Overview Description

Records relating to a criminal charge can be sealed two years after a grand jury reports no true bill. Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 2953.52(A)(2).

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.


There is no statutory language regarding fees.


The proceedings in the case are deemed not to have occurred. The person cannot be questioned about sealed records, and if the person is questioned, the person can reply that the arrest and proceedings did not occur. Ohio Rev. Code Ann. §§2953.52 et seq.

Waiting Periods

The petition can be filed two years after the date on which the grand jury reports a no bill.

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