expunged

The Indiana Expungement Statute (IC 35-38-9 et. seq.), that became law on July 1, 2013, was designed to address the barrier of discrimination based on past convictions and arrests. According to the statistics of success, the expungement statute appears to be successful.

Author: Darrin