July 16, 2011

Here's how to clear your criminal record

7-16-2011 Ohio:


Have a criminal record but think you might qualify for expungement? The Greater Stark County Urban League will be holding a clinic Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. for eligible felons who want to clear their records.

Doyle Walker, the Urban League’s re-entry specialist, said the clinic will help eligible felons prepare the paperwork to apply for expungement, which can be granted only by a judge.

A $25 fee is required to participate in the clinic, and there is a $50 filing fee for the expungement application, although that can be waived for indigent applicants, Walker said.

For more information or to register for the clinic, contact Walker at 330-456-3479.

Situations in which you may qualify for expungement:

• You are first time offender convicted of a non-violent crime
• You were found not guilty
• The case was dismissed
• You received a “no bill” from a grand jury

Offenses that don’t qualify:

• First- and second-degree felonies
• Crimes of violence
• Crimes where the victim was a minor
• Crimes that carry mandatory prison terms ..Source.. by CantonRep.com

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