A criminal record, police record or criminal background is a record of a person’s interaction with the criminal justice system. Included in a police record and the existence of a criminal record varies between countries and even between jurisdictions within a country. There are some instances where a criminal background can be essentially wiped clean. When a criminal background history is sealed or erased, that means that the criminal record has been expunged. In instances when a criminal background check is necessary, an expungement is especially beneficial. An expungement specialist has experience in assisting with a police record being sealed or erased.

What Does a Criminal Background History Include?

Generally, a criminal background record lists all criminal offenses that have not been expunged through the criminal expungement process. A criminal record often includes offenses such as:

  • Marijuana Possession
  • Driving Under the Influence/DUI
  • Theft
  • Battery
  • Rape

In some instances, an individual’s criminal record is limited to actual convictions, not arrests. Though as an Indiana expungement attorney, we have experience with expunging arrests in Indiana.

When a Criminal Background Check is Necessary

Often, based on the type of position, an individual’s criminal history may be used by potential employers, lenders, and landlords to assess a person’s trustworthiness. Additionally, in some instances a criminal background check is necessary for international travel. It is important if you have a criminal background, that you take advantage of the most recent Indiana expungement laws in order to seal or erase your criminal record history. It may be time for you to speak with a Marion County criminal expungement lawyer to help remove and restore the rights and freedoms you may have from a prior police record. Call our office at 317-500-4857 to speak with an attorney right away!