Indiana’s expungement laws offer a great opportunity for Hoosiers who are tired of past mistakes interfering with their present. To expunge a misdemeanor in the State of Indiana, you have to wait five years from the date of conviction. For a felony conviction that’s eligible for expungement, the waiting period is eight years.

Other than statutory eligibility and the waiting period, the most important thing to keep in mind is that all court-related fees—including probation and restitution—must be paid before an expungement can move forward.

However, there are still a few more eligibility requirements that must be met to become eligible such as payment of all fees associated with the case.

This will include fines, court costs, probation fees or any restitution you may owe. Therefore, if there is any balance still on your case that you owe, there is nothing we can do until that fee is paid. 

Keep in mind that not all convictions can be expunged! If you have questions about eligibility or what fees you might still owe, give us a call at 317-632-3642 and remember—always plead the 5th!