Removing Legal Barriers,
Restoring Possibilities

We provide free and low cost legal services to clear past criminal records and other legal issues for those in Cuyahoga and adjacent counties.

Upcoming Expungement Clinics

In addition to these neighborhood clinics, LegalWorks hosts weekly office hours at various locations throughout Cleveland.

How We Help

Seal your criminal record

Motions to Seal & Expungement

We may be able to work towards having your case sealed or removed from public record. Or, we may be able to lessen or remove any penalties.

Low-cost representation

Criminal Defense

We can provide defense in limited criminal matters including vacating pending traffic violations, managing misdemeanors, or dealing with probation or low-level felony warrants.

Get your license back

License Suspensions

We can help you get your license back in good standing and restore your driving privileges.

Remove arrest warrants

Arrest Warrants

We may be able to resolve outstanding warrants for misdemeanors, traffic offenses, probation violations, and other matters.

Child support help

Child Support Counseling

We may be able to help you reduce outstanding monthly obligations or arrears.

UPDATE: Expanded Eligibility For Felony Records

Effective April 12 2021, those with unlimited felonies of the 4th and 5th degree (primarily thefts and drug offenses) can apply to have them sealed after only one year. Many more people with felony convictions are now eligible to seal their records!
Seal your record

Learn About Us


Ready to get help?

See us in person or book an appointment to discuss your legal issues.

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