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Written by attorney Gregory Brent Mathews | Oct 29, 2014

Understanding the Changes to Ohio Expungement Law Effective September 19, 2014

Ohio Senate Bill 143 – Effective September 19th, 2014

Ohio Senate Bill 143 was passed in the Senate June 4, 2014, and signed by Gov. John Kasich June, 2014. The new expungement law became effective September 19, 2014. This new legislation contains important amendments expanding the laws of expungement and sealing of records in Ohio. The good news is that more people shall be eligible for expungement and sealing of their criminal records as a result of the changes in Ohio’s expungement statute. Further, if a person has previously been denied an expungement/sealing of their record, they may eligible now under the new law.

Below is a summary of the changes to the Ohio Expungement Statute under SB 143.

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www.ohioexpungementlaw.com

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