Overview Description

Records maintained by the court clerk can be sealed by the court following the restriction of the criminal history information by the Georgia Crime Information Center. Ga. Code Ann. § 35-3-37(m)(1).
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Ineligible Category or Citation

There is no statutory language regarding ineligible offenses.

Procedure General

The petition must be filed in the court with original jurisdiction over the charges in the county where the clerk of court is located. For the specific procedure, see Ga. Code Ann. § 35-3-37(m).

Fees

There is no statutory language regarding fees.

Effect

The clerk of court will cause every document, whether physical or electronic, to be restricted. The person who is the subject of the information can petition for inspection. Ga. Code Ann. § 35-3-37(m).

Waiting Periods

There is no statutory language regarding a waiting period.

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