Disqualifying Offenses

There are certain criminal offenses that cannot be expunged under any circumstances. That list is found in § 2953.36 of the Ohio Revised Codes.

These offenses will disqualify you from being able to seal your record of conviction:

  • Convictions for criminal offenses that carried a mandatory prison sentence
  • Certain sex offenses:
    • Rape § 2907.02
    • Sexual battery § 2907.03
    • Unlawful sexual conduct with minor § 2907.04
    • Gross sexual imposition § 2907.05
    • Sexual imposition § 2907.06
    • Pandering obscenity involving a minor § 2907.321
    • Pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor § 2907.322
    • Illegal use of minor in nudity-oriented material or performance § 2907.323
    • Any offense in Chapters 4507, 4510, 4511, or 4549 of the ORC
    • A conviction under an equitable municipal law
  • Certain violent crimes, such as first degree misdemeanors and felonies, excepting Riot, Assault, or Inciting to Violence.
  • Importuning § 2907.07 (on or after 10/10/07)
  • Crimes of a sexual nature when committed against a victim under the age of 18, such as:
    • Voyeurism § 2907.08
    • Public indecency § 2907.09
    • Compelling prostitution § 2907.21
    • Promoting prostitution § 2907.22
    • Enticement or solicitation to patronize a prostitute; procurement of a prostitute for another § 2907.23
    • Disseminating matter harmful to juveniles § 2907.31
    • Pandering obscenity § 2907.32
    • Deception to obtain matter harmful to juveniles § 2907.33
  • Any felony or first degree misdemeanor conviction where the victim was under 18 years old
  • First and second degree felonies
  • Traffic offense bail forfeitures

Discuss Your Case with an Expungement Lawyer

If you are unsure whether you qualify for expungement, but are interested in obtaining a sealing of your criminal conviction record, please contact The Koffel Law Firm today to speak with an Ohio expungement lawyer about your case. Call us at (614) 675-4845.