Under Ohio law, expungement is only available in very limited cases such as such as certain firearm offenses and offenses committed by victims of human trafficking. The expungement law changed in 2012. You have to apply for a sealing of records. Your husband is eligible to apply if the crime he was convicted of is NOT one of the following crimes:
· Bail forfeiture in a traffic case
· Any first-degree misdemeanor committed against a minor
· A first degree felony
· A second degree felony
· A drivers' license violation
If a judge grants an order to seal the record of a person’s conviction, the person is restored to all rights and privileges not otherwise restored by the termination of sentence or by final release on parole.
If you want to do a Record check first to see what is on the record, go to the Franklin County Sheriff's Department at*****in Columbus.
If this case is on your husband’s record, you can ask to seal his records by going to the Franklin County Municipal Court Building at 375 South High Street. and filling out an application to seal records.
A $50 non-refundable filing fee must be paid at the time the application to seal a conviction. The application is then filed with the court. It is possible there will be a hearing where the judge will ask questions.
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