what are the steps I need to take to have my rights reinstated from a felony conviction.

It’s been since 1997 since I was convicted of felony **** charges. I’m trying to get employment,and need these things not show up on background checks. What do I need to do,and does it cost money to do so.I live in Georgia,and its where the charges occured.

Asked on June 9, 2009 under Criminal Law, Georgia

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

I'm afraid in Georgia that you cannot.

In Georgia, under some circumstances, you may be able to have a criminal record expunged, which means that some records are destroyed and others are restricted from disclosure.  You may be eligible for expungement if: (1) charges against you have been disposed of without a conviction and you have not been convicted of a crime in the past five years, or (2) you have a juvenile record, but you were not adjudicated delinquent.

In your case however, there was a conviction; expungement is not available to you.

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

I'm afraid in Georgia that you cannot.

In Georgia, under some circumstances, you may be able to have a criminal record expunged, which means that some records are destroyed and others are restricted from disclosure.  You may be eligible for expungement if: (1) charges against you have been disposed of without a conviction and you have not been convicted of a crime in the past five years, or (2) you have a juvenile record, but you were not adjudicated delinquent.

In your case however, there was a conviction; expungement is not available to you.


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