Grafton, OH asked in Criminal Law for Ohio

Q: I have a agv. assault and child endangering from 24 years ago can I have it taken off my record?

I was 23 years old. in Medina, Ohio.

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David Michael Johnson

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Columbus, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: You may want to look into sealing your record. A person can be eligible to seal their record provided they have not more than 1 felony, 1 felony and 1 misdemeanor, or 2 misdemeanors. If the aggravated assault carried a mandatory prison term, or if the child endangering was a felony, you will not be eligible to seal your record. If the child endangering charge was a misdemeanor, you may be eligible to seal your record. You will want to contact an attorney and discuss this with them.

Matthew Williams

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Aggravated assault is an F4 offense of violence, which not eligible for sealing. (See http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2953.36 subsection (C)) Similarly, endangering children, which is typically either a felony or a first degree misdemeanor, is not an eligible offense as you cannot seal an first degree misdemeanor or felony, if the victim was under the age of 18 except felony nonsupport. (http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2953.36 subsection (F)). Your only option is a long-shot application for a pardon or some work or licensing relief with a CQE.

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