In Ohio, the legal process to remove criminal convictions from your record is called “expungement.” There are many benefits to pursuing expungement in Ohio and getting your criminal record expunged, including the ability to report to a potential employer that you do not have a criminal record. Once your record has been expunged, it should not show up on a criminal background checks for the majority of jobs.
Many common criminal offenses are eligible for expungement in Ohio including theft, drug possession, disorderly conduct, underage consumption and Fake I.D. charges.
In order to begin the process of expungement, the Ohio expungement statute provides that an eligible offender may apply to the sentencing Ohio court (if the case was in Ohio) for the sealing of his or her conviction record.