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Can My Criminal Records Be Deleted?

Call a Fort Wayne, Indiana expungment attorney today to clear your name

Having a criminal record can haunt your life forever. Why should a minor misdemeanor or a mistake you made years ago cloud your life now? Once a charge is on your record, some jobs, education opportunities and professional licenses are blocked to you. Had enough? A qualified and experienced Indiana expungment attorney like Ryan E. Lackey works to remove the roadblocks caused by a criminal record.

For relief from the burden of a criminal record, contact The Law Offices of Ryan E. Lackey.  The firm’s dedicated attorneys are knowledgeable about Indiana’s expungment laws including recent changes. Call (260) 222-7364 today for a free initial consultation.


Expungement eliminates records or information in files, computers and other places that document criminal charges. In Indiana, the cases that are eligible for expungement include:

  • When you were arrested but no charges were placed
  • Criminal charges that were dropped because of mistaken identity, no offense was committed or there was no probable cause for thinking you committed the crime

A petition for expungement is filed with the court.  To expunge a juvenile record, you must be at least 18 years old and at least three years must have passed since the last Order of the Court. When an expungement is granted, all fingerprints, photographs and arrest records are turned over to you or are destroyed within 30 days.

If you do not qualify for expungement, in some circumstances you can petition to have access to criminal record restricted. An Indiana expungement lawyer can advise you about the legal options available for clearing your record.

Call The Law Offices of Ryan E. Lackey for successful expungement

The Law Office of Ryan E. Lackey is known for defending clients’ rights to secure their freedom.  The firm’s valuable counsel has been the best defense for people in Fort Wayne, and Allen and neighboring counties in Indiana. To put them to work clearing your record and your  name, call (260) 440-2178 today for a free initial consultation.

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  • Fort Wayne Office
    1519 Spy Run Ave.
    Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805
    Phone: 260-437-0197
    Fax: 260-745-4703