Having a misdemeanor expunged from your record in Indiana is very difficult. In fact, it is impossible to have a record expunged if you were prosecuted unless you committed the crime as a juvenile or if the governor pardons you, which almost never happens. Getting a misdemeanor expunged if you were acquitted, however, is possible. If charges were dropped against you or if no charges were ever filed, you can petition to have your misdemeanor expunged from your record.
Hire a lawyer to file a petition for you. Though this can be expensive, it will save you time and allows you to work with someone who is familiar with Indiana's laws.
Write your own petition, alternatively, on a piece of 8½" by 11" paper. Include the date you were arrested and the charge. List the law enforcement agency that arrested you and, if possible, the name of the person who arrested you, the police case number and court case number.
Continue the petition by including your birth date and social security number. Write a statement at the bottom where you verify that everything on the petition is true. Sign the petition.
File the petition at the court where the charges were filed or in a court in the county where the arrest took place if no charges were filed. Send a copy of the petition to the agency that arrested you and one to the state central repository for records.
Wait for a decision on your petition. This will take well over a month, because the law enforcement agency has 30 days to file a notice of opposition to your petition.