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  • Background Checks: What Job Applicants and Employees Should Know

    The new brochure, Background Checks: What Employers Need to Know, offers nuts-and-bolts guidance from the two agencies when employers consider the background of applicants and employees in hiring, retention, promotion, and reassignment. > Questions About Your Background > Background Reports > If the Employer Finds Something Negative in Your Background > Where to Go For Help Content Detail

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    Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
  • DUI (Driving Under the Influence) Laws

    This document is excerpted from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). The document describes DUI laws and penalties. Read More

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    Carl Vinson Institute
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    Spanish / Español
  • General Frequently Asked Questions about Criminal History

    Frequently-asked questions about criminal history and criminal records in Georgia. Content Detail

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    Georgia Justice Project
  • Georgia Bureau of Investigation

    Get criminal history, check the sex offender database and review information on preventing child abuse. The telephone number for criminal history and identification services is automated. Callers with questions regarding their criminal history (expungements, updates, etc.) should call 404-244-2639 and choose option 1. Content Detail

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    Georgia Bureau of Investigation
  • Getting Your Criminal History Records

    This web page answers common questions about criminal history records, such as: (1) How can I obtain a copy of my Georgia criminal history record? (2) What information is contained in a Georgia criminal history record? (3) Can I obtain a Georgia criminal history record of another person? (4) How do I obtain a Georgia criminal history record check from GCIC for employment, licensing, or visa (travel) purposes? (5) How do I request a correction or update of my Georgia criminal history record? (6) How do I contest the information contained in my Georgia criminal history record if it is inaccurate or if my identity has been used in another individual's criminal history record? Content Detail

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    Georgia Bureau of Investigation
  • Learn about Criminal Records in Georgia

    There are two kinds of ways to deal with your criminal record in Georgia: 1) Criminal records restrictions ("expungement") and 2) pardon. Expungement is permitted only when charges are dismissed or are not prosecuted, or the individual was convicted of certain misdemeanor offenses before they were 21 years old. Content Detail

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    Georgia Justice Project
  • Why Clear Your Criminal Record

    If you have ever been arrested or convicted of a crime, your criminal record is likely to be stored in a national or state database. The Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) keeps a record of all of your arrests or convictions in the state of Georgia. Often employers require a GCIC report to get a job. Public agencies may also require a GCIC report to get and keep public benefits. For these reasons, it is important that this report be accurate and reflects only the criminal history that is required by law. Content Detail

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    Spanish / Español