Expungement or Record Sealing
Expungement or Record Sealing
Serving Akron, Canton, Summit County, Portage and Medina, Ohio.
Having a criminal record can have lasting effects on your future such as finding employment or even getting a job interview can prove difficult if you have a criminal record. Moving forward from a past conviction can be difficult even despite all the progress and good things you have since accomplished. If you have any convictions on your criminal record you should consider consulting with an attorney regarding expungement or the sealing of your record.
By completing a record sealing, eligible convictions are erased with the Ohio Attorney General and Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) so the record will no longer be available to the public, nor can you be questioned about the matter any longer, such as on a job application or interview.
If you have ever been convicted of a crime, hiring an experienced attorney can be essential to moving on from past transgressions. The lawyers at Hoover Kacyon, LLC., are dedicated to supporting our clients and have helped seal or expunge both misdemeanors and felony convictions for hundreds of clients. Hoover Kacyon delivers the highest quality legal representation from a team of professionals while also providing excellent customer service.
It is important to understand that not all convictions are eligible for expungement or sealing. To be granted an expungement or record sealing the Court must consider the following:
- The offense must be eligible for expungement under the Ohio Revised Code. Felonies of the ___ degree, violent crimes are not eligible, and expungement offenses are typically not eligible under
the Ohio Revised Code.
- The convicted offense must not have been subject to mandatory prison time.
- If the offense is your only conviction, if multiple charges were arising out of the same actions, or if there are serious traffic-related offenses on your record.
- The required amount of time must have passed since you completed your jail time or probation: 1 year for a misdemeanor, 3 years for a felony.
- You must not have any current criminal or traffic cases pending against you.
- If you had previously had a conviction sealed or expunged off your criminal history record.
If your case does not qualify for expungement, talk to your attorney about clemency.
If you are granted an expungement or sealing, the conviction will no longer appear on your record and will no longer be available to the public, nor can you be questioned about the matter any longer, such as on a job application or interview. The record of a conviction however may still be seen by law enforcement in very limited circumstances.
If you meet all of the above criteria, you need to have your attorney fill out the necessary application and present the case in front of a judge. Expungement or record sealing proceedings may be confusing and arduous, but the attorneys at Hoover Kacyon LLC have successfully sealed and expunged the records of hundreds of applicants and will easily guide you through the process. Having a knowledgeable and experienced attorney will be beneficial to ensure the outcome is in your favor which can have lasting effects for years to come.
Call the Criminal Defense Lawyers at Hoover Kacyon Today
If you have been convicted of a crime and would like to know more about having your record expunged. Call us at 330-922-4491 or contact us online to make an appointment. Hoover Kacyon LLC has the overarching goals to fight for your cause, protect your interests, provide reasonable and prompt resolutions to your matter, and do it all with professionalism and honor. Call your Summit County attorneys right away at 330-922-4491 or contact us online to make an appointment.