Expungement lawyers will work for you in order to get the expungement of felony conviction or sealing of records and make your life a lot 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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