Everything You Need to Know About a Criminal Record Expungement
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Why is it important to get an expungement and how does an expungement work?
An expungement is a powerful tool in the justice system that allows eligible parties to erase past legal convictions from their records, allowing them to start fresh, unburdened by a prior negative interaction with the law. Did you know that in the State of Georgia, individuals may qualify to expunge certain records? Get A Second Chance: Georgians Qualify to Have Their Criminal Record Expunged
What is an expungement?
An expungement can offer an opportunity for individuals to start fresh, by having a past mistake eliminated from public records. This means that certain convictions will not appear on background checks which will help you secure better employment and housing prospects. Getting an expungement is therefore an important legal tool that you can use to give yourself the best chance of success moving forward! For more details, click here to view a video providing additional information on how to Eliminate Your Criminal Record.
Why can an expungement process be denied?
Have you ever wondered why a request for an expungement can be denied? There are several reasons it may not be granted. For instance, if the crime committed was deemed too severe or if your criminal records have yet to be updated. Make sure all requirements and criteria are met before filing any paperwork – don’t let your past cause you more issues than necessary!
What kind of criminal records can be expunged?
Certain criminal records can be expunged, leading to a fresh start. Expungement is the process of blocking others from access to your past criminal convictions in order to restore civil rights and improve employment prospects. Common types of convictions which are eligible for expungement include minor drug offenses, certain juvenile crimes, misdemeanors, or low-level felonies that occurred long ago and you have had no subsequent arrests.
Filing a request to restrict your criminal record(s) in the state of Georgia
Have you been arrested in Georgia and are looking to restrict the records associated with it? The process for doing so depends on, among other things, when your arrest occurred and who made the initial arrest. If you were arrested before July 1, 2013, the paperwork must be submitted to the arresting agencies. If you were arrested after this date all requests must go through prosecuting attorneys such as attorney generals, district attorneys, etc. All requests to restrict records need approval from GBI’s GCIC (Georgia Crime Information Center) in order to successfully remove said records from public view (for example criminal record removed a background check).
It can be a complicated process so please contact Rohan Law before you submit a records restriction request on your own behalf. We are here to help individuals shake off unfortunate criminal pasts that would otherwise hold them back from achieving success in life.
How much does an expungement cost?
Expungement cost can vary greatly depending on time frames involved, court costs, or other legal fees; however most range between $300-$1,000 USD.
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