I was stopped by a police officer in Cowetta GA for speeding. I was on my way back to Tuskegee from the Atlanta airport. The officer proceeds to give me a ticket for speeding, but he also Arrests me for driving on a suspended license (I did not know my license was suspended. I found out my license was suspended in Indiana for not appearing for court). I now have a misdemeanor on my record because of this. Prior to getting out of jail the judge said he would dismiss the charges as long as I go to court.
I have had an ongoing case over the past year and satisfied all requirements for the speeding charges. I was then told I would not be able to remove the misdemeanor off my record. This has affected my ability for job offers. I really need help in trying to remove this misdemeanor off my record. I am a current student at Tuskegee University. This was taken place in Cowetta county Georgia.
I am sorry to hear about your plight. I don't practice in Georgia but in many states they do not remove convictions from a record. I suggest you call a Georgia criminal lawyer. I hope this helps.
Matthew Weiss, Esq. Weiss & Associates, PC 212-683-7373 www.nytrafficticket.com Since 1991, we make fighting traffic tickets as easy as possible.
Once a conviction is on your record, it's very difficult to get it removed (record restriction). Depending on your age at the time of the conviction you may be able to get it restricted under Georgia's Youthful Offender Act. Otherwise, your alternative is a Governor's Pardon, which is very difficult to get. I would consult an attorney in the jurisdiction you got the conviction to see the likelyhood of reopening your prior case and working out an alternative to the conviction itself.
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