Clearing Your Criminal Record Through Expungement
A criminal record can overshadow your life for a long time. It can make it difficult to get a job, find housing, get certain kinds of licenses and pursue higher education, among other things. You shouldn’t have to bear the burden of a conviction from long ago. You’ve served your time and you deserve to be able to move on.
Expungement is a way to do that. However, it can be a tricky process to navigate without legal help.
I’m attorney John Powers at The Powers Law Firm, LLC. I can help you with all stages of the expungement process, including determining whether you qualify. I understand the many intricacies of Ohio expungement law. With more than two decades of criminal defense experience and a proven dedication to my clients, I can help you pave the way toward a better future.
Who Qualifies For Expungement?
Whether you qualify for expungement depends on two factors:
- The type of conviction
- The length of time that has passed since your conviction.
Recent changes to Ohio law have expanded the types of criminal convictions that are eligible for expungement. It also shortens the waiting period. To learn more about these changes, read about the expungement law updates here.
However, the legal process for getting an expungement remains complicated. You must appear at a hearing and present ample evidence to convince the judge that expungement is appropriate in your case. If the prosecution contents the expungement, it’s all the more critical to present a strong case.