I advise that you need to call a qualified domestic violence criminal defense attorney and do it sooner rather than later. The longer this case sits out in the ether, the greater likelihood that you will loose your best defenses along with the benefits of early aggressive action.
Remember, he does not control whether the state brings charges against you, that is just up to the state. You need to go on the offense and get there soon.
First you need to make sure the case was handled correctly and you qualify for an expungement, then you need to apply and have it processed. The expungement process is really not that hard and the application can be downloaded from the GBI.
But you need to worry about your case first. You need to have it evaluated and effectively dealt with as a violent charge will follow you around for the rest of your life.
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Contact a lawyer and have them file the appropriate documentation.
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S. Carlton Rouse, Esq.
Rouse & Co. LLC
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It is very difficult to have an arrest expunged in Georgia and to do so, your situation must meet very specific criteria and you must file the appropriate papers requesting the expungement. In your case, in all honestly, if an accusation or indictment has been filed against you, which it seems has happened, it may be very difficult, if not impossible, to have the arrest expunged even if the charges are ultimately dismissed. As such, I would suggest you retain a criminal defense attorney in your area to see what avenues may be explored that could include dismissal and expungement.