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Expungement qualifications?

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Junior Member
What is the name of your state? Ohio

I was convicted in July 1995 of petty theft. The judge said that I could get my record expunged in 1 year if I was not in any more trouble. In November of '95 I was cited in a different county for failure to report an accident in 24hrs. and failure to stop at a red light. Would I still be able to qualify for expungment? I have not been in any trouble since then outside of 1 speeding ticket. :confused:


Senior Member

There are several thousand questions on this forum similar to yours. Thus, I have prepared a standard answer.

Standard answer: Expungement is generally granted for illegal arrests or unlawful convictions. Generally, pardons mean you are forgiven for the crime but it remains on your record.

Check with the governor or attorney general of your state to see how you can go about either of these procedures. Check with the Attorney General or the President for federal expungement or pardon.

You must remember that there may be private background check companies that have past offenses on their databases; those reports will never be expunged.


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