Senate Bill 47 Clarifies Expungement Law

Posted 6 months ago — Ooley Law Blog

Indiana recently passed a new law eliminating confusion in the courts and establishing that the waiting period to obtain an expungement begins on the date a felony conviction is entered and does not start anew if that conviction is later reduced to a misdemeanor.

Some courts were imposing a new waiting period for convictions that were later modified. Senate Enrolled Act 47 clarifies that the waiting period does not start over on the modification date.

You can find Senate Bill 47 at the following link or at the embedded PDF below: http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2020/bills/senate/47#digest-heading

 

SB0047.04.ENRH