Will I need to go to the state I was convicted in to start the process of an expumgement?

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Will I need to go to the state I was convicted in to start the process of an expumgement?

I was convicted in one state and I moved to another to serve my sentence. I have paid all my fines and fees, and have taken care of all legal obligations. My probation was completed last year. I don’t know if I will need an attorney to be able to file to have the conviction expunged. I also don’t know if I will be required to physically go down back to start the process.

Asked on May 9, 2012 under Criminal Law, Ohio

Answers:

Kevin Bessant / Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

The representation of an attorney for a criminal expungement is not a necessity, but it is highly recommended. An expungement can be performed from outside the state in which you were convicted, but you must be certain that you have successfully met the eligibility requirements of a criminal expungement in your respective state. 


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