Tireless, Aggressive Advocacy For Record Expungement
Arrests, criminal charges, and convictions can follow you around for life. That means that, if you’re looking for housing or applying for a job in the future, your criminal record can continue to haunt you for years after an incident, even if you were never convicted. But it doesn’t have to.
You may be able to put your criminal record behind you for good if you qualify for expungement in Indiana. At Zaki Ali, Trial Lawyers, we’re experienced at helping people erase and seal their criminal records so they can get the fresh start they need and deserve. To find out if you qualify for record sealing or expungement in Indiana, simply contact our firm today.
Why Turn Zaki Ali, Trial Lawyers For Expungement In Indiana?
When you want to expunge your criminal record, working with Indiana expungement lawyer Zaki Ali can be your best move. With more than two decades of criminal law experience, attorney Zaki Ali has the insight and skills to efficiently guide clients through the expungement process. Here’s what you can expect when you work with attorney Zaki Ali to expunge or seal your criminal record:
- 20-plus years’ legal experience
- Personalized strategies to fit your unique case
- Client-focused, results-oriented representation
- Responsive service
Eligibility For Expungement In Indiana: Can I Expunge My Criminal Record?
Depending on the details of your criminal record, you may be able to expunge — or erase — your record entirely. According to Indiana expungement law (Indiana Code § 35-38-5-1), this may be an option if:
- You are not currently facing any pending criminal charges.
- Any other arrest record you have is related to a minor traffic violation.
- Any criminal charges filed against you in the past were dropped due to the absence of a crime, mistaken identity, or insufficient evidence.
Those who don’t qualify for expungement in Indiana may still be able to seal their criminal records. This process can restrict public access to criminal records so they don’t appear in background checks for housing, employment, educational opportunities, and more. While government agencies and others may still be able to see sealed records, under certain circumstances, you can honestly say that you have never been convicted of a crime if your record is sealed. According to Indiana Code § 35-38-8, you may qualify to seal your criminal record if:
- You were never formally charged with a crime.
- You were acquitted of the criminal charges.
If you were convicted of a crime in the past, you may still be eligible to seal your criminal records if:
- Your conviction was vacated.
- You were convicted of a misdemeanor offense or a nonviolent Level 6 felony.
- The conviction was not for a sex crime.
- It has been at least 8 years since you completed your sentence.
- You have not faced any new felony convictions.
Please be aware that these are not the only circumstances when people in Indiana can expunge or seal their criminal records. If you are eligible for an expungement or record sealing in Indiana, pursuing this option can help you clear your name, rebuild or protect your reputation, and potentially open up more opportunities in the future.
Let Indiana Expungement Attorney Zaki Ali Help You Get A Fresh Start
When it’s time to seal or expunge a criminal record in Indiana, it’s time to contact Zaki Ali, Trial Lawyers. We can help you navigate the complexities of Indiana expungement laws so that you can move forward in life. Find out if you qualify for record sealing or expungement in Indiana by contacting Zaki Ali for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
Call 765-252-1539 or email attorney Zaki Ali now for a FREE phone, virtual or in-person consultation and important answers about your legal options. We also invite you to check out our case results and testimonials from former clients to see why we’re a leading criminal defense law firm in Indiana — and why you can rely on attorney Zaki Ali for exceptional representation and optimal resolutions.