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DUI Record Expungement in Savannah, Georgia

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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 and knowledgeable Savannah 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 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 emphasize enough how important it is to retain a Savannah lawyer.

If you have questions or need counsel through this time, do not hesitate to fill out a free case evaluation.

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