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Opportunity Port connects Ohio residents with free legal assistance to apply to seal or expunge an Ohio criminal record.
Are you ready to move beyond a past mistake and step into a brighter future? If so, click ‘Get Started’ below!
HERE'S HOW Opportunity Port WORKS
Ohio law allows some people to seal or expunge their criminal record.
Depending on the type of offense and case outcome, you may be eligible
to apply for record sealing or expungement today!
CREATE A PROFILE
Get started in less than 5 minutes with our survey. The survey collects information required to determine eligibility for sealing or expungement. At the end of the survey, you select a legal help organization to assist you.
CONNECT WITH AN ATTORNEY
The legal help organization you select to assist you will review your information. If you are eligible for sealing or expungement, they complete a formal application for filing at the appropriate Ohio court.
ATTEND A HEARING
Upon filing, your application will be reviewed by the court and prosecutor office, then scheduled for a hearing where the judge will make a decision to grant or deny the application. A hearing is required to be considered for sealing or expungement.
SEal OR Expunge
If the judge grants your application, the court will complete the steps required by law to seal or expunge the record. From filing to hearing, the sealing and expungement process takes between 45 and 90 days to complete.
you made a mistake.
now it's time to make plans.
Your personal and professional goals matter.
Sealing or expunging a criminal record could open the door to countless opportunities.