Overview Description

Records relating to a matter dismissed after a trial or for which the person was found not delinquent will be promptly ordered to be immediately sealed. Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 2151.356(B)(1)(d).

Ineligible Category or Citation

There is no statutory language regarding ineligible offenses.

Procedure General

The procedure is automatic. The records should be sealed automatically. Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 2151.356(B)(1)(d).

Fees

There is no statutory language regarding fees.

Effect

The records sealed will not include fingerprints, DNA specimens, and DNA records. Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 2151.356(B)(1)(2).

The person who is subject of the sealing order properly can, and the court will, reply that no record exists with respect to the person upon any inquiry in the matter. For further information about the effect of sealing, see Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 2151.357.

Waiting Periods

The records should be sealed immediately.

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