May Conviction Be Sealed When Offender Still Owes Restitution?
State of Ohio v. Sharlene Aguirre, Case nos. 2013-0870 and 2013-0876
Tenth District Court of Appeals (Franklin County)
ISSUE: May a court seal an offender's record of conviction when the offender has not finished paying court-ordered restitution to a third-party insurance company?
Editor's Note: The Supreme Court determined that a conflict exists between two appellate districts on this issue and ordered that the certified-conflict case (2013-0870) be consolidated with an appeal from the state (2013-0876) for oral arguments.