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Earn Your Second Chance With Expungement

If you are someone with a criminal record, you already know how difficult it can make your life. A mistake in your past can keep you from keeping or gaining employment, finding a place to live, or earning a loan for a college education, but it does not have to.

At Bartell, Georgalas & Juarez, L.P.A. Co., we are a criminal defense team with decades of experience. We know how much a criminal history can interfere with your future, and we are dedicated to helping our clients earn the outcomes they deserve in their cases.

Who Qualifies For Expungement?

Not every type of criminal charge can qualify to be expunged and sealed. Before you reach out to us, be sure that your charges are:

  • Non-violent
  • Non-sexual
  • Did not involve a minor
  • Were either a misdemeanor or felony of a third, fourth or fifth-degree

Additionally, you cannot file for expungement immediately after your conviction. For misdemeanor charges, you need to wait at least one year after your case is closed, and three years for felony convictions.

How An Expungement Works

Although a common misconception, a successful expungement does not erase charges from your record. Instead, Ohio courts will go through the process of sealing your criminal record. Once your record is sealed, you will have no obligation to disclose any information surrounding your arrest. Effectively, it will be as though the offense never took place at all.

Clear Your Name Today

When you have already paid your debt to society for your charges, you should not have to keep suffering collateral consequences. Meet with us at our Independence office today by calling 888-810-2904 or emailing us here to schedule your initial consultation. We look forward to helping you clean your slate and move forward after your charges.