HB271 Now Included in Gov. Deal’s Criminal Justice Package (HB349)
We are excited to announce that the language from HB271 which revised the expungement (record restriction) law and passed the House earlier in the legislative session, was included in HB349 –Governor Nathan Deal’s criminal justice package. HB349 passed in the Senate on March 21, 2013 and along with improving the expungement (record restriction) law, the bill also gives judges discretion to depart from mandatory-minimum sentences in drug trafficking and sex offender cases when certain conditions are met.
Register For Upcoming CLE on June 7, 2013
This two-hour CLE will provide practioners with the nuts and bolts for navigating the world of criminal records restriction, modification and expungement. The current law will be covered and helpful information and guidance will be presented regarding the upcoming changes.
GJP Board Member Spotlight - Von Dubose
"My service on GJP’s board has only confirmed what I already knew. I come from a middle class family. My mother worked as an educator to provide for us. We were well clothed, fed and educated. However, we still struggled financially. That being said, I’m from Alabama and I’ve seen first-hand what GJP clients face and have family who’ve gone through it. It’s not a foreign issue for me. It’s great to know there are resources here in the Atlanta area addressing this and that this organization exists."