Overview Description

Records relating to a case dismissed upon the successful completion of intervention in lieu of conviction can be sealed by the court. Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 2951.041(E).

Ineligible Category or Citation

There is no statutory language regarding ineligible offenses.

Procedure General

The petition must be filed in the court handling the case. For the specific procedure, see Ohio Rev. Code Ann. §§ 2951.041, 2953.31 et seq.


The petitioner must pay $50, unless indigent. Ohio Rev. Code Ann.§ 2953.32(C)(3).


The proceedings in the case are deemed not to have occurred. The person may not be questioned about sealed convictions, unless the question bears a direct and substantial relationship to the position for which the person is being considered. See section 2953.32(D) for the circumstances where record inspection is allowed. Ohio Rev. Code Ann. §§ 2953.32 et seq.

Waiting Periods

There is no statutory language regarding any waiting period.

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