Top 10 Reasons to Use a Lawyer for Expungement
Reason 5: We Go to Court With You
In Ohio, the expungement process requires a hearing for every application for expungement, also known as record sealing. After the paperwork is filed, the court will schedule a hearing before a trial judge, who will hear the arguments for expungement. The judge will determine if the application for expungement is allowable based on the current statutes in the state of Ohio. During the hearing, the judge will also determine if the terms of the original sentence as well as any restitution requirements have been satisfied. In some cases, the expungement hearing is settled out of court, but in most cases, our clients will appear in court before the judge.
Our legal team is with you every step of the way. In court, we will make the legal arguments for you, present the evidence required by the court, and in the event you are called to testify, we will prepare you in advance with the questions the judge may ask. Being in court can be a scary scenario, but with our experience arguing these cases for the last 25 years, you can go to court confidently knowing that you have our support.
To get started on your expungement journey, start with our Free Consultation to determine if you are eligible for an expungement in Ohio.