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Expungement

Understanding Expungement

You’ve served your time, and you’ve gained your freedom again. But are you really free? Having a criminal record can create all sorts of obstacles to rebuilding your life, starting with the very basic difficulties of finding employment or a place to live. Regardless of any other factors, in most cases, you can be turned down for employment or housing just because you have a record.

If you are facing these difficulties, it may be worth investigating whether your record can be expunged (removed). Doing so could make the process of rebuilding your life much easier.

To learn more, contact the attorneys at Dungan & LeFevre. Call 937-770-6225 or complete our contact form. We have offices in Troy and represent clients throughout the Miami Valley and Ohio.

Clearing Your Name

When your criminal record is expunged, that means it is sealed from public view, and any convictions are cleared from public records. Once your record is expunged, you are no longer under any obligation to share your previous conviction(s) with potential employers, landlords or anyone else. To the general public, it’s as if it never happened.

Generally speaking, in Ohio you are eligible to have certain felonies expunged if you have only one felony on your record and three years have elapsed since the termination of your contact with the court. Similarly, you are eligible to have a misdemeanor expunged if you have had no further offenses for one year after the termination of your contact with the court. The rules regarding expungement can change, however, and there are always exceptions to them. Sometimes, certain cases are not eligible to be removed at all.

Navigating expungement can be confusing and full of pitfalls; that’s why you need an attorney on your side who is experienced in this area.

Our Attorneys Can Help

If you have previously been convicted of a crime in the state of Ohio and would like to investigate whether this charge and conviction can be removed (expunged) from your record, then you should contact us for a consultation.

The skilled criminal defense attorneys at Dungan & LeFevre experienced in this area of law include: Jack Hemm, Steven Justice, James Brookshire and Michael Scarpelli. Contact one of these attorneys today to learn how you can begin to work toward rebuilding your freedom: 937-770-6225.