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Are their statute of limitations on a misdemeanor in the state of Ga

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how long does misdemeanors stay on record in the state of Ga?

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The statute of limitations on a misdemeanor is 2 years. Stays on your record forever

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Forever unless expunged or if convicted while a juvenile. Statute of limitations deals with the length of time the star has to prosecute after commission of the crime.

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You seem to have been misinformed about what statute of limitations means. That deals with how long the state has to accuse you of a crime after it has been committed. For misdemeanors it is two years. After conviction, an offense doesn't ever come off your record.

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The statute of limitations (how long the State has to initiate criminal charges from the date the crime was committed) is 2 years. Convictions stay on your record forever unless it is a first offender case.

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