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CAN I GET THIS CHARGE TAKING OFF MY RECORD AFTER I HAVE COMPLETED ALL OF MY COMMUNITY SERVICE...

Stockbridge, GA |

I RECENTLY HAD A MARIJUANA UNDER AN OUNCE DROPPED TO A DISORDERLY CONDUCT, IDK IF I COULD GET IT TAKING OFF MY RECORD, WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO GET IT TAKING OFF... I HAD AN INTERVIEW AND THEY SAID THEY SAW THIS ON MY RECORD EVEN THO MY LAWYER TOLD ME IT WAS A "LOCAL" CHARGE, AND THAT NOBODY WOULD BE ABLE TO SEE IT ON MY RECORD IF IT WASNT IN THAT CITY, SHE SAID IT WAS A CITY ORDINANCE... WHAT SHOULD I DO, I REALLY DO THINK I CAN GET A DECENT JOB WITH THIS ON MY RECORD...

I MENT I REALLY DONT THINK

Attorney Answers 3


  1. You need to talk with your lawyer. Fact is, if you were arrested, a record will always exist: sounds like the company you interviewed with pulled your record of arrest. Typically you can only get a charge expunged if its dismissed or you complete some type of pretrial diversion. Entering a plea, even to a municipal ordinance, keeps Lu from getting an expungement. Bottom line: your lawyer has more work to do.


  2. There are possibly some changes being made to Georgia's expungement statute although even those changes may not be applicable to your situation. Your attorney, technically, gave you incorrect advice and, in theory, you might be able to use that to fix things. However, the fact of your conviction for disorderly conduct is something that is not readily apparent on your record. HOWEVER, folks with just a marijuana ARREST get jobs every day, although this might disqualify you for some jobs and/or make it more difficult to find a job. Good luck!

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  3. Having a state marijuana charge reduced to a county ordinance charge keeps the conviction off of your record. That is a big advantage as the conviction should not be reported on your criminal history. In addition, it does not get reported to the Department of Driver Serivcies, so you don't have to worry about a license suspension.
    You would have to apply for an "Expungement" of your arrest to get the Georgia Crime Information Center to remove the arrest.

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