In life we all make mistakes.
Unfortunately, some mistakes, like a criminal conviction, can follow you and make simple things like getting a good job more difficult than those without a record.
Some think it is not worth their time to have misdemeanors or certain felonies expunged or sealed from potential viewing. Truth is, the mistakes of the past can hinder your life in the present and future.
If you don’t want those mistakes following you for the rest of your life, you might want to consider talking to an experienced lawyer, like Matthew Mishak, to see if it is possible to get an Ohio Record Expungement.
In the meantime, to help you make an educated decision, here are five ways an Ohio Criminal Record Expungement may help you live a better quality of life.
Ever noticed that all job applications have a section where they ask if you’ve ever been convicted of a crime? This can give one a sense of dread if you have in fact been convicted. Some are tempted to lie and pray the employer won’t find out, but this is never a good course of action.
With an Ohio criminal record expungement, you can honestly answer “No” to this question with no fear of the employer finding out you lied.
Whether it is a bank loan for a car, home, or personal expenses, if you have a conviction on your record, it is possible that the financial institution can deny your loan. They could also view your criminal record as someone who is not responsible enough to pay debts, or give you a ridiculous interest rate in order to obtain the loan.
Having your criminal record expunged can help eliminate this embarrassing and sometimes costly outcome.
Most landlords, rental and property management companies, and real estate agencies will favor someone without a criminal record over someone with one, no matter how old that conviction is. This goes almost hand in hand with getting a job or a loan.
An Ohio criminal record expungement can pave the way to a happy home for you and your loved ones.
Schooling and State Licensing
You could get denied admission to a college or career training facility and even funding for your education with a criminal conviction on your record. You can also be denied any state certifications or licensing, for example in the medical field.
Don’t discount yourself and look into getting your record sealed. A record expungement can open up a world of opportunities for you.
The best reason to get an Ohio Record Expungement is for your own peace of mind and freedom!
It’s a lot easier than you think to have your record sealed in Ohio. Attorney Matthew Mishak has the experience and know-how to get your record expunged in the Ohio court system.
When you get a criminal record expungement, you have a clean slate to move on with your life knowing that nothing will come back to haunt you.
Even if you are not convicted of a crime, it can be helpful to get your Ohio criminal record sealed.
In most cases, sealed records will not appear on background checks. This means it may be easier for you to apply for a job or license, get housing, apply to school or apply for credit. If your record is sealed, you can honestly answer on applications that the sealed record does not exist.
Aren’t you worthy of a fresh start?
See about getting your Ohio Record Expungement today.
For more information and/or to see if you are eligible to have your record expunged, contact Attorney Mishak today.