Overview Description

Records related to convictions for improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle pursuant to section 2923.16(B), (C), or (E) that occurred prior to September 30, 2011, can be expunged by the court. ORC Ann. § 2953.37.

Ineligible Category or Citation

This provision applies only to offenses listed in sections 2923.16(B), (C), and (E) that occurred prior to September 30, 2011.

Procedure General

The petition must be filed in the sentencing court. For the specific procedure, see ORC Ann. §§ 2953.37, 2923.16.


Petitioner must pay $50, unless indigent. ORC Ann. § 2953.37(D)(3).


The record will not be used for any purpose, including, but not limited to, a criminal records check under section 109.572 or a determination under section 2923.125 or 2923.1212 of eligibility for a concealed handgun license. The applicant can, and the court will, reply that no record exists with respect to the applicant upon any inquiry into the matter. ORC Ann. §§ 2953.37(D)(2)(b), 2953.32 et seq.

Waiting Periods

The petition can be filed at any time.

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