Ohio Expungement Law
Ohio’s Leader in Record Expungement and Record Sealing
Our Ohio law firm has been in business and located in central Ohio since 1988. We are not an out of state law firm. We know Ohio laws related to Sealing of Criminal Record and Expungement. As trial attorneys and former prosecutors, we have the knowledge and experience to have your criminal record sealed. We handle expungement and record sealing cases in all 88 counties of Ohio.
The dangers of a DIY (Do it Yourself) Expungement
Abraham Lincoln said, “He who represents himself has a fool for a client”. When it comes to expungement, trying to go through the process yourself can have disastrous consequences. Check out our Top 10 Reasons to Use a Lawyer for Expungement Series.
Recent Ohio Supreme Court ruling, affecting Ohio Expungement requirements
The Ohio Supreme Court reviewed a case where the State challenged whether the defendant was required to complete restitution requirements to be eligible. Learn more about the ruling and how it affects expungement eligibility requirements in Ohio.
Expungement Laws Changing again on September 19, 2014
The Ohio Legislature passed an amendment that expands the qualifications for obtaining an expungement, also known as sealing of a criminal record. Governor Kasich signed the bill, and OH SB143 went into effect on September 19th, 2014. If you’ve been turned down for an expungement in the past, this new legislation may clear legal hurdles that prevented your previous application.
What is an Expungement?
In Ohio, the defintion of expungement is a legal process in court which allows you to have all public records of a prior criminal conviction cleared and your court file sealed. An expungement causes the criminal record to considered as if it never occurred.
Criminal Record Expungement is our Emphasis
We know Ohio expungement law. We have helped hundreds of people obtain a sealing and expungement of their specific criminal records. This is not just a sideline to our law practice. Rather, we are an Ohio Law Firm with a special emphasis in expungement and sealing of records. Our fees are fair and competitive. As former prosecutors and serving as criminal defense attorneys, we have the knowledge to make your expungement successful.
Talk to our Ohio expungement lawyers about your case up front
We will not ask for your credit card information online before we know whether we can help you.
We handle Expungement cases in all of Ohio’s 88 counties
In many cases, we are able to appear on behalf of our clients, and our clients do not have to personally appear for a hearing. The procedure takes from 30 days to 3 months (sometimes longer) depending on the court and the complexity of the case. When an expungement is granted, and you are asked questions about criminal convictions, you can honestly answer “no” in many circumstances.
Don’t let Criminal Convictions be a permanent scar of your past
Criminal records are not automatically expunged with the passage of time. The only way to remove them is through the legal action of expungement and sealing of the record.
Dismissed Charges Can Be Expunged and Sealed
Even if your criminal charges were dismissed or you were found not guilty of the charge, the record of your arrest and the charges filed against you are still available for inspection for the public. An expungement of dismissed cases can remove the cloud of suspicion resulting from these records.
Not all Criminal cases can be Expunged
There are some limits of to relief that Expungement can provide. We maintain an extensive database containing information about what can and cannot be expunged by statute. If you are interested in expunging your criminal record, we encourage you complete our CONFIDENTIAL FREE NO OBLIGATION CONSULTATION. Just click on our Fee Consult tab or Click the Red Box with the question, “Am I Eligible.” We will review your case and contact you within 24 hours to advise you and explain the process involved in completing the expungement.
+ Disclaimer – We only accept cases where the criminal record occurred in Ohio State Courts.