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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 Porter County, Valparaiso, Portage, Beverly Shores, Burns Harbor, Chesterton, Dune Acres, Hebron, Kouts, Ogden Dunes, Porter or Town of Pines, 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.

Porter County Indiana Superior and Circuit Courts

Porter County, Indiana has 1 Circuit Court and 6 Superior Courts.

Porter County Circuit Court and Superior Court 1, 2, 4 and 5 are located in Valparaiso at 16 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383.

Porter County Superior Court 3 and 6 are located in Portage at 3560 Willowcreek Road, Portage, IN 46368.

The contact information is:

Porter County Circuit Court              Phone: (219) 465-3425 Fax: (219) 465-3647

Porter County Superior Court 1        Phone: (219) 465-3410 Fax: (219) 465-3648

Porter County Superior Court 2        Phone: (219) 465-3411 Fax: (219) 465-3642

Porter County Superior Court 3        Phone:  (219) 759-8232 Fax: (219) 759-6852

Porter County Superior Court 4        Phone: (219) 465-3412 Fax: (219) 465-3671

Porter County Superior Court 5        Phone: (219) 465-3425 Fax: (219) 465-3647

Porter County Superior Court 6        Phone: (219) 759-8202 Fax: (219) 759-6039

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