Have you considered an expungement for your criminal record, or perhaps you have been denied or told you did not qualify for an expungement in the past?GET STARTED TODAY
In Ohio, an expungement is the same as sealing a record
As of April 12, 2021, you may expunge:
– an unlimited number of felonies of the fourth and fifth degree, or
– two felonies of the third degree*, or
– one felony of the third degree and one felony of the fourth or fifth degree*, or
– unlimited misdemeanors as long as none of the offenses are prohibited offenses such as crimes of violence
or a violation of section 2921.43 of the Revised Code.
*can have no more than four misdemeanors in addition to these felonies.
(Note: these four or less misdemeanors can also be expunged).
When you may apply:
At the expiration of one year after the offender’s final discharge if convicted of unlimited felonies of the fourth or fifth degree or a misdemeanors, so long as none of the offenses is a violation of section 2921.43 of the Revised Code.
At the expiration of three years after the offender’s final discharge if convicted of a felony of the third degree, so long as none of the offenses is a violation of section 2921.43 of the Revised Code, and you have no more than two felony convictions and not more than four misdemeanor convictions,
Expungement is a legal process provided under Section 2953 of the Ohio Revised Code that allows one to have any and all references to a prior criminal conviction cleared and their court file sealed. The result of this process is as if you were never convicted of the crime.
Note: F3s are expungeable under most circumstances and as long as they are not a crime of violence. See more about non-eligible offenses here.
The court, of course, has the discretion to determine if a person qualifies for expungement of their criminal record. Additionally, the prosecutor will be notified of the request and has the ability to object to records being sealed during a scheduled hearing.
An expungement is a privilege and not a right.
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To see if you are eligible to have your record expunged, contact Mishak Law today.
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