Expungement Attorneys Dayton, Ohio
Seal Your Criminal Record in Ohio
Do you want to have your criminal record expunged? Working with a capable Dayton expungement lawyer from Rion, Rion, & Rion can improve your chances of success. Our firm has been successfully handling all types of criminal defense matters for decades. We bring 80 years of experience to your case. Our attorneys have a reputation for excellence, dedication, and personalized service.
Contact Rion, Rion, & Rion to schedule a consultation about your expungement at (937) 223-9133.
What Is Expungement?Having a criminal record can seriously interfere with your life. Expungement is a court process that allows you to have any and all reference to a prior criminal conviction cleared. Expungement is the same as sealing a criminal record in Ohio. After your record is expunged, no charges will show up when your record is checked, and you can proceed with your life as if the arrest or conviction never happened. A criminal conviction or charge on your record can negatively impact your employment status, ability to gain new employment or licensing, and other aspects of life in Dayton. Hiring a skilled expungement lawyer can help give you a clean slate so that you do not have to face these life-long consequences of a conviction.
Eligibility for Expungement in OhioOhio law completely prohibits expungement of certain convictions, such as first or second-degree felonies, crimes that are subject to mandatory prison sentences, or specific crimes of violence. Expungements are now an option for people with multiple convictions as long as you are an “eligible offender.” An eligible offender has one felony conviction or less, two separate misdemeanor convictions (if not the same offense), or no more than one felony and one misdemeanor. Please note that under certain circumstances, your sealed record can be accessed by law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and other agencies. If you commit another crime, your sealed record can be used against you in sentencing.
Waiting Periods for ExpungementsIn order to be eligible for an expungement, you must also endure a waiting period after the criminal conviction and sentencing period before it can be expunged. The waiting period begins after you have completed the sentencing requirements for the conviction, whether that includes jail time, a probationary period, paying of fines, or any other penalties imposed by the conviction. The following are the "expungement waiting period" time frames:
- Felony conviction: 3 years
- Misdemeanor conviction: 1 year
- Dismissed Charge or Acquittal: No waiting period
How Rion, Rion, & Rion Can Help Seal Your Criminal Record in OhioOur Dayton expungement attorneys can review your case to determine how to proceed under Ohio law. If we believe you may qualify for expungement, we can work to ensure that your request is completed properly. We understand how burdensome a criminal record can be – let us help you seek a brighter future by sealing your record.
Connect with our firm online or at (937) 223-9133 to get started.