Canton, OH asked in Criminal Law, Divorce and Domestic Violence for Ohio

Q: My question is about expungement

I was charged with M4 DV in 2019. I pled to MM Dis. Conduct and I recently applied to have my record expunged. Here is my concern: in 2008 I was charged with M1 DV and I pled to M4 DV. I got that record expunged. I'm now concerned that when looking this up, they could decide that I should have been charged with a felony in 2019, because it would be my second DV charge? Is this possible?

1 Lawyer Answer
Cathy Cook Esq
Cathy Cook Esq
  • Domestic Violence Lawyer
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: No, once you plead & are convicted, the case can’t be reopened.

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