Expungement Process in Georgia
No one wants to have one mistake ruin a their life forever. While expungement of a criminal charge is available in some states, it is not currently an option in Georgia. This does not however mean that a person will always have the charge hanging over their heads as soon as they are charged with it.
What Can I Do?
If you have been convicted of crime, not much can be done in Georgia. At times, the crime may be placed in a sealed record after a significant amount of time has passed, but this is not common. However, there are situations in which an arrest charge can be placed in a sealed record so it will affect a person less.
It may be possible to get the charge placed in a sealed record if…
- If the prosecutors declined to pursue the charges
- If the felony charged was dismissed and downgraded to a felony.
- The conviction was reversed after appeal.
- The offender was under 21 years of age and the crime is deemed not serious.
With all of these, it may not work due to the details of the case but it is at least possible within the legal system to stop these charges from unduly affecting your life.
How Can We Help?
Our client-focused service extends beyond a trial. We help our clients make the most of their situations and find solutions to the problems they face. We can identify when a sealed record is possible, and help our clients pursue it.
Contact us today to schedule a free review of your case.