Information about Felony and Misdemeanor Expungement
We’ve been working with folks who have been convicted in Ohio courts for years to help get their lives back on track. The following list of questions are common questions we get from clients, which we turned into a list of Ohio expungement resources for your information.
What is Record Expungement?
Learn the definition of expungement, and the find how Ohio treats the expungement of criminal records.
Record Expungement vs. Criminal Record Sealing?
Learn the difference between expungement and the sealing of a criminal record in Ohio.
Qualification for Expungement
You may be asking, “Do I qualify to have my criminal record sealed and Expunged?”. There are many legal conditions and you should consider using an experienced Ohio Expungement Lawyer to guide you through the expungement qualification process.
Application for Expungement
Learn about the expungement application process and various court requirements. Learn more about the application for expungement.
How to Apply for Record Expungement
The application process for record expungement can be a complicated one. Learn more about the record expungement process.
The Waiting Period
There is a waiting period for expungement established in Ohio legal statute, which varies by conviction type. Over half of the applicants that we talk to haven’t met the minimum waiting period and are considered “Future Eligible”.
Reapplying for Expungement
Many applicants we talk to have previously applied for expungement and have been denied. Recent changes to the law have eased requirements, so there has never been a better time to reapply for an expungement in Ohio.
The Expungement Hearing
The expungement hearing is one of the main steps in the expungement process. Learn what to expect during the expungement hearing.
There are certain offenses that are eligible for expungement and some that are a little more complicated. Learn which convictions are felony expungement eligible.
Mayors Court Expungement
The process of mayor’s court expungement offers some challenges. Our firm will guide you through the process of mayor’s court expungement forms.
Misdemeanor Expungement in Ohio
A misdemeanor conviction can be a mistake from the past, and can prevent you from obtaining a job. A misdemeanor expungement can help clear your record and apply with confidence.
Expungement of Dismissed Charges
A non-conviction of an offense can be just as difficult to clear as a conviction. Learn about the process of filing a petition for expungement of a dismissed charge.
DUI Expungement in Ohio
Have you been convicted of DUI in Ohio? Learn about the delicate nature of these charges and how they relate to DUI Expungement.
Benefits of Expungement
Are you living with a past conviction that limits your employment opportunities? Learn the benefits of expungement and the doors it can open for job opportunities.
Are you looking for information to expunge your record? Ohio Expungement Law is your comprehensive resource for Ohio expungement information.
Who is an Eligible Offender for Expungement and Sealing of Record?
Learn the definition of “Eligible Offender” and the implications for Eligible offender expungement in Ohio.
Minor Misdemeanor Expungement Information
Have you been convicted of a minor misdemeanor? These minor convictions can have major implications to your job opportunities. Minor misdemeanor expungement can provide relief for these convictions.
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.
What Happens after Expungement?
You go through the process to have a record sealed and you want to be sure that it is truly sealed. Learn the few exceptions of who can view a expunged record after its granted by a court.
Convictions NOT Eligible for Expungement
In Ohio, there are certain convictions that are not eligible for expungement. We’d encourage you to review the list and reach out to our team if you feel your situation falls in a gray area. If you’ve been told by another attorney that you are not eligible for expungement, you may have options to consider.
Expungement of Certain Firearm Convictions
The Ohio state legislature passed a bill in 2011 that expanded expungement eligibility for certain firearm convictions. Learn more about the legal changes and find out if you qualify under the new provisions.