How to Get Your Criminal Record Expunged and Sealed in Georgia

When a criminal record blocks personal and professional growth, expungement or record sealing in Georgia can be the solution. This blog post provides a step-by-step guide to understanding and navigating the expungement and record sealing process in Georgia.

Step 1: Check Eligibility

The journey to a clean record starts with verifying your eligibility. In Georgia, requirements include:

  • Completion of sentence terms, including probation or parole
  • No pending charges or convictions
  • A specific waiting period post-sentence, which varies depending on the offense

Step 2: Obtain Court Documents

Once eligible, gather all relevant court and sentencing documents related to your case. Proof of sentence completion, such as probation or parole records, will also be required.

Step 3: File a Petition

Prepare a comprehensive petition to be filed in the jurisdiction where your conviction occurred. This petition should detail your case and reasons for expungement or record sealing.

Step 4: Attend the Hearing

After filing your petition, a hearing may be scheduled where you’ll present your case. The court will then decide on granting the petition based on the details of your case and the argument presented.

Step 5: Await the Decision

If the court approves your petition, your criminal record will be sealed or expunged. The implications of
this vary, but generally, it means you’re no longer required to disclose your conviction in most situations.

It’s crucial to remember that procedures and timelines may vary, so consulting with an experienced attorney or conducting thorough research is vital. Don’t let the past dictate your future – get started on the road to a clean record today.

Contact one of our attorneys at (888-250-2960) or take the free eligibility test now
RecordZap.com proudly serves all Georgia counties, including, but not limited to, Fulton, Gwinnett, Cobb, DeKalb, Chatham, and Richmond.