What Types of Criminal Convictions Cannot Be Expunged?

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Senate Bill 337, which went into effect on September 28, 2012, greatly expanded the eligibility of individuals eligible to file to get criminal convictions expunged.  While in the past, expungement was limited to “first time offenders” individuals with one felony case and one misdemeanor case, as well as those with two misdemeanor cases can now file, so long as more than three years has passed from the completion of their felony case and more than one year has passed from the completion of each misdemeanor case.  Nevertheless, not everyone who meets preceding requirements is eligible to have their conviction(s) expunged.  Certain offenses have been deemed by the Ohio General Assembly as being inappropriate for expungement.

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