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I am sorry to learn of your circumstances.
As a general matter, it is not possible to re-open a case that is five years old, withdraw a plea of no-contest and ask for a trial. The doctrine of "finality of judgment" does not allow for it.
Also, as a general matter, if your expungment is approved, they you may find that future attempted firearm purchases will be approved.
Good luck and best wishes for better days ahead.
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Thanks for the information. I was under the impression that in Ohio they seal your records. It's their version of enspungement. Are sealed records viewable to instant background checks? Do you have any idea?
Sealed records are not available for the public.
Sealed records are available for law enforcement.
A sealed record is different than an exungement.
A sealed record merely hides the record from public view. It does not dismiss the case. Or provide a completely clean slate.
One can be denied a firearm permit based upon a sealed record.
Thanks for your help. I hope the law firm that misguided me can help.
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