When a person is convicted of a crime in Georgia, they face serious consequences as a result of their actions. Some of these may be immediate, such as fines or jail time, while others can be seen in the form of lifelong impacts. Having a criminal record can affect a person’s life and reputation in many ways. It is because of this that those facing criminal charges should contact an experienced Georgia criminal defense attorney to protect their future.
When a person has a criminal record, their life can be impacted in various ways, including the following aspects:
Individuals with certain cases in Georgia can have their criminal records expunged from people outside of the judicial branch of government. This means that their records can be restricted for non-criminal judicial purposes, giving the individual a clean start. There are different processes in place to expunge a record depending on the case.
If the arrest was before July 1, 2013, the offender must apply for an expungement, also known as Record Restrictions, at the arresting agency. This must be signed by them, the arresting agency, and the prosecutor. If the arrest took place after this date, there is no application process. At the sentencing, the prosecutor can approve to expunge the records and approval will be forwarded to the court.
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