I Did My Time: The Transformation of Indiana's Expungement Law

44 Pages Posted: 16 Aug 2014 Last revised: 24 Oct 2015

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Joseph Dugan

Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Date Written: August 14, 2014

Abstract

Until recently, Indiana’s expungement scheme was unforgiving. Hoosiers convicted of even minor offenses had few opportunities to wipe the proverbial slate clean. Yet in 2011, the General Assembly commenced a legislative project that culminated in a comprehensive expungement statute, enacted in July 2013 and amended in March 2014. The new statute enables qualifying ex-offenders to expunge most misdemeanors and some felonies. This Note evaluates the transformation of Indiana’s expungement law.

Keywords: Indiana, expungement, expunge, legislation, criminal records, crime, Midwest, law, legal

JEL Classification: K00, K14, K31, K41, K42, J70, J71, J78, D63, J15, I30

Suggested Citation

Dugan, Joseph, I Did My Time: The Transformation of Indiana's Expungement Law (August 14, 2014). Indiana Law Journal, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2480555

Joseph Dugan (Contact Author)

Indiana University Maurer School of Law ( email )

211 S. Indiana Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405
United States

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