Using legal tools to clear your (minor) criminal background
What is Expungement?
Wikipedia says: In the common lawlegal system, an expungement proceeding is a type of lawsuit in which a first time offender of a prior criminal conviction seeks that the records of that earlier process be sealed,
thereby making the records unavailable through the state or Federal
repositories. If successful, the records are said to be "expunged". Black's Law Dictionary
defines "expungement of record" as the "Process by which record of
criminal conviction is destroyed or sealed from the state or Federal
repository." While expungement deals with an underlying criminal record, it is a civil action in which the subject is the petitioner or plaintiff asking a court to declare that the records be expunged.
Hamilton County Public Defenders Fresh Start HOURS: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month 1pm – 4pm
No appointment necessary, but please bring a copy of your adult criminal
record. Public Defender’s Office 230 East 9th Street, 3rd Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-946-3700 FreshStart@cms.hamilton-co.org More
Stark County has an expungement clinic that is a collaboration between Community Legal Aid DJFS office. People can apply for it through CLAS
helpline - 800-998-9454