Under the Conditional Discharge Act (O.C.G.A § 16-13-2) certain first time drug offenders can plead guilty, but if they successfully complete their sentence, they are discharged without conviction. Beginning on July 1, 2013, those individuals who have been discharged under … Continue reading
17. If I never had to go to court or the final disposition cannot be found, can I have the record restricted?
If you never had to appear in court after you were released from jail, the charge should be restricted automatically after a certain period of time by GCIC and the arresting agency. A record can also be restricted after the … Continue reading
The outcome of the case, also referred to as the “final disposition,” is filed in the clerk’s office of the court in which your case was handled. The final disposition reflects how the case was resolved and should be on … Continue reading
Under current Georgia law, felony convictions are never eligible for restriction. It does not matter how much time has passed since your conviction. If you have been convicted of a felony, you may be eligible for a pardon from the … Continue reading
Georgia law does not allow for the restriction of an entire criminal history. You must apply separately for record restriction of each eligible arrest.
Georgia law only allows restriction (expungement) in the following three (3) situations: 1. NON-CONVICTIONS Generally, cases that are closed without conviction qualify for restriction. This includes charges that are closed by the arresting agency, dismissed, nolle prosequi/nolle prossed, placed on … Continue reading
If you were arrested before July 1, 2013, the record remains on your official criminal history unless the charge(s) qualifies for record restriction and you complete the restriction application process. If you are arrested after July 1, 2013 and the … Continue reading