Eligible offenders convicted of certain types of crimes can ask the court to expunge, or seal, their convictions. If the court seals a conviction, that conviction is no longer in the public record. Courts seal records so that eligible offenders can move on with their lives without the stigma of a criminal conviction.
Proposed Amendments to Local Court Rules – The Judges of the Franklin County Municipal Court give notice of their intention to amend the local rules of the court to enact rules governing issuance of writs of restitution in cases that resolve through agreed judgment (proposed Loc.R. 9.06(E)).
The full text of the rule amendment can be viewed [ here] .]. Comments regarding this amendment must be submitted to Gene Edwards at the Franklin County Municipal Court, 375 South High Street, 10th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215 or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org by the close of business on Monday, March 9, 2019.
The Franklin County Municipal Court's new Self Help Resource Center is now open. The Resource Center is located on the 6th floor of 375 S. High Street, and is open to the public between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The Resource Center cannot provide legal advice or representation. But, people representing themselves in Municipal Court can get basic information about the court system, about forms and applications, and about other available resources. The Resource Center is only for civil matters such as applications to seal criminal records, landlord tenant, and consumer issues. The Resource Center is not for criminal or traffic cases. Those that qualify based on their financial situation can get additional assistance from staff at the Resource Center.
The Resource Center does not accept appointments and staff cannot provide information over the phone, so please come visit in person! For more information about the Resource Center, please visit www.fcmcselfhelpcenter.org