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Recent changes to Georgia Expungement laws require strong attention to detail to preserve your most fundamental rights
When someone is arrested in Georgia the impact could remain long after the case is closed, even if the charges are dropped. If a case is not closed out properly, it could lead to issues with employment, housing, financial loans, educational tuition and the like. At Arora & LaScala, our attorneys will make sure that an expungement is properly filed to preserve your best interests. Whatever the circumstances of your case, whether it is open or pending, our attorneys are thoroughly versed in the specific procedures required to ensure the record is properly expunged.
Our attorneys handle all forms of expungements cases
Georgia law allows individuals to examine their own criminal records as maintained by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) at the Georgia Criminal Information Center (GCIC). If a review of your criminal history record causes you to believe it is inaccurate or incomplete, you may obtain representation to file the appropriate documentation to request that the arresting agency expunge, purge, modify or supplement the criminal history records, including fingerprint cards, and to notify the GCIC of the changes that need to be made. Georgia law allows for expungement of arrest records where charges are dismissed by the prosecuting attorney’s office before formal charges are filed in either the form of an indictment or accusation; when charges are dismissed because of judicial economy; when one is acquitted after trial; where one successfully completes a sentence under the Conditional Discharge statute; where one successfully completes a drug or mental health treatment program; when a case has been placed on a court’s dead docket for more than 12-months; when a conviction is reversed or vacated; when youthful offenders plead guilty to certain misdemeanor charges and when felony charges are dismissed but a guilty plea is entered to unrelated misdemeanor charges. No matter the circumstances surrounding your case or your charges, the attorneys at Arora & LaScala know exactly how to properly handle the expungement process.
Powerful representation for Georgia expungements
The process for expungement strictly depends on the date of your arrest and how the case was ultimately resolved. The process varies depending on whether you were arrested before or after July 1, 2013. The process requires qualifying the person arrested for expungement eligibility under the new Official Code of Georgia Annotated §35-3-37. Not all expungement matters are handled the same way. Each expungement matter is unique and requires a thorough understanding of the legal resolution of the case. As experienced expungement attorneys, we offer unparalleled representation in all cases, including: