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Franklin County Expungement Attorneys

Having a criminal record is like being sentenced for life. Even if you were never convicted of the offense, the consequences will continue to haunt you. Most employees and landlords perform criminal background checks on applicants. If you have a criminal record, you may be unable to pass criminal background checks, which may prevent you from finding reliable employment or quality housing.

Fortunately, you may be eligible to seal your offense and the related case. The record sealing process, however, is time sensitive and complex, so it is vital that you hire an attorney that specializes in record sealing, and who has experience with the courts in Franklin County. Investing in an attorney is an investment in yourself, helping to make sure that everything is done right the first time, saving you time and money, and maybe even saving your case from resulting in a failed petition.


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When you are looking to have your criminal record removed it is important to have a licensed expungement attorney working on your behalf. You can count on RecordGone.com's experienced attorneys and trained staff to guide you through the entire process without ever having to come in for an expensive office visit or appear in court.

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Courts and District Attorney in Franklin County

Franklin County Municipal Court
375 S. High St., Columbus, Ohio 43215


Facts about Franklin County

Franklin County was founded in 1803 and was named for Benjamin Franklin – the great American politician, inventor, and writer, amongst other accolades. Columbus, Ohio serves as the county seat, the largest city in the county, and is the state capital. Franklin County is home Ohio State University, which is the largest university in the United States. The average household income is $47,416, which is just $2,000 above Ohio’s average household income. The estimated median listing price for housing in Franklin County is $155,600, which is $21,000 above Franklin’s median listing price. The political demographics in Franklin for the 2012 election showed that 60% of voters belonged to the Democratic Party, 38% belonged to the Republican Party, and 2% belonged to another party.

Franklin County District Attorney That Oversees Expungement

Ron O'Brien is the Prosecuting Attorney of Franklin County, Ohio. He is a native of Franklin County, attended Aquinas High School but went on to graduated from St. Francis DeSales High School. O'Brien earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration at Ohio Dominican College and earned his Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University and graduated cum laude in 1974.

O'Brien began his legal career as a legal intern at the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney's Office while still attending law school. Once he had earned his degree, O'Brien was appointed as Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, which then led to him becoming the Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney. In the late 70's, O'Brien was appointed City Prosecutor by City Attorney Greg Lashutka By 1985, upon learning that Lashutka was not seeking re-election, O'Brien decided to run for Columbus City Attorney and was subsequently elected and re-elected in 1989 and 1993.

O'Brien was first elected as Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney in 1996 and since then was re-elected in 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012. O'Brien served as the prosecutor for a 2007 Mortgage Fraud case which led to the indictment of twelve individuals in Central Ohio. In 2013, O'Brien sought the maximum sentence for the high profile DUI case of Matthew Cordle who killed a 61-year-old man in a wrong way collision.

Franklin County Prosecutor's Office

373 S. High St., 14th Floor Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: (614) 525-3555 Email: prosecutor@franklincountyohio.gov
Hours of Operation 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. M-F

Franklin County Job Market After Post Conviction Expungement

Columbus serves as the county seat of Franklin County. Columbus's economy includes industries in the service sector, government, trade, telecommunications, retail, military, health care and manufacturing. The city is the headquarters of several large corporations including Banc One Corporation, American Electric Power, Wendy's International, and Nationwide Insurance Enterprise. If you have a criminal record and are seeking employment in Franklin County, be aware that expungement can be of great benefit to you.

Finding a job with a criminal record in Franklin

Even though having your record expunged, sealed, or set aside can greatly increase your ability to find a job, other factors can benefit your job search as well. We have prepared a short video, getting employed with a criminal record, that provides such tips and advice.

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We can remove criminal records from any city in Franklin County, such as Reynoldsburg.


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"I am quite confident with a lesser attorney the judge would have denied it, although my attorney stood her ground and ultimately got the judge (and the prosecutor) to change his mind and agree to vacate."

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