Cartersville, GA asked in Criminal Law and Wrongful Death for Georgia

Q: If the GA First Offender Act allows records to be immediately seal, why is the offender listed on Vinelink's website

The motion was filed and the records were sealed immediately. No records appear on any Georgia Department of Correction sites, etc. Is VineLink's (owned by Appriss) site violating the First Offender Act?

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Joshua Schiffer
Joshua Schiffer
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Allows is the key word. You have to move/motion to seal after the case is concluded (unless the sealing was arranged during the plea) to seal the records.

E. Morris Margulis
E. Morris Margulis
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Duluth, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Sometimes these companies need a little nudge, even after the courts seal the records.

You also need to make sure to get the records restricted by the various law enforcement entities involved in the arrest/detention.

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