29. What if I was arrested before the effective date of the new law but my case was resolved after July 1, 2013?

The new restriction law states that if you were arrested before July 1, 2013 you are to apply for restriction at the arresting agency. GCIC’s database, however, will be programmed on July 1, 2013 to allow restriction upon the entry of an eligible outcome/final disposition. That means it is possible that if you were arrested before July 1, 2013 but your case is resolved after July 1, 2013, the record will be restricted by GCIC upon the entry      of an eligible outcome/final disposition. When your case is resolved you should ask the prosecutor how the disposition will be entered on your GCIC criminal history record and whether you will need to apply for restriction. If the prosecutor advises that you apply for the restriction of the record, you should contact the arresting agency and complete the application process for restriction.

If you are unsure of how the disposition was entered into the GCIC database, you should get a copy of your GCIC criminal history record at least thirty (30) days after the case is resolved to see if it has been restricted from your criminal history. If the arrest and/or disposition still appear after thirty (30) days, you should contact the arresting agency and complete the application process for restriction.

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