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Expungement of a minor misdemeanor

Why Minor Misdemeanors May Not Be So Minor

Posted on: March 25, 2021 | by: admin

A minor misdemeanor can resurface later in life

We have heard from several clients and prospects that they thought a minor misdemeanor was not a big deal, and then that minor misdemeanor conviction pops up on a background check and disqualifies them from employment, a loan, an apartment application, and more. Minor misdemeanors, while minor compared to misdemeanors and felonies are just as damaging and can limit your ability to pursue your dreams.

Minor Misdemeanors can spell Major problems

These types of convictions are often closed quickly with a guilty plea and payment of a fine, but many clients, having thought these convictions were a closed matter, have lost jobs, missed out on promotions and loans because they weren’t properly sealed. For example, some drug use convictions may be classified as a minor misdemeanor and when an employer pulls a random background check, that conviction suddenly seems relevant to your employment.

Erring on the Side of Caution

Our position is that every eligible conviction from minor to major should be expunged/sealed. This type of conviction may seem minimal to you as the defendant but it may reflect poorly on your character to your employer, landlord, and creditor. A minor misdemeanor is covered by the statutes in Ohio and is eligible for expungement as long as the restitution requirements are met and you have fulfilled the waiting period of 1 Year since the conviction was handed down. Don’t put your future at risk over a minor infraction that can be sealed from public view.

Our Firm Specializes in Expungement

We represent clients from all 88 counties in Ohio and apply, prepare and argue their cases in court. We know the statutes inside and out and have learned how to correctly apply those statutes for the expungement of minor misdemeanor, misdemeanor, and felony convictions. Our services are highly rated and our fees are affordable. If you have an old conviction just waiting to be uncovered, let our experienced expungement team help you put those mistakes behind you for good. Start by finding out if you are eligible for expungement with our free test, and our team will reach out to get started.