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Hello and thank you for your question.Your brother can obtain his Georgia criminal history through the police department or sheriff's office in Georgia, or through the Georgia felon search. It may also be available through the FBI. Useful information and links are available here http://georgia.gov/popular-topic/getting-copies-criminal-records After he obtains his criminal history he can deal with whatever is on it and clear it up. If there are any errors, they can be corrected. If it shows an outstanding warrant on the court case, he can deal with that. It is likely the bench warrant would still be active although the case itself would be deemed inactive and may be brought forward and prosecuted. Generally, bench warrants do not go away on their own. He may want to consult a local criminal defense attorney in Georgia on the best way to go about addressing the open charge. If he doesn't address the outstanding warrant and he is stopped by police for any reason including a traffic violation, he may be arrested on the warrant and Georgia could decide to extradite him if he is in South Carolina. Please feel free to ask any follow-up questions.
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