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I have 2 misdemeanors - both for shoplifting almost 20 years

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I have 2 misdemeanors - both for shoplifting almost 20 years ago - can these misdemeanors be expunged - I have turned my life around and have not been arrested in almost 20 years.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  CrimDefense replied 8 years ago.
What State did these happen in? Were you adjudicated in either?
Expert:  CrimDefense replied 8 years ago.

In Georgia, under some circumstances, you may be able to have a criminal record expunged, which means that some records are destroyed and others are restricted from disclosure.


You may be eligible for expungement if:

  • Charges against you have been disposed of without a conviction and you have not been convicted of a crime in the past five years, or
  • You have a juvenile record, but you were not adjudicated delinquent.

If you are eligible for expungement, you may make a written request to the proper law enforcement agency. If the agency denies your request, you may challenge that decision in court.

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.

Is this in response to the latest details provided.

Expert:  CrimDefense replied 8 years ago.
Yes. If you want to try and attempt to get your record expunged, the Clerk of Courts should have the necessary paperwork for you to fill out and submit.