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A Look At Expungements In Ohio

If you have a criminal record, then you may have experienced difficulty securing employment at certain companies or even a loan from a bank. Even if your conviction happened decades ago, a background check may still turn up a crime that might send employers and lenders away.

If your past criminal record is causing you to miss out on employment opportunities, be turned down for loans or lines of credit and even turned away from being able to lease a house or apartment, then you may want to consider seeking an expungement.

What Is An Expungement?

An expungement is the process by which an individual makes a request with the court to have crimes on their record sealed. Although this does not wipe the crimes from an individual's record, it does prevent employers, lenders and landlords from seeing a conviction that they could then use to deny employment, a loan or residence.

If an expungement is granted by the court, only law enforcement and court officials will be able to view records.

Who Qualifies For Expungements In Ohio?

As good as expungements sound, not everyone qualifies. There are strict guidelines under Ohio law that dictate which crimes may be expunged from a criminal record and those that may not.

In addition, the laws concerning expungements are complex and situation specific. Only an attorney with considerable legal knowledge can explain things to you and help apply the law to your unique situation.

Contact Our Firm

At the Law Offices of Jason M. Donnell, LLC, our experience handling a variety of criminal charges and our thorough understanding of expungement proceedings makes us uniquely qualified to handle these types of cases.

If you have questions about your own case, we encourage you to contact our law office in Lancaster to set up a free initial phone consultation. Call 740-653-8171 or send us an email to make an appointment.

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