Columbus criminal defense attorney Brandon Shroy has a history of successfully expunging criminal records

After a criminal case is over it continues to be a part of your life. Ohio courts, police agencies, and professional licensing agencies all keep records of past charges. Without legal help the past can continue to follow you or your loved ones into job interviews, applications for housing, and any other time your record is brought up. Defense Attorney Brandon Shroy can use Ohio law to help expunge your record.

See what the Franklin County Court says about expungement. 

Ohio law allows for most convictions, even felonies, to be removed from your record by requesting a hearing before a Judge where testimony is taken to determine whether or not an applicant is eligible. If eligible, a Judge may grant the request. 

Who keeps track of your record for the police?

A successful motion to seal a record results in a court order to remove your name from public view and seal your arrest records in the database of the police department and Bureau of Criminal Investigations. If your motion for expungement is denied, you may be unable to re-file in the future under Ohio law. Maximize your chances of getting your record sealed and obtaining relief from past mistakes with an attorney who knows the law and the courts. 

Columbus Criminal Defense Attorney Brandon Shroy has been successfully fighting to protect the rights of Ohio's citizens for 12 years in and around Franklin County. Let him use his experience to wipe away records that are holding you back.




Please include your full name, the charge(s) you are facing, and the county in which you are due in court.


A client was charged with a felony theft of the fourth degree in the Delaware County Common Pleas Court, and had it removed from their record after one court date with Brandon.

frequently asked questions about expungement

What felonies can be expunged in Ohio?
Any felony that is not a felony of the first or second degree, a crime of violence or a sex offense is likely to eligible to expunge or seal. There are exceptions and details that need to be reviewed by an attorney but these are the general rules all Ohio courts follow.

What criminal charges can be expunged in Ohio?
The majority of criminal charges are now eligible to seal under Ohio law however high level felonies (1st and 2nd degree), OVI and other traffic offenses, and crimes of violence are not eligible. Almost all misdemeanors can be expunged.

How do I get my record expunged in Ohio?
A motion to seal is filed with the Court where records are kept. This triggers a background check and a hearing in front of a judge. There is a $50 fee mandatory by law to seal a record of conviction. The final step is a hearing in front of a judge who has discretion to grant the motion to seal and order all agencies to seal records.


Brandon Shroy has spent more than a decade defending and winning expungement cases in Central Ohio.

As your attorney, Brandon Shroy will utilize his extensive criminal defense experience and leverage his reputation as an aggressive litigator to fight on your behalf and deliver the best possible outcome.

Brandon practices in all Central Ohio courts including the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the Courts of Common Pleas, Municipal courts and Mayor's courts.


614-601-1456  |  admin@shroylaw.com
No commitment. All conversations are confidential. Ask us anything.