Your reputation is paramount and at the Windecher Firm, we are here to help you preserve it. David Lee Windecher has comprehensive knowledge in the area of Record Restriction (otherwise known as expungements) and frequently teaches other attorneys on record restriction through the State Bar of Georgia’s Institute of ContinuingLegal Education (ICLE).
David instructs practicing attorneys on how to execute record restriction procedures to ensure their client’s cases are properly closed. David understands all available record restriction procedures from beginning to end, therefore he and his team are prepared to assist you with your current case.
Record restriction is the process of removing arrests, criminal charges, and in some limited exceptions, criminal convictions from one’s personal criminal history report (known as a GCIC – Georgia Crime Information Center – criminal history report). Although the law on record restriction in Georgia has changed with the Record Restriction statute enacted in July of 2013 (O.C.G.A. § 35-3-37), Georgia is still one of the most restrictive states in the country.
Individuals are eligible for record restriction when charges are dismissed or are not prosecuted, or the individual was convicted of certain misdemeanor offenses before they were 21 years of age. The limited exceptions include cases that were placed on a court’s Dead Docket or cases that are eligible for Retroactive First Offender sentencing.
As the law is written, Record Restriction can be a difficult mountain of paperwork and laws to work through, all of which is an area the Windecher Firm has perfected. Contact us today to help preserve your name, reputation and give you the fresh start you deserve.
Our team is well-versed in understanding the types of dispositions (outcomes of a case) that are eligible for record restriction (otherwise known as expungements) under Georgia’s “second chance” laws. Our team will obtain all of the necessary documentation to file motions and petitions to help wipe your criminal record clean and give you the fresh start you deserve.