1. Know Your History Make sure you are fully aware of what potential employers and other decision-makers will see when they check your criminal background. Get a copy of your official Georgia criminal history record from a local police department … Continue reading
Each state has its own laws regarding criminal history records. Eligibility for expungement, sealing, and pardons varies from state to state. If you were arrested in another state, you should contact a legal services agency in that state for assistance.
Make sure you are fully aware of what potential employers and other decision-makers will see when they check your criminal background. Get a copy of your official criminal history record and at least one unofficial criminal history report. Be sure … Continue reading
When conducting a background check for employment and licensing, there are two ways an employer can access your official Georgia criminal history record. The most common is a name-based check using your personal identifying information (i.e. full name, date of … Continue reading
Your official Georgia criminal history record contains information about every incident for which you were arrested and charged with any felony offense or with certain misdemeanor offenses. It should include the outcome/final disposition and also custodial information if you were … Continue reading
When requesting a copy of your criminal history, it is important to know that there are both official and unofficial versions. The official state and national reports are provided by state and federal bureaus of investigation, and the unofficial reports … Continue reading
If you have ever been arrested, fingerprinted, and charged with any felony offense or certain misdemeanors in Georgia, an official criminal record exists. Misdemeanor offenses that will appear on your criminal history are those designated as “fingerprintable offenses” by the … Continue reading