Expunging Old Criminal Records In Ohio
If you were arrested and convicted of a crime in the past, your criminal record may be haunting you, showing up on background checks. Depending on the nature of the record, it could cost you your ability to get a job, buy a home, pursue an education, apply for auto or college loans, or pursue professional licensure. You shouldn’t have to miss out on these opportunities because of a misstep that happened years ago.
Fortunately, you may have the option of expungement. At Kelley & Ferraro, LLP, we can review your criminal record and determine whether you’re eligible for expungement. If so, we can represent you throughout the process, handling the paperwork so you don’t have to deal with the risk or headache of going it alone.
The Enormous Benefit Of An Expungement
An expungement seals your criminal record. If successful, it will act as if you never were convicted in the first place. You can leave out any mention of the expunged crime in applications that ask for your criminal history.
Why Enlist Our Help
There are numerous reasons why not to seek an expungement without an attorney’s help. Some criminal convictions are not allowed to be expunged by state law. What’s more, even if you meet the qualifications for expungement, a judge may still refuse to seal your record. That’s why it’s so important to work with an experienced lawyer who can help you avoid or overcome these hurdles.
You can trust that your expungement is in good hands with our legal team at Kelley & Ferraro, LLP. Having served as a prosecutor, our defense lawyer has a thorough understanding of Ohio criminal law.