Interested in Sealing Your Ohio Criminal Record?
A criminal record can be detrimental to your future. Among other problems, it can prevent you from getting a job, a promotion, or from being able to travel abroad. A criminal record may prevent you from getting into a school, getting a professional license or certification. It may hurt your credit, keep you from renting an apartment, or owning a firearm. A criminal record can be embarrassing to you and your family.
The New Law
Prior to September 28, 2012, only someone who was convicted of one crime once could be eligible to seal their record in Ohio (provided the conviction was not an offense specifically excluded from the sealing law, Ohio Revised Code 2953.36).
On September 28, 2012 the law changed and someone convicted of 2 crimes may be eligible to have one or both convictions sealed.
If you, or someone you know, has been convicted of 1 or 2 offenses, the criminal records may be able to be sealed. To find out about eligibility go to our eligibility page or call us at 513-777-2222.