Criminal Law Questions? Ask a Criminal Lawyer.
Unfortunately, those convicted of drug crimes and those convicted of "violent" felonies are precluded from purchase, ownership or possession of any firearm - according to Ohio law. This would include antiques. While Federal law does allow for antique possession, Ohio treats antiques and replicas as modern day firearms under the law, thereby precluding any possession, etc.
In addition to an expungment you would also need a full pardon with restoration of your firearm rights via the Governor's office.
Best to you in this matter,
You need to contact the Ohio Parole Board - this does not matter whether you were ever on Parole - you need to get an application there - and then once that is complete, a panel will evaluate to see if it should go to the Governor's desk for consideration.
You can call the Board and ask about the application for a pardon with full firearm restoration rights. Keep in mind, that there are no guarantees and the process is lenghty because an investigation needs to be complete and there is usually a "waiting" list - it could take a year from the time you apply to even get the investigation complete - and then once that is done, the panel will decide whether to submit to the Governor - if they should agree that it should be considered, the Governor will then either deny or approve.
HERE is the contact information
It is so hard to tell - it depends on so much - Crime, age, what your life is like now, etc...
Again here is the link for Clemency, Pardon information and the application online
It's always worth the effort as so much of your freedom is restricted without it.
Read that page, all the information is there and links for the applications, etc
Best of success to you
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).