Former Prosecuting Attorney Now Defending Your Rights

As a former prosecutor, defense attorney Justin Kerr understands the way law enforcement will build their case against you. He draws from extensive experience on the other side of the courtroom to provide a robust defense when you are contending with charges for drunk driving, drug violations, assault, weapons offenses, theft or domestic violence. If you are already dealing with a conviction, he will defend your right to record sealing or expungement.

Trusted Criminal Defense For Clients Throughout Northeastern And North Central Ohio

Do You Qualify For Record Sealing/Expungement Of A Conviction?

There have been several recent updates to Ohio’s laws for expungement or sealing a record of some convictions. You may qualify to have the heavy weight of certain convictions removed from public view of your record sooner than three years. You may apply for sealing a record of a misdemeanor, fourth-degree felony or fifth-degree felony one year after a conviction. The three-year waiting period still applies to convictions for third-degree felonies.

You may apply for sealing of records for up to four misdemeanors or a combination of two felonies and two misdemeanors. But not all applications for record sealing are successful. The judge bases final decisions on several factors including public interest. Convictions for violent or sex crimes are not eligible for record sealing, however exceptions may apply. The expungement process is complicated and best handled by an experienced criminal defense attorney. Speak with attorney Justin Kerr for help with not only determining whether you qualify to have your criminal record sealed, but also for assertive representation to pursue the most favorable outcome.

Practice Areas

Criminal defense

Criminal Defense



Domestic violence

Domestic Violence



Drug charges

Drug Charges





Meet Justin Kerr

Call an experienced defense attorney as soon as possible after your arrest or if you think you are being investigated. At The Law Office of Justin Kerr, attorney Kerr offers respect and compassion to all of his clients, no matter the charges they are facing.

He will answer your questions and give you the information you need to navigate through Ohio’s criminal justice system. He will provide proven and fierce strategies to defend your liberty, reputation and future.

How An Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help You

If you or a loved one is facing allegations of domestic violence, assault, weapons violations, drug offenses, theft or drunk driving, speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. A lawyer can defend your rights to due process and fairness in a criminal justice system that can be terrifying to deal with on your own. Ohio’s law enforcement must uphold the law but are frequently known to cross the line of their authority.

At The Law Office of Justin Kerr, attorney Kerr has seen both sides of the courtroom. He uses this experience to provide strategies tailored to uphold his clients’ constitutional rights in the midst of a confusing arrest or investigation. He will help you understand the charges you are facing and how the laws apply to your situation. He will provide the big picture of your legal options to fight the charges. While there is no guarantee of the eventual outcome of your case, Mr. Kerr has a solid reputation for helping his clients with dropped or minimized charges, trial defense or reduced and alternative sentencing.

Plan To Achieve The Best Possible Outcome

As a former prosecutor, now a criminal defense attorney, Justin Kerr knows the ins and outs of the criminal justice system. He is not afraid to use that knowledge to aggressively defend your rights. The first step to achieving the best outcome possible is to call 440-565-0678 or email his office as soon as possible to discuss your situation.