I Did My Time: The Transformation of Indiana's Expungement Law
44 Pages Posted: 16 Aug 2014 Last revised: 24 Oct 2015
Date Written: August 14, 2014
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
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