Expunging and Sealing Criminal Records and Background Checks in Ohio

Ashley L. Jones, Esq
Ashley L. Jones, Esq | Ashley Jones Law

Ashley L. Jones, Esq. is the owner and principal attorney of Ashley Jones Law. Ashley is a 2008 graduate of Ohio University and a 2011 graduate of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. After graduation, she founded Ashley Jones Law and now has offices in Cleveland and Akron.

On-Demand: April 8, 2022

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Program Summary

Attorneys can expect to learn the significant changes to Ohio’s record sealing statute made in April of 2021. This change in law expanded record sealing but also has many arbitrary nuances. This program will cover waiting periods to file and exceptions to eligibility. We will go through hypothetical scenarios and determine eligibility and how to be creative with lawyering and help create eligibility on cases that seem impossible on which to file.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • How did the law change in April of 2021?
  • Creative Solutions to create eligibility
  • Hypothetical situations
  • Sealing vs firearm restoration

Date / Time: April 8, 2022

  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Eastern
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Central
  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am Mountain
  • 9:00 am – 10:00 am Pacific

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Speakers

Ashley L. Jones_myLawCLEAshley L. Jones, Esq | Ashley Jones Law

Ashley L. Jones, Esq. is the owner and principal attorney of Ashley Jones Law. Ashley is a 2008 graduate of Ohio University and a 2011 graduate of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. After graduation, she founded Ashley Jones Law and now has offices in Cleveland and Akron. The firm represents individuals in all traffic and criminal offenses from speeding tickets to high level felonies.

Ashley serves as the Coordinator for the Solo Practice Incubator at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law where she provides guidance and programming to lawyers launching solo practices. She is currently the Continuing Legal Education co-chair for the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is a past co-chair of both the criminal law section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. Ashley is the current Secretary of the Cleveland Marshall Law Alumni Association. She formerly served as the Chair of the Solo/Small Firm practice section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association as well as on the Board of Directors.

Ashley is an avid Cleveland sports fan and is a passionate listener of sports talk radio. She ran her first half marathon last year and plans to run two in 2022. She is also trying to learn Spanish!

Ashley and her husband reside in Cleveland with their dog Leroy and their daughter Gabriella.

Agenda

I. Eligibility prior to April 12th 2021 for felonies and misdemeanors | 12:00 pm – 12:06 pm
II. Significant changes to fourth and fifth-degree felony eligibility | 12:06 pm – 12:12 pm
III. Change in waiting periods | 12:12 pm – 12:18 pm
IV. Exceptions to eligibility | 12:18 pm – 12:25 pm
V. Who can see sealed records? | 12:25 pm – 12:32 pm
VI. Dismissals Not Guilty Findings and No-Billed cases | 12:32 pm – 12:39 pm
VII. Hypothetical scenarios | 12:39 pm – 12:46 pm
VIII. Creative ways to create eligibility | 12:46 pm – 12:53 pm
IX. Sealing vs. firearm restoration | 12:53 pm – 1:00 pm