Expunging Criminal Convictions From Your Record
An experienced attorney from Leonard, Hammond, Thoma & Terrill, P.C., can help you expunge a criminal conviction from your record. We have been serving the legal needs of our community since 1952, and we’re committed to aggressively protecting your rights in expungement or post-conviction relief, whichever is most appropriate for you. We are well-known and respected in the area and work with individuals in Fort Wayne and throughout northeast Indiana who are interested in having their records sealed.
What Happens When A Conviction Is Expunged?
Expungements allow individuals to seal their criminal records, concealing the fact that they have a criminal history. Most people who want to have their records expunged hope to keep background checks from turning up any record of past crimes. For most people, the biggest benefit of having records expunged is being able to state truthfully and legally that they were never arrested or convicted of a criminal offense.
When a conviction is expunged from your record, it is essentially hidden, usually for employment purposes. However, it’s important to understand that an expunged conviction is not erased from the annals of history. For example, if you have two drunk driving convictions expunged, but are convicted again, you could still face harsher penalties for being a habitual offender. Our capable attorneys can help you navigate the process and all its requirements, fully recognizing that successful expungement can have a lifelong impact. What’s more, we know that doing it right the first time matters, and we’re committed to moving as quickly and thoroughly as possible.
Contact Our Team For Dedicated Support
If you have questions about whether your criminal conviction or record can be expunged, contact our team for dedicated support. We can review your situation and, if you qualify, help get your criminal record sealed. Schedule a free initial consultation using our online contact form or by calling 260-420-6000.