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 St. Joseph County, Mishawaka, South Bend, Indian Village, Lakeville, New Carlisle, North Liberty, Osceola or Roseland, 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.

St. Joseph County Indiana Superior and Circuit Court

St. Joseph County Indiana has 2 Superior Courts and 1 Circuit Court.

The Circuit Court and South Bend Superior Court is located at 101 South Main Street, South Bend, Indiana 46601.  The contact information is:

St. Joseph County County Circuit Court   Phone: (574) 235-9551   Fax: (574) 245-6618

St. Joseph County Superior Court (South Bend)   Phone: (574) 235-9551   Fax: (574) 245-6618

The Mishawaka Superior Court is located at 219 Lincolnway West, Mishawaka, Indiana 46544. The contact information is:

St. Joseph County Superior Court (Mishawaka)   Phone: (574) 256-6219   Fax: (574) 256-6306


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