Georgia Legal Defense

How Do I Know If I Am Eligible for Expungement?

When a person is placed under arrest, charged with committing a criminal offense or convicted of a crime, all of the information pertaining to the case will remain on his or her criminal record until it has been expunged or the record has been sealed. If you are interested in getting your criminal record cleared so as to remove any evidence of past misdeeds and criminal acts, a criminal defense attorney from our firm can help you determine whether you meet the eligibility requirements for expungement. Not all criminal offenses can be expunged from a person's record. Violent crimes and felony offenses are not generally eligible for expungement in the state of Georgia.

Your eligibility for expungement will depend on:

  • The severity of the crime;
  • Whether or not you were actually convicted;
  • How much time has passed since your arrest or conviction;
  • Whether or not your sentence has been successfully completed; and
  • Whether or not you have been convicted of any other crimes.

As a request for expungement can be denied, we advise you retain legal counsel prior to making an attempt to clear your criminal record on your own. The Schneider Law Firm is a Savannah-based firm that provides aggressive legal representation to those individuals who have found themselves facing criminal charges and penalties. For more than 15 years, we have been unwavering advocates for our clients' rights and committed to doing everything we can to help them clear their good names.

Everyone deserves the right to skilled counsel. It is important you avail yourself of the hard-hitting defense our attorneys can provide. Our lead criminal defense lawyer is a former prosecutor. This means you stand a much greater chance of getting your expungement approved with our legal team fighting on your behalf. Call our law firm today to get your questions answered and determine your eligibility for expungement.