I hope this message finds you well, present circumstances excluded. I am a licensed attorney with over a dozen years of practice experience handling matters of this nature. It is a pleasure to assist you today.
You can have your record cleared of the charge that is impeding your progress here. You need to take the following steps:
- You need to get a copy of your NCIC report (rap sheet) from the Georgia Criminal Information Center to see precisely what the charge was, what court it was filed within and what they list the outcome as being (what is actually listed may differ from what you believe it should be);
- You then need to file a petition to expunge your record in the court in which the charge was pending, or in the alternative, seal the charge (which should effectively remove this from your criminal history);
- In the motion, you need to request a hearing - in the hearing, you can explain why you are wanting the record cleared so as to be a foster parent (that will work well before the court); and
- Once the order is entered, you need to provide a certified, stamp-filed copy to the Georgia Criminal Information Center to upload onto your record;
- Once uploaded, your record will be clear and the background for foster care will be clear of any charges as well.
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Thank you and best wishes!