The Criminal Division of Erie County Clerk of Courts is responsible for overseeing and retaining records in felony cases. The Criminal Division also maintains and administers filed documents in escape cases, extraditions from other states and expungements. Crimes are considered offenses against the State of Ohio. Thus, if a person commits a crime against another, it is considered an offense to everyone in society. Therefore, criminal cases are prosecuted by the State of Ohio, and the prosecutor (not the victim) files the case in court as a representative of the State.
CRIMINAL FILING FEES