Chicago, IL asked in Criminal Law and Employment Discrimination for Georgia

Q: My first offender cannabis related felony was completed successfully in 2018 and I'm still being denied employment.

Can I get this discharged? And will this allow me a chance to work? Cobb county ga

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

A: It is possible that it hasn’t been properly discharged. You may want to have an attorney look into it.

For more information visit my website at www.LevinLawyerGa.com

David Edward Boyle
David Edward Boyle
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Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Monroe, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You need to check your criminal history information to see if the First Offender has been marked as successfully completed so that it does not appear in your employment based background check. If probation does not submit the order closing it, or the clerk's office does not transmit it to GCIC, then it remains open on your criminal history.

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