Re: Expungement of Misdemeanor
Posted by JD in CA on 3/17/08
You can apply for expungement one year after you were finally
discharged from probation. You submit an application and a
nominal fee (I believe it's $50) to the court. Notice is
given to the probation department and the prosecutor. The
court looks to see if you're a first-time offender and whether
or not you appear to have been rehabilitated (in general,
they'll run a criminal history and see if you've picked up
anything else since the case you're trying to expunge). If
either the prosecutor or probation officer objects to the
expungement, the court will then weigh the interests - yours
in sealing the records and the need to keep them open.
This procedure is one that you can do yourself, but it may be
worth it to hire an attorney for this, since if you screw it
up, it may hurt your chance to try again in the future.
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On 2/24/08, G wrote:
> I need to kwow how to expunge a misdemeanor in the state of
> Ohio for disorderly conduct. Any information would be
> appreciated. Thanks
Ohio expungement info
Posts on this thread, including this one
- Expungement of Misdemeanor, 2/24/08, by G.
- Re: Expungement of Misdemeanor, 3/17/08, by JD in CA.