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Posted on: February 15, 2021 | by: admin
The short answer is YES. Often when a minor is charged with underage consumption, there are other charges that may be added based on the circumstances of the arrest – such as public intoxication, providing a false ID, possession of alcohol, open container violations and more. It is important that all charges stemming from an underage drinking conviction be sealed together so these offenses don’t show up later in life.
Many people think that these types of convictions are minor and will not create missed employment or education opportunities, but they come to find out that these convictions show up on a background check that many employers, creditors and landlords use before engaging with the applicant. We have worked with countless individuals who have done something in their past that can be attributed to youthful indiscretion, but a background check shows the convictions.
This can be embarrassing and frustrating at the same time, but you don’t have to live with an underage drinking conviction in Ohio. If you have completed the waiting period and restitution requirements that were assigned by the court, you may be eligible to have that conviction sealed, as if it never happened.
Our firm has helped thousands of people seal their Ohio convictions and get a fresh start. Don’t let underage drinking charges hold you back from you employment aspirations, higher education pursuits or living your life everyday with the fear that those charges will be found and made public.
Let our firm help you take the first steps to finding out if you are eligible, applying for the expungement in the court of conviction and making oral arguments on your behalf. We will also serve the background check agencies with your court order which will purge your record from their databases and prevent your conviction from ever showing up on a background check.
To get started, fill out our free online eligibility test to see if you are ready to get started today.