- Official Code of Georgia Annotated Section 35-3-37(j)
Your record can be restricted aka expunged under the Youthful Offender Act.
If you were convicted of certain misdemeanor charges when you were under the age of twenty-one (21) or a series of misdemeanors arising from a single incident, you may be eligible.
- Some misdemeanor offenses are not eligible for restriction like
- Serious Traffic Offenses including,
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
- Reckless Driving
- Aggressive Driving
- Theft (does not include Shoplifting)
- Child Molestation
- Enticing a Child for Indecent Purposes
- Keeping a Place of Prostitution
- Pandering by Compulsion
- Masturbation for Hire
- Giving Massages in a Place used for Lewd Sexual Acts
- Sexual Battery
- Sexual Assault by Persons with Supervisory or Disciplinary Authority
- Sexual Exploitation of Children
- Electronically Furnishing Obscene Material to Minors
- Obscene Telephone Contact with a Minor
- Computer Pornography.
If you were not charged and convicted of the crimes listed above AND
You were under the age of twenty-one (21) when convicted;
You successfully completed the sentence; and
You have not been charged with a criminal offense in the last five (5) years before you are petitioning for restriction (excluding non-serious traffic offenses), THEN your record can be expunged and you can start life again with a clean (or cleaner) slate.