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Expungement/Sealing of Records and Certificate of Qualification for Employment (CQE)

Expungement or "Sealing of Records"?

What is "Sealing of Records"?

"In most cases, when people talk about “expungement” they are actually referring to “sealing a criminal record” (Ohio Revised Code § 2953.31 – 2953.62). Convictions and non-convictions can be sealed or “hidden” from most background checks. Sealed electronic and paper records are filed in a separate, secured location. The records still exist but cannot be seen by most people."

There are caveats and exceptions so read the accompanying materials carefully. 


Sealing Help from the Reentry Clinic - University of Akron School of Law

Law behind sealing records

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Recent Legislation