Need help sealing a criminal record?

Re-entering the community with a criminal background can be overwhelming. When you have a record, it can keep you from getting jobs, housing, or even a degree.

At Community Legal Aid, we believe in your right to start over. To help you get started, we've created this online toolkit to help you navigate the world of record sealing, or what is commonly called expungement. You can find details about your criminal case by using the online case search portal where the charges were filed.

We are currently updating our online toolkit to reflect recent changes in Ohio law around criminal record sealing, expungements, and CQEs. Please check back soon.

In the meantime, if you have questions or want to apply for Legal Aid, call our HelpLine or apply online 24/7.


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