For Motions to Seal (aka “expungement”):
- $50 per case in cleve municipal or Cuyahoga county court of common pleas
- $100 per case in any suburban court in Cuyahoga county
- $200 per case in any court in any adjacent county.
A deposit is requested prior to the filing of the motion.
This attorney fee is unrelated to court costs. Court costs can range from $50 to $100 depending on the filing fee of any court. The court costs in Cleveland Municipal Court and Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court is $50. If the client is unemployed and/or indigent the courts are generally very generous in allowing client to waive court costs by filing a poverty affidavit that LegalWorks will provide. Again, this filing fee is independent of the costs requested by LegalWorks related to the legal services which is not waivable.
We provide representation to residents and those with convictions or legal issues in the following Ohio counties:
LegalWorks does not assist in criminal cases where a public defender or private lawyer will handle the case (most cases in common pleas court or municipal courts), unless its related to a Motion to seal or “expunge” or a motion to vacate capias (we will handle the underlying offense if there is a simple resolution). However, a LegalWorks attorney can offer assistance with criminal matters individually with a client.
We do not represent indiviudals in the following types of cases:
- civil litigation
- workers comp
- eviction (unless gross miscarriage of justice and we are last resort)
- divorce/dissolution/child support
- administrative appeals
That said, LegalWorks is happy to provide referrals and recommendations to attorneys who deal in these types of law.