Overview Description

Records relating to charges handled through the completion of informal adjustment, mediation, or other non-adjudicatory procedure or to a delinquency petition that was dismissed will be sealed. Ga. Code Ann. § 15-11-701(a).
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Ineligible Category or Citation

No statutory language regarding ineligible offenses.

Procedure General

Sealing is automatic. Ga. Code Ann. § 15-11-701(a).

Fees

There is no statutory language regarding fees.

Effect

Upon the entry of the order, the proceeding will be treated as if it had never occurred. All index references will be deleted and the person, court, law enforcement officers, and departments can properly reply that no record exists pertaining to the person upon inquiry in any matter. Ga. Code Ann. § 15-11-701(e).

Waiting Periods

The records should be sealed immediately following the completion of informal adjustment, mediation, or other non-adjudicatory procedure or following the dismissal of the petition.

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