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Nineteen years ago, in the state of Indiana, I was adjudicated

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Nineteen years ago, in the state of Indiana, I was adjudicated delinquent of a sex crime that would have been a class D felony if committed by an adult. I was given counseling and went on with my life. I've never had to register as a sex offender or such.

Lately, I'm considering jobs that would require a background check, and I'm fearful that my juvenile adjudication will show up. I've run several background checks on myself over the internet, and none of them have shown the adjudication.

What I'm wondering is essentially if:
a) the record is likely/unlikely to appear in future background searches that may be done by employers or background check agencies;
b) if I would be eligible/likely to receive expungement if I requested it; and
c) would I need a lawyer to get it expunged?
Good afternoon,

I'm Doug, and I'm very sorry to hear of your situation. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.

Juvenile records are not a part of the criminal background checks that are available to the general public, and so long as you are not applying for military service or a professional license with a state---but just a regular job---all the background check is going to show is your adult history.

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Indiana law does allow you to seek an expungement. Here is the law on the subject, and yes, it will be necessary for you to have an attorney help you---unless you are familiar with the legal system and have experience in filing and arguing petitions:

http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic/code/title31/ar39/ch8.html



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I wish you the best in 2013,

Doug


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