Overview Description

Records relating to a criminal charge can be sealed upon the dismissal or a finding of not guilty. Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 2953.52(A)(1).

Ineligible Category or Citation

There is no statutory language regarding ineligible offenses.

Procedure General

The petition must be filed in the court that handled the case. For the specific procedure, see Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 2953.52.

Fees

There is no statutory language regarding fees.

Effect

The petition must be filed in the court that handled the case. For the specific procedure, see Ohio Rev. Code Ann. §§ 2953.51, 2953.52.

Waiting Periods

The petition can be filed at any time after the finding of not guilty or the dismissal.

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