This will stay on her record permanently. Unfortunately, expungement is not available for convictions.
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You say it was a first offense DUI and that she was convicted. If she plead under the first offender act, the arrest would still show, but the conviction would not. However, what you probably mean is that she received an affidavit in court stating that the conviction or plea was her first DUI in 5 years, which allowed her to get a permit to drive during the suspension period. That is different from first offender treatment for the conviction. If so, the record cannot be expunged at all, and both the arrest and conviction will remain on her record.
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Unfortunately a Conviction for any crime cannot be Expunged in Georgia under the current state statutes. The arrest and conviction for the DUI and Fleeing/Attempting to Elude will remain on her Criminal History for the Rest of Her life! I know this isn't the answer you were hoping for, but I believe it is accurate under the current Georgia law. Good Luck, George McCranie IV
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In Georgia, unfortunately, a valid DUI criminal conviction cannot be expunged and remains on your record forever. Under OCGA 35-3-37, however, a person can try to expunge a criminal record if he or she believes his or her criminal records to be inaccurate or incomplete. In such a case, he or she may request the original agency having custody or control of the detail records to purge, modify, or supplement them and to notify the center of such changes. Should the agency decline to act or should the individual believe the agency's decision to be unsatisfactory, the individual or his or her attorney may, within 30 days of such decision, enter an appeal to the superior court of the county of his or her residence or to the court in the county where the agency exists, with notice to the agency, to acquire an order by the court that the subject information be expunged, modified, or supplemented by the agency of record. In contrast to a criminal conviction, an ARREST, including any fingerprints or photographs of the individual taken in conjunction with such arrest, can be expunged if the prosecuting attorney determines that the following criteria have been satisfied: (a) the charge was dismissed under the conditions set forth above or specified in OCGA 35-3-37; (b) no other criminal charges are pending against the individual; and (c) the individual has not been previously convicted of the same or similar offense under the laws of Georgia, the United States, or any other state within the last five years, excluding any period of incarceration. In your mom's case, it appears the criminal convictions cannot be expunged and will remain on her record forever. Therefore, your mom's criminal convictions might have serious implications on her future employment prospects, civic appointments, and could result in higher insurance rates, restrictions on credit if noted on her credit report, and myriad other potentially adverse consequences. I know you do not like this answer, but the law is the law.
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