Office of the DeKalb County District Attorney

Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit

Sherry Boston, District Attorney

Expungements/Records Restriction

Can I have my records restricted/expunged if I have been convicted of the crime?

I entered a plea of guilty under the provisions of the First Offender Act. Can my record be restricted/expunged?

I received a pardon. Can that record be restricted/expunged?

What if I was arrested for one charge, but I was convicted of another charge. Can I have the arrest charge restricted/expunged?

Can I have my record restricted/expunged if the Grand Jury returns a "No Bill"?

Can I have my record restricted/expunged if I have been acquitted after either a trial by a judge or a trial by jury?

When is record restriction/expungement allowed under Georgia law?

I read the description of the types of arrests that are eligible for record expungement. I believe that my arrest is eligible for expungement. What do I need to do to have my record expunged?

Where do I obtain this form to "Request to Restrict (Expunge) Arrest Record"?

What do I do once I obtain the form?

Who do I submit the "Request" to?

Is there a fee for submitting a Request?

What happens after I have submitted my request to the appropriate law enforcement agency?

Who makes the decision whether to approve or deny the Request for Record Restriction/Expungement?

How will I know whether my Request has been approved or denied?

If the prosecutor's office approves my Request, is the arrest automatically taken off my record?

How can I check on the status of my Request?

What can I do if the District Attorney's Office denies my Request?