1st District: Courts may unseal records in certain instances

ANNIE YAMSON | Daily Reporter
Published: 06/07/2013

The 1st District Court of Appeals affirmed last week a lower court’s decision to unseal a defendant’s record in a witness retaliation case.

In the opening of the opinion, Judge Patrick DeWine wrote for the court, “This case presents a question of first impression: May a trial court that has issued an order sealing a criminal defendant’s record of acquittal later unseal the record to allow for the criminal prosecution of the defendant?”

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