Can I apply?

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Eligibility Quiz

Check off the boxes below to find out if you fit the criteria to be considered for an expedited pardon. If you meet the minimum requirements to submit an expedited pardon application, a button reading “How to apply” will appear at the bottom of the page. Click on the button to find out how to apply.

Can you apply for an expedited pardon?
Have you had a felony or misdemeanor criminal conviction in the last 10 years? (Does not include minor traffic violations. Does include DUI or OVI.)
Did you finish all the requirements of your sentence(s) at least 10 years ago?
Did you make a good faith effort to pay all court-ordered restitution and/or court costs?
Select the type(s) of offense(s) for which you were convicted.
Do you have at least 5 years of recent employment history, or a compelling reason for why you were not employed?
Have you volunteered, done any non-court ordered service or can you otherwise demonstrate how you have given back to your community?

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To see the minimum requirements for the Ohio Governor’s Expedited Pardon Project, click on the button below. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the project. The Project Team has discretion to decline applications that do not align with the mission of the project.