May Court Seal Record of Dismissed Charges When Defendant Is Convicted of Separate Charge That May Not Be Sealed
Where Charges All Arise from Same Arrest, But Are Filed Under Different Case Numbers
In the Matter of the Application of: Marlon G. Pariag (State of Ohio, Appellant), Case no. 2012-0819
Tenth District Court of Appeals (Franklin County)
ISSUE: When a criminal defendant is charged under two separate case numbers for alleged offenses arising out of the same incident, and all of the charges alleged in one case are subsequently dismissed in exchange for the defendant's guilty plea in the other case, may the court grant the defendant's motion to seal the record of the dismissed charges despite the fact that the charge to which the defendant pled guilty is an offense for which the record may not be sealed as a matter of law.