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The ACC Second Chance Desk is a free monthly help desk taking place in the ACC Public Utilities Department. Residents can have their criminal history reviewed by an attorney, get a free consultation, and receive assistance filling out pro se (filed on your behalf) restriction and sealing forms for eligible offenses.
Record restriction (and sealing) eligibility and the process for applying can be confusing and intimidating for many people.
Many who would be eligible to restrict and seal their criminal records never do so because they are not aware that remedies are available to them and/or are not sure how to access those remedies.
As a result, millions of Georgians face barriers to employment, housing, and other opportunities. This has a negative impact on individuals, families, and on our community. This desk will be able to help people with this often-confusing process of clearing their criminal histories.
Record restriction means that eligible records on your official Georgia criminal history report are restricted from public view and are only accessible to law enforcement and some government agencies for criminal justice purposes.
To learn more about restricting and sealing your Georgia record, visit: www.gjp.org/record-restriction-expungement/faq/.
Sealing means that eligible court records are sealed from public view and are only accessible to law enforcement and some government agencies for criminal justice purposes. Cases that have been sealed/expunged should not appear on a private background check.
Learn more about what is eligible for restriction and sealing (commonly known as expungement) under Georgia law at https://gjp.org/record-restriction-expungement/faq/ or by reading this two-page flyer of FAQs on 'Can I clean up my Georgia criminal history?'
Currently, you must pre-register for an appointment to be seen at the desk. Appointment registration opens on the first day of every month. If there are no available appointments, you will have to wait for registration to reopen. Please click below to complete the registration information and select an appointment date and time.
If you have questions, please call 706-613-3215 (Solicitor-General's Office) or email firstname.lastname@example.org (Georgia Justice Project).