Savannah DUI Expungement Attorney
Reliable Legal Counsel from Our DUI Attorney
Unfortunately, the expungement process does not allow for DUI convictions
to be removed from individuals’ records in Georgia. However, this
by no means indicates that you must forever deal with the charges on your
record or the conviction. You do have several legal options that a skilled
Savannah DUI attorney can help you pursue.
As of 2013, Georgia no longer even uses the term “expungement,”
instead referring to the process as “record restriction.”
It is important that you have a firm grasp of these new laws and how they
will affect your specific case.
The Law Offices of Robert F. Pirkle offers the reliable support and counsel you need to move forward from
your DUI case.
Call us today!
What are my options if I’ve been convicted?
There is no denying that having a DUI conviction on your record can make
it difficult to secure certain jobs, get into certain programs, or even
find housing in some cases. This can be very frustrating for individuals,
which is why many seek to find out if expungement can free them of this burden.
While no DUI conviction can be expunged in Georgia, there are other options.
While it may be difficult, if your case was just recently ruled on, you
could file an appeal. If you win your case and the ruling is overturned,
you may be eligible to have your records restricted. This can be a very
difficult process without an insightful and reliable DUI attorney on your side.
What if I just have charges on my record?
There are certain cases that will qualify for record restrictions. For
example, if a case was dismissed for a qualifying reason, such as participating
in a pretrial intervention or pretrial diversion program, the records
of the charges and arrest may be restricted. However, you cannot have
the charges restricted if the case was dismissed due to you pleading guilty
to other more serious charges. If all charges don’t qualify for
restriction, you won’t be able to secure a record restriction. Other
situations that may allow for records to be restricted include cases where
the prosecutor dismissed the case for insufficient evidence or decided
not to prosecute the case for whatever reason.
Clearing your record following a DUI arrest and conviction can be extremely
difficult, if not impossible, in Georgia. We cannot emphasis enough how
important it is to retain a Savannah DUI lawyer.
If you have questions or need counsel through this time, do not hesitate to
fill out a free case evaluation.