With expungement available for crimes from petty misdemeanors to high-level felonies, it’s more important than ever to get your convictions or arrests expunged if you can. Here are the Top 5 Reasons to Expunge Your Criminal Record from the professional expungement attorneys of Black Clay LLC.

1. Employment

Many employers have firm policies against hiring an individual with a criminal conviction. A felony arrest or conviction can be distinctly devastating, not just for job applicants, but also those seeking a promotion or facing a termination decision by their employer. Once the conviction is expunged, with the help of an experienced attorney, it is unlawful for an employer to refuse to employ or otherwise discriminate against you.

2. Right to Vote

Once your expungement is granted, your person’s civil rights, including the right to vote and hold public office are restored.

3. Gun Rights

With the exception of some disqualifying convictions, once a felony conviction is expunged from your record, for Indiana residents, you are no longer prohibited from seeking a firearm license.

4. Professional Licensing

Professionals subject to state licensing, including nurses, accountants, and real estate brokers can be subject to a criminal background check prior to receipt of licensure. A felony conviction can often result in a license being withheld from an otherwise very qualified candidate. Once the felony conviction is expunged, it is unlawful to refuse to grant or renew a license necessary to engage in most regulated professions.

5. Reputation

Perhaps most important of all, for some, is the benefit of removing a past criminal conviction from official state and county records, which are easily accessible to the public at-large. The peace of mind in knowing that a court has cleared your record is well worth the cost of getting your criminal records expunged. The expungement process can be complex and difficult to navigate, and in some cases a person only gets one bite at the apple. The experienced expungement attorneys at Black Clay LLC are well versed on Indiana’s new expungement law and have been successful at clearing client’s criminal records throughout the State of Indiana, from violent felonies and drug convictions, to more common DUI/OVWI convictions. Contact us at (317) 580-9007 to speak with an experienced expungement attorney in Indianapolis today.