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Youngstown Expungement Lawyer

Clear a Conviction with Our Help!

If you have a criminal conviction on your record, you may have the option of getting your conviction cleared and your file sealed from the public. This offers a relief to many individuals who suffer from the stigma and burden of a minor conviction on their record. However, not everyone qualifies for expungement. Only those convicted of certain crimes and only first-time offenders are eligible. Our Youngstown expungement attorney can help you determine whether or not you qualify, handle all the paperwork, and walk you through the necessary procedures.

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Why Seek Expungement?

When you apply for a job, submit a housing application, or apply for licenses, any type of conviction on your criminal record can negatively affect your prospects. Employers often distrust those with criminal records and landlords may see you as a liability.

After an expungement, your conviction will not be visible to most employers and landlords during background checks. You can truthfully answer that you do not have a criminal record in most applications and interviews.

Eligibility for expungement in Ohio:

  • You have been convicted for a crime that qualifies for expungement (most violent offenses or felonies do not qualify)
  • You must be a first-time offender
  • You must not have been required to serve a mandatory prison sentence
  • At least 1 year must have passed since the end of serving your sentence
  • You must not have pending traffic or criminal charges against you
  • You must have no prior expungements

Limitations of Expungement

There are limitations to expungements. Law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and some companies may be able to view your sealed record depending on how extensive their searches are. If you commit another crime after expungement, then authorities may be able to use the sealed record against you when charging and sentencing you. Learn more about the opportunities that expungement can provide when you contact our Youngstown record sealing lawyer.

If you have questions, call us today at (330) 899-4446.

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  • 20+ Years of Trial-Tested Experience

  • Current Juvenile Public Defender

  • Licensed in Ohio & Pennsylvania

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  • Past Bar Association President (2013-2014)

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