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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 Ohio

Ohio 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 Expungements

In 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 Ohio

Our 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.

Recent Case Results
Helping Our Clients Achieve the Best Possible Outcome

  • Not Guilty Aggravated Murder

    In July of 2015, the Defendant was charged with the murder of a man in Springfield. After hiring our office, we worked hard with the Defendant and his family to prepare the best defense for our client. The trial lasted two days and resulted in a Not Guilty verdict on all charges by the Jury.

  • Conviction Vacated Appeal | State vs. K.M. (2nd District Court of Appeals)

    Client was charged, and later found guilty of, tampering with evidence kept by a government entity (F3). We appealed the case on the grounds that the trial court erred in not granting the client’s motion to dismiss stating that the statute of limitations had expired. In late 2018, the appellate court reversed the client’s judgement and vacated the client’s conviction.

  • Dismissed Civil Stalking Protection Order | Against our client

    Our client received paperwork that a Civil Stalking Protection Order was placed against our client. We challenged the protection order, asking for a directed verdict. The Judge agreed, stating that there was no threats of physical harm to the alleged victim and the mental distress evidence was not sufficient.

  • Case Dismissed OVI

    The Defendant was on the way back from a friend’s house when she was pulled over in her car for crossing over the marked lines. She was charged with an OVI. While waiting for her chance before the jury, the Defendant was granted driving privileges with the help of our office. At the Suppression Hearing, the OVI case was dismissed and the Defendant only had to pay court costs.

  • Acquitted Robbery (Physical Harm) F2 | State vs. J.M.

    Client was accused of robbing a local Rite Aid and charged with robbery while using/threatening to use physical harm. After 2 days of trial and 4 ½ hours of deliberation, a jury returned a not guilty verdict.

  • Not Guilty | Reduced Charge Sex Crime Charges

    The Defendant was charged with one count of attempted rape and one count of abduction. After multiple hearings with the prosecution and Judge, the case went to the Jury. When the trial concluded after two days, the Jury found the Defendant Not Guilty of attempted rape and Guilty of a lesser charge of unlawful restraint. He only had to serve 60 days which his jail time credit counted for.

  • Not Guilty Unlawful Restraint M3 | State vs. BV

    Client was accused of unlawful restraint while in her position in the health care field. Our client maintained her innocence throughout the case. After 2 days of trial, the jury returned a not guilty verdict.

Why Rion, Rion & Rion?

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