A Fort Wayne expungement attorney from Leonard, Hammond, Thoma & Terrill, P.C. can help you expunge a 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 criminal record, it is essentially hidden, usually for employment purposes. However, it’s important to understand that a conviction that is expunged 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. An expert Fort Wayne expungement attorney 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 A Fort Wayne Expungement Attorney Today.
If you have questions about whether your criminal conviction or record can be expunged, contact our firm. We can review your situation and, if you qualify, help get your criminal record sealed. Schedule an initial consultation using our online contact form or by calling (260) 420-6000.