If you are in need of a criminal defense attorney, expungement attorney, or forfeiture attorney, please call me for a free consultation at 317-695-7700. I have personally defended thousands of cases, teach criminal law at the IU School of Law, am a top rated attorney, and have practiced criminal defense my entire career. Additional information about my office is available on the home page and the in the news page.

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 Lake County, Crown Point, East Chicago, Gary, Hammond, Hobart, Lake Station, Whiting, Cedar Lake, Dyer, Griffith, Highland, Lowell, Merrillville, Munster, New Chicago, Schererville, Schneider, St. John or Winfield, 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.

Lake County Indiana Superior Criminal Courts

Lake County, Indiana has 4 Superior Criminal Courts.  The Lake County Criminal Courts are located in the Crown Point town square at 2293 North Main Street, Crown Point, Indiana 46307.  The Courthouse is open from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday to Friday, but is closed on all government holidays.  The contact information is:

Lake County Criminal Superior Court 1     Phone: (219) 755-3500 Fax: (219) 755-3509

Lake County Criminal Superior Court 2     Phone: (219) 755-3515 Fax: (219) 755-3068

Lake County Criminal Superior Court 3     Phone: (219) 755-3501 Fax: (219) 755-3688

Lake County Criminal Superior Court 4     Phone: (219) 755-3500 Fax: (219) 755-3523

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