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This page contains basic information about Indiana Expungement Law. If you are looking for a more through and detailed explanation of Indiana Expungement law, please click here. If you are looking for information relating to Indiana Criminal defense, click here. If you have questions about criminal defense law, expungement, or forfeiture in Bartholomew County, Columbus, Clifford, Edinburgh, Elizabethtown, Hartsville, Hope, or Jonesville, Indiana please do not hesitate to contact me.

Expungement Basics 

While the expungement law does contain certain exceptions, these general rules apply:

• Expungement of Dismissed cases – can be expunged in 1 year

• Expungement of Misdemeanor convictions – can be expunged in 5 years

• Expungement of AMS convictions – can be expunged in 5 years

• Expungement of Level 6 felony convictions – can be expunged in 8 years

• Expungement of D Felony convictions – can be expunged in 8 years

• Expungement of Major felony convictions – Some (but not all) major felony convictions can be expunged in 8 years

It is important to remember that normally, you only receive one expungement per lifetime (although this does not apply to cases that have been dismissed). Also, in some situations, the waiting period to have your record expunged can be shortened. More information about Indiana Expungement law is available here.  If you have questions about having your case expunged, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.

Bartholomew County Indiana Superior and Circuit Courts

The Bartholomew County Superior Courts and Circuit Court are located in the Columbus town square at 234 Washington Street, Columbus, Indiana 47201. The Courthouse is open 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday to Friday, but is closed on all government holidays. Bartholomew County has 1 Circuit Court and 2 Superior Courts.  The contact information is:

Bartholomew County Circuit Court            Phone: 812-379-1605          Fax: 812-379-1764

Bartholomew County Superior Court 1      Phone: 812-379-1623          Fax: 812-379-1628

Bartholomew County Superior Court 2      Phone: 812-379-1610          Fax: 812-379-1575

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