44. What is a pardon?

If you have a felony conviction in Georgia, you cannot get it restricted from your criminal history, no matter how much time has passed. You may, however, be eligible for a pardon. A pardon in Georgia is “an order of official forgiveness and is granted to those individuals who have maintained a good reputation in their community following the completion of their sentence(s).” Pardons in Georgia are granted by the State Board of Pardons & Paroles and may help you advance in employment, housing, or education.

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