Will my fingerprints seal when the conviction is expunged?
I have a conviction entered in my name for causing panic in Lorain, Ohio where I live. I understand that I’m eligible for expunging my conviction. But, will it result in sealing my fingerprints also?11/28/2016 | Category: Criminal » Expungement ... | State: Ohio | #27266
The relevant provision is set out as:
“(H) For purposes of sections 2953.31 to 2953.36 of the Revised Code, DNA records collected in the DNA database and fingerprints filed for record by the superintendent of the bureau of criminal identification and investigation shall not be sealed unless the superintendent receives a certified copy of a final court order establishing that the offender's conviction has been overturned. For purposes of this section, a court order is not “final” if time remains for an appeal or application for discretionary review with respect to the order.”
Therefore, an expungement of conviction on causing panic may not result in sealing fingerprints, if the order establishing that the offender's conviction overturned has not reached the superintendent of the bureau of criminal identification and investigation.