If you or a loved one have ever been convicted of a crime you know how disheartening it can be to get rejected for a job, housing, and even educational opportunities because of your record.
While it is not possible to go back in time to avoid the charges, there are options you can explore. In Georgia, you may be able to restrict or seal your criminal record so it does not affect you anymore. Record restriction in Georgia allows people who have been convicted of certain crimes to restrict access to their official criminal history from public view. At Rohan Law, our criminal law team can help you and your loved ones get certain elements of your criminal record expunged or sealed from view so you can move on with your life. We understand that anyone can make a mistake or be in the wrong place and the wrong time and we want our clients to have every opportunity afforded by the law to get a second chance.
In August of 2021, Governor Brian Kemp signed the “second chance” bill – SB 288 – into law, allowing more Georgians to restrict and seal records of certain convictions from their criminal history. This means that if you are eligible for record restriction, your conviction will no longer show up on background checks like the ones performed by employers or landlords. You can also petition the court for an order sealing all records related to your arrest and prosecution. The only way anyone would know about these arrests is if they go through the trouble of asking a judge for them specifically!
It’s never too late! Even if it has been years since your conviction, there is still time for expungement or record restriction in Georgia! We have helped thousands get back on track with their lives after being charged with a crime because we believe everyone deserves a second chance at life! Call us today at (404) 923-0446 and let us help you move forward with peace of mind knowing that this part of your past will not haunt you any longer!
Click here now and schedule a free consultation online with our legal team. The first consultation is free and we will review your case and provide you with some options. We will ask you about all of your misdemeanors and felonies and review which ones may qualify for an expungement. We will then create a legal plan with you that will likely involve petitioning a judge on your behalf for each criminal record that can be restricted.
There are many benefits associated with restricting criminal history including better employment opportunities, access to housing and education, and even lessened restrictions on firearm ownership. Restricted records also do not need to be disclosed when applying for professional licenses such as those for doctors, lawyers, nurses, and pharmacists among others. This means that individuals who have had their records restricted will no longer be discriminated against based upon past convictions. It also means that employers will no longer consider these convictions during hiring decisions which allows them more freedom in choosing the best candidate for the job! So what are you waiting for? Let us help you get back on track today. Call your friends at Rohan Law!
Rohan Law has been serving the state of Georgia for over a decade. Doug Rohan founded the law firm and has been practicing law for two decades. His track record in criminal defense cases has earned him recognition in the community and by news media outlets who seek him out as an expert commentator for stories. He has been featured in Fox 5 Atlanta and WSB-TV Channel 2 to name a few.