You’ve put the past behind you, so why hasn’t everybody else in Ohio? You know that you’ve decided to straighten up and fly right, you’re doing what it takes to stay out of trouble, but the unfortunate fact is Medina County employers, Wadsworth landlords and anybody else in Ohio who cares to check your criminal record don’t know that. So, what can you do? In many cases, the best answer is to seek an expungement.
When an Ohio judge grants an expungement, your criminal records are sealed. They don’t go away completely – judges, Wadsworth and Medina County law enforcement and others with the legal standing to do so can still look into sealed records – but others won’t be able to see them. No more having to explain to every potential employer in Wadsworth how you got into trouble when you were younger. No more having to plead with a potential landlord for that apartment in Medina to give you a chance. As long as you keep on the straight and narrow, your record will stay in the past where it should be. In many ways, it’s as if you were never convicted of a crime.
The laws regarding expungement can be a bit complex and some convictions disqualify you. Before you petition the court for expungement, go see an Ohio lawyer with experience and past success with expungement cases in Wadsworth and Medina County. A qualified lawyer can give you sound advice regarding your chances of having your record expunged and can improve your chances of receiving a favorable outcome in your Ohio expungement hearing.
Your new lease on life with sealed records may be waiting for you. At the very least, you owe it to yourself and those who depend on you to talk to a Medina County attorney like Thomas Erb Jr. who can point you in the right direction. The Law Office of Erb Legal LLC has experience with Ohio expungement cases. In most instances, The Law Office of Erb Legal LLC offers flat fee options for Medina County expungement cases. Please contact The Law Office of Erb Legal LLC for more information.