Record Restrictions Legal Representation Focused on You

Alpharetta Record Restriction Lawyer

Serving Clients in Cumming, Sandy Springs, Johns Creek, Fulton County & Forsyth County

If you have ever been arrested or charged with a crime, you may be concerned that your record will affect your future. Even if you were not prosecuted or convicted, a criminal record could have an impact on your job, relationships, and reputation. The good news is that Georgia allows for record restrictions. If eligible, you can keep your criminal record from public scrutiny, giving yourself a chance at a fresh start. Brian Hansford Law can help you protect your reputation.

Ask our Alpharetta criminal defense attorney to guide you through the record restriction process. Call us today at (678) 647-6444 or contact us online.

How Record Restriction Works

Record restriction (previously called expungement) means that aspects of your criminal history become unavailable to the public and can only be accessed by law enforcement. After your record is restricted, a potential employer would not be able to view your criminal history. However, if you are later charged with a different crime, officers of the law may review your full record.

Some records are eligible for restriction, and some are not. Most felony convictions are not eligible, but an arrest for a felony charge that was not referred for prosecution may be.

Record restriction for eligible records happens automatically if you were arrested after July 1, 2013:

Some drug charges may be restricted after five years if you complete a drug court program. For arrests before July 1, 2013, you must apply for record restriction.

How We Can Help

Depending on your record, your case’s final disposition, and various other factors, record restriction can be complicated. Our Alpharetta criminal defense attorney understands the impact your record has on your life. We can advise you of your options, walk you through the process, and even file petitions for restriction for you.

Ready to start clearing your name? Don’t wait. Ask Brian Hansford Law to handle your record restriction.

Contact our offices at (678) 647-6444 and speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney today.

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Why Brian Hansford Law?

  • First Class Representation

    At Brian Hansford Law, you get a defense team that will give you their undivided attention to your case. We take the time to understand your situation and meticulously prepare your caseĀ in an effort to achieve the best possible result.

  • Former Prosecutor

    Having been a former prosecutor, Brian Hansford understands both sides of the criminal justice system. This experience helps him design an effective defense for his clients.

  • Fierce Trial Attorney

    Many attorneys are afraid to go to trial - NOT US! We aggressively prepare every case as if it will go to trial.

  • 20 Years of Experience

    There's no substitution for experience. With 20 years of practicing law, our team has handled all kinds of charges from misdemeanors to some of the most complex and serious crimes.

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