What You Should Know About Expungements
Having your record expunged makes it as though no arrest or conviction ever occurred. Expunging the record is a process that involves filing an application with the court, paying a filing fee (unless it was a dismissal), and a hearing in front of a judge. Expungement occurs when the record of your case is permanently deleted and is no longer accessible. Ohio law indicates that it should be treated as though the charge and conviction never occurred.