Thank you for your recent inquiry. ¬†Based on the information you provided, it appears you do not qualify for an expungement under Ohio law.
In Ohio, only first-time offenders can qualify for an expungement. ¬†If a person has two or more criminal convictions that stem from the same incident, depending on those convictions, he/she may qualify. ¬†However, if a person has two or more criminal convictions that stem from different incidents (including OVI or DUI), that person would not be considered a first-time offender and would notqualify for an expungement of any conviction.¬† Because you have more than one criminal conviction that stemmed from different incidents, it appears you would not be considered a first-time offender and would not qualify for expungement.
There is a procedure to set aside previous guilty pleas and reopen the case. However, if you¬†were represented by counsel and you signed right weavers at your hearings, it would be very unlikely that you'll be successful in this type of action. There is another procedure known as a governors pardon. These are granted only on exceptional cases and there are¬†only a few of those granted each year by the governor.¬† Thank you for your inquiry.
Gregory B. Mathews, Attorney
FUSCO, MACKEY, MATHEWS & GILL LLP
655 Cooper Road
Westerville, Ohio¬† 43081