Need your record restricted?
Widely known as expungement, Georgia refers to this process as Records Restriction. Record restriction means that eligible records on your official criminal history report are restricted from public view and are only accessible to law enforcement for criminal justice purposes.
If your criminal history is stopping you from obtaining housing or a job, contact us to see if we can help.
If you were arrested before July 1, 2013, the record remains on your official criminal history unless the charge(s) qualifies for record restriction and you complete the restriction application process.
If you are arrested after July 1, 2013 and the charge(s) qualifies for restriction, the arrest(s) will be restricted by GCIC when the disposition is entered into the GCIC database by the prosecutor or clerk of court. The records of the arresting agency will be restricted within thirty (30) days of the entry of the disposition into GCIC’s database.
Regardless of the date of your arrest, if your case was placed on the dead docket you will need to wait twelve (12) months from the date the case was placed on the dead docket to file an action for restriction.