Sealing and Expungement in Ohio
Updated: Dec 1, 2021
The legal process to remove criminal convictions from your record is called “Sealing of Record of Conviction.” Many people are confused because this process is also commonly referred to in Ohio as Expungement. Technically the correct term in Ohio is Sealing of Record, but the terms Sealing and Expungement basically mean the same thing in Ohio courts. Sealing an Ohio Record is not just limited to sealing convictions. Criminal records of a dismissed charge, no-bill charge, acquittal of charge, bail forfeitures, and juvenile charges can be sealed in Ohio.
Recently, there have been some major changes to Ohio Record Sealing Law. Ohio Sealing of Record laws were expanded under Senate Bill 337. The new Ohio Sealing Statutes expand who can seal their records and what charges can be sealed. As a result, more people are eligible for sealing of record, and more charges can be sealed than under the previous Sealing of Record Statute. Further, if a person had been denied under the old law as ineligible, they may now be eligible for sealing of their record under Ohio’s new Sealing Statute.
We know Ohio laws related to Sealing of Criminal Record and Expungement. We have the knowledge and experience to have your criminal record sealed. Call us today to discuss your case.