Atlanta DUI Expungement Attorney
Protecting Your Future & Criminal Record
Expungement is the process of destroying or restricting disclosure of a person's criminal record. In Georgia, convictions may not be expunged. However, expungement is allowed for individuals who were arrested but were not later convicted of the crime. The benefits of this process are very tangible—expunging your record means no future education and employment opportunities may be barred from you because of a mark on your criminal record.
Consult a Firm with 40+ Years of Collective Experience
Expungement is as complicated as many other legal processes. There are several requirements and restrictions that individuals must abide by. At The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C., our Atlanta DUI lawyers have assisted clients in thousands of DUI cases with success. If you are seeking to have your
DUI arrest expunged from your criminal record, you should ensure the process goes smoothly and does not add further burden.
Contact our firm and consult with a legal team that has the skills necessary to help you fight for a positive resolution!
Automatic Record Restriction
As of July 1st, 2013, Georgia law dictates that
arrests will be automatically restricted from a criminal record after several years if they are not referred for prosecution. Misdemeanors are restricted after 2 years, most felonies are restricted after 4 years, and serious crimes are restricted after 7 years. Depending on the circumstances, your arrest may not be automatically suspended even after the allotted time. With the help of our DUI lawyer in Atlanta, you may pursue an effective course of legal action to ensure eligible arrests are expunged from your record.
Applying for Expungement
Individuals must apply for each individual expungement separately. The process itself involves only a few steps, but the success of an expungement depends on the individual's knowledge of the law and correct filing of documents. There are fees attached to the filing process—if you incorrectly submit an application for expungement, you may not be able to recover these costs.
As former prosecutors, our DUI attorneys in Atlanta have working knowledge of the law from both sides of the courtroom. Our firm is able to provide effective criminal defense to our clients as well as help them prepare for other legal actions, including expungement, and save them from unnecessary expenses. Schedule a case consultation today and get the legal assistance you may need to expunge the DUI arrest from your criminal record!