Duluth, GA asked in Criminal Law for Georgia

Q: Can I get an expungement in Georgia if I plead guilty to a misdomeanor?

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Brandon Alexander Thomas
Brandon Alexander Thomas
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Only if you plead under the First Offender Act. But normally you want to save the First Offender Act until you have a felony.

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Robbie Levin
Robbie Levin
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Marietta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: No.

Holly G Chapman
Holly G Chapman
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Augusta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: There are limited circumstances under which you would be able to get a misdemeanor conviction restricted. The first would be by pleading under the First Offender Act and successfully completing your sentence. The second would be under the Youthful Offender Act if you qualify. You would have to be under the age of 21 at the time that you enter your guilty plea, successfully complete your sentence, and not have another criminal charge for five years before you apply for restriction.

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