Expungements or Sealed Criminal Records
Criminal charges can affect your ability to be hired, to keep and maintain meaningful relationships, and negatively affect self esteem. Even your civil rights can be affected when you have a felony on your record. A felony conviction on your record can impact your ability to vote, hold office and even own a firearm.
An Expungement is a legal process that can have one or more criminal charges removed from your criminal history and will no longer show up on a background check. Having criminal charges expunged from your record to significantly impact your job opportunities and earning potential. It’s a great investment in your future.
In Indiana, the State Legislature enacted a very progressive expungement law permitting a person to prepare and file, without cost, a petition for expungement. If you wish to prepare and file a petition, go to https://www.in.gov/judiciary/selfservice/2499.htm
Sealing a Criminal Record in Ohio
Ohio doesn’t offer an “expungement” process however it does have a process known as “sealing a criminal record” that accomplishes the same end result. You generally are able to have criminal records sealed for misdemeanors and certain felony convictions when they become “old enough”. There are strict rules on how many of each and other convictions.
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