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With the ever increasing usage of background checks by employers, it is
essential to have a clean record in this competitive employment field.
As you apply for a new job, housing, or a professional license, a criminal
record can prove to be a substantial setback. After a conviction, you
may be passed over for a promotion or job that you otherwise would have obtained.
Simply put, an expungement can allow you the freedom to rebuild your future
and actively pursue your dreams. At
Christopher G. Thomarios, Esq. LLC, my goal is to help clients obtain expungements so that they can move
on with their life.
Is your crime eligible to be expunged?
The law used to be that citizens were eligible to expunge only the first
conviction on their record. The statute now allows someone to have either
two misdemeanors expunged or one misdemeanor and one felony. However,
you only have one chance to get your record cleared through an expungement,
and you must meet certain requirements. First, your crime must be eligible.
Expungement is only available for certain misdemeanors and felonies.
Your conviction must not be a precluded offense laid out in Ohio Revised
Code §2953.36, including:
- Child pornography
- First and second degree felonies
- Certain motor vehicle violations
- Certain driver's license violations
- Convictions that do not require mandatory prison time.
- Sex crimes, including rape, sexual imposition and sexual battery
- Crimes involving a minor, including corruption, obscenity, child pornography
- Where the victim is under the age of eighteen, misdemeanors of the first
degree or Felonies
- Offenses of violence that are misdemeanors of the first degree or felonies,
except convictions for riot, misdemeanor assault, inciting violence, and
Is your conviction old enough to be expunged?
Additionally, you must wait for a certain amount of time before you can
get your record expunged. For a misdemeanor, you must wait one year from
the date of your final disposition. You must wait three years from final
disposition if you were convicted of a felony. Also, you cannot have any
other criminal record, have a pending case, or have expunged another conviction
in the past.
You Deserve A Fresh Start:
I can help you determine if you are eligible for expungement. I have experience
helping clients expunge a wide range of criminal charges from their records,
including theft, forgery, possession of marijuana, disorderly conduct
and driving with a suspended license. If you are in need of expungement
for any permitted offense, speak with my firm at your earliest convenience. As an
Akron criminal defense attorney, I can help you through the process.