i remember getting a DUI charge in Gwinnett County, Georgia; but how do i know if i ever used my first offender act ? where can get that information?
The First Offender Act cannot be used for a DUI. If you want to see what is on your criminal history then go get a copy at the local police department.
As Noah said, you did not. You should still have it available to you if you have been charged with another crime.
Some people refer to the first in five affidavit as a first offender DUI, although a plea as a first offender is a totally different animal, and is not available as others have already stated. DUI offenses are handled based on the number of DUI's you have had within 5 years. If you receive another DUI more than five years from the last one, you are eligible for an affidavit from the Court allowing you to obtain a temporary permit for the suspension time. So, when you hear someone talking about first offender DUI, the affidavit is what they are talking about. A regular first offender plea allows the conviction to never go on you record. A DUI will always show up.
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If your DUI was recent (as in the past few years) then you didn't use your First Offender plea on it because FOA can't be used on a DUI anymore. However, if it was a rather old DUI or if you've had other charges and are concerned that it might have been used, you can go to the police department and ask to have your criminal history run. They will charge you a fee to do so.
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