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Expungement of Felony Conviction - Seal Criminal Records

A licensed expungement lawyer will work for you and get the sealing or expungement of felony conviction in order to make your life easier.

Let past mistakes behind you. If an employer asks if you have a criminal record, you'll be able to say no.

To find out if your case is eligible for record sealing or expungement consult the State statutes of your place of residence. Certain types of crimes cannot be sealed. Not all states allow criminal records to be sealed.

In order to get a expungement of felony conviction most states require that:

  • You have completed the sentence (incarceration, probation, parole)
  • You were not sent to state prison, but granted probation
  • There's no pending charges or criminal proceedings
  • You have not been convicted of a new offense
  • You were not charged with a new offense
  • There's no intervening convictions
  • Your terms for your probation were completed
  • All fines and restitution were paid in full
  • You are currently on probation for another offense

Reasons to seal your criminal records:

Sealing your criminal records makes it easier to:

  • apply for most jobs
  • apply for housing
  • obtain security clearance
  • obtain professional license

The process can be a little complicated and time consuming (several months). It’s a good idea to hire a criminal defense attorney to petition the court for you.

Types of charges NOT allowed to be expunged.

  • Rape (ORC §2907.02)
  • Sexual imposition (ORC §2907.06)
  • Gross sexual imposition (ORC §2907.05)
  • Sexual battery (ORC §2907.03)
  • Obscenity involving a minor (ORC §2907.321)
  • Corrupting a minor (ORC §2907.04)
  • Illegal use of a minor in pornography (ORC §2907.323)
  • Pornography involving a minor (ORC §2907.322)
  • Bail forfeitures in traffic cases (Traffic Rule 2)
  • Motor vehicle violations (ORC Chapter 4511)
  • All driver’s license violations (ORC Chapter 4507)
  • Felonies of the first or second degree
  • Misdemeanors of first degree or felonies where victim is under the age of 18
  • Offenses of violence that are misdemeanors of first degree or felonies (except the following offenses of violence can be expunged: convictions for riot (2917.03) and misdemeanor convictions for assault (2903.13), inciting to violence (2917.01), and inducing panic (2917.31))

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