The change in the law changed the title from expungement to "Record Restriction." The link below will take you to the Georgia Justice Project's website, and it can give you the information that you need. Good luck to you.
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Yes,yes and yes. The language you used isn't exact, but so far as the public is concerned, First offender treatment of an offense contemplates the removal from the GCIC, except for law enforcement, who will ALWAYS be able to see the history. Also do not expect the courts to make this happen automatically. Hire criminal defense attorney familiar with the procedure.
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Unfortunately, I have to disagree with the previous answer slightly. While a plea under the conditional discharge statute (OCGA 16-13-2) was included in the new Record Restriction law (even if the date of offense was before law change), a traditional first offender sentence was not unfortunately.