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One of the most damaging effects of a criminal conviction is the mark on your criminal record. This can haunt you for your entire life and make it difficult for you to secure credit, find suitable housing, and obtain the jobs you need to boost your career and earn a living. However, under Georgia Code §35‐3‐37 (2012), individuals may request an expungement or record restriction to clear eligible marks on their record and get a fresh start in life.
Henrickson & Sereebutra has handled thousands of criminal cases and helped countless individuals secure their future. Explore your options with expungement by contacting our firm today and speaking with our expungement attorney!
What Is Expungement?
The word expunge means to completely remove or erase. Legally, an expungement or expunction is when the court seals the entire court record and all criminal case files both electronically and on paper. Once the criminal case file has been expunged, it can only be accessed through a court order. The expungement process can be complicated, that's why we recommend working with experienced and dedicated expungement lawyers in Georgia and Texas.
Have Your Case Reviewed Before Making the Request
Not all charges can be expunged from a criminal record. Arrests are generally able to be hidden on a record. Because the eligibility for expungement depends on the individual circumstances of a case, it is important to review the information with a skilled legal professional. With the help of our expungement attorneys in Paulding County, you can determine whether a case is eligible for expungement and prepare for the all steps of the legal procedure.
Common records eligible for expungement include the following:
- Arrests followed by the individual being releases without additional legal action
- Charges dismissed by a prosecutor at the beginning of a trial case
What Charges are Eligible for Expungement?
First, you will have to fill out a Georgia Request for Record Expungement. Along with your own information, this form requires information filled out by the arresting agency. At this point, the request is sent to the prosecutor who handled your case. If approved, you must deliver the request to the Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC), if the record restriction is not automatic.
You may be able to expunge all kinds of charges, including:
- Domestic violence
- Drug crimes
- Federal crimes
- Juvenile crimes
- Property crimes
- Sex crimes
- Theft crimes
- Vehicular homicide
- Weapon offenses
- White collar crimes
If your request is denied, you may have the opportunity to appeal the decision in a court of law. There are several fees and expenses throughout the expungement procedure, and having your request or appeal denied does not refund these costs. Consult a Paulding County expungement lawyer to ensure that your request is done right the first time.
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There are many benefits to expunging your criminal record, including:
- Allowing you to seek gainful employment and advance your career
- Eliminating potential social stigma
- Obtaining adequate housing and desirable living arrangements
- Opening the possibility to secure and build stronger credit
When you work with a dedicated Paulding County expungement attorney at Henrickson & Sereebutra, you gain access to a legal team that is dedicated to the success of every client. We help individuals understand their options with expungement and pursue an effective course of legal action to keep their criminal record clean at minimal expense.
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