Records relating to a first offender case can be ordered restricted by the court at sentencing or during the term of a sentence imposed before July 1, 2016. Ga. Code Ann. §42-8-62.1(b).
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Ineligible Category or Citation
See section 42-8-60(j) for offenses ineligible for first offender sentencing.
Thereafter, a petition can be filed with the court to seal all criminal history record information. Click here for more information.
No fee can be charged.
A discharge is not a conviction of a crime and cannot be used to disqualify an individual in any application for employment or appointment to office in either the public or private sector, except for positions listed in section 42-8-63.1. Ga. Code Ann. §§ 42-8-63, 42-8-63.1