If my case was deemed nolle prosequi , what can I do about getting an expungement?

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If my case was deemed nolle prosequi , what can I do about getting an expungement?

I was arrested about 8 months ago because of an accidental loss at my former job. The charges were dropped in exchange for taking a class and doing community service (which I finished in 1 month of the 3 month timeframe). I checked my case and it said “nolle prosequi ” (nol pros) and eligible for expungement over 3 1/2 months ago. What does that mean exactly? Is it expunged now? What do I look for to know if it is so that I can start working without it on my record and my mugshot online (which I would love to be off the internet).

Asked on January 20, 2015 under Criminal Law, Georgia

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

That is interesting becuase it was my understanding that a case marked nolle prosequi in Georgia was not eligible for expungement.  But you should absolutely try it.  You need to go back to the agency or police department that arrested you and fill out an Expungement Request Form.  You will also have to pay a small fee. If the Expungement request is denied, you would have the right to appeal the decision.


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