A criminal record can haunt you for years to come. Potential landlords, educational institutions and employers can view your record via the Georgia Crime Information Center. Just because you made a mistake in your youth, you shouldn’t be denied opportunities to improve yourself and live a normal life.
Expungement/record restriction is a process of removing criminal records from public view. You may have the opportunity to participate in a program that will make the charge eligible to be expunged from your criminal record.
If you are not prosecuted and found not guilty, you can apply upon turning 21. If you have avoided trouble with the law in the interim, you may have your record sealed from view by anyone except the district attorney and law enforcement. There are many other charges that qualify for expungement/record restriction that have different requirements, so it is best to contact an attorney that can assist you with this service.
We can help if you were arrested for a crime such as, but not limited to:
- Underage possession of alcohol
- Fake ID
- Public intoxication
- Traffic tickets
- Student offenses
- Other various offenses (call our office at 706-389-4375 to see if your charge(s) qualify for expungement/record restriction)
This is a very popular process for people wishing to apply for a job or graduate from school. Due to the number of applications, it may take weeks or months to complete. Your options depend on the severity and type of crime charged. Talk to a lawyer about clearing a criminal record.
Expungement/record restriction is certainly worth the time and effort. The Lariscy Law Firm handles many of these cases for existing and new clients. There are formalities involving the court and law enforcement, and there is some paperwork involved.
Joseph Lariscy is a criminal defense attorney with more than 20 years experience. Contact us to find out how we can help you deal with your student discipline or criminal charges. Call 706-389-4375 to schedule a free consultation about sealing a criminal record at our Athens law office or contact us online for free consultation.