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    Default Expunging a Misdemeanor

    My question involves criminal law for the state of: Ohio

    I got caught smoking marijuana at a city park last July and had to go to court to pay a fine and now it is on my record as a misdemeanor. i received no jail time and would like to know how to get this off of my record. it is the only thing on my record and i found that its on my background checks now which is not good for when i need to find a job. thank you much!

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    Default Re: Expunging a Misdemeanor

    First, expunging a misdemeanor is not likely.

    However, are you certain it is a misdemeanor? If the only penalty was a fine and you didn't have the right to have an attorney appointed, then it is not a misdemeanor, it is a municipal ordinance violation, a civil infraction. In that case, it can't be used for any purpose.

    If it is a misdemeanor, it will have a statute number, etc.

    You first need to know exactly what you are talking about.

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    Default Re: Expunging a Misdemeanor

    Read this. Assuming the one year waiting period is now over you should be eligible to petition to seal your conviction.

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