DENIED Housing?

DENIED Employment?

DENIED A Professional License?

It’s time to live free and clear!

STEP 1 - Obtain The Record

The first thing we do is obtain a copy of your criminal record, there’s no better place to start but the beginning. Our team will analyze your record and let you know what can be erased.

STEP - 2 Analyze The Record

Many convictions, arrests, dismissals and “dead dockets” can be wiped away. Even though cases were “dismissed” or “nolle prossed” or “first offender” in court, the arrest and charges could still be showing up on your record.

STEP 3 - Clean The Record 

Georgia Law now provides for felonies and misdemeanor convictions to be restricted and sealed (formerly known as expunged). There are several methods available depending on each person’s individual criminal history.
About Us
Karen Shelley, Esq. has practiced criminal law for fourteen years and has seen how devastating a criminal record can be on her clients and their families.

Our team starts at the beginning, by obtaining a criminal record and conducting an analysis to determine if and how we can assist. 

Many misdemeanors and certain felonies qualify for restricting and sealing. If you have been denied access to housing, employment, education or government benefits simply because of a mistake from your past please give us a call. We are excited to help you! 
Ready to move forward & forget the past?
Your record may have several or just one charge on it. The first thing Attorney Karen Shelley does is request the GCIC "official record" and determine what charges are eligible to be restricted and sealed. Each person's record may require just one or a combination of the following services:
  • ​​Misdemeanor Conviction Restricting and Sealing
  • ​Felony "Retroactive First Offender" Convictions, Restricting and Sealing
  • Felony Conviction Pardon Applications, Restricting and Sealing
  • ​Nolle Prosse / Dismissal / Dead Docket Restricting and Sealing
  • ​First Offender Restriction and Sealing
  • ​​Conditional Discharge Restriction and Sealing
HAVE QUESTIONS?
See Our FAQs

 My case is not from Georgia, but I live in Georgia.

Clean My Record℠ only works with Georgia criminal records at this time. You will need to contact an attorney in the State where you were convicted.

 Do I need to come to Court?

Probably not. Most of our work does not require a court hearing. It does require patience though, since oftentimes we have to wait for the government to act on our requests.

 My case was dismissed (or nolle prossed). Why is it still on my record?

Cases that were dismissed PRIOR to 2013 still show up on a person’s GCIC and the clerk’s records. That means that private background companies can still view the records. Cases dismissed AFTER 2013 should automatically be restricted and sealed, but sometimes they aren’t.

 I was sentenced as a First Offender / Conditional Discharge . Shouldn’t it have just gone away?

Yes it should, but no, this happens all the time. The First Offender status needs to be restricted from your GCIC and sealed by the Clerk of the sentencing court.

For cases after July 2016, an attorney can submit the sealing order at sentencing. If this didn’t happen, or for a sentence prior to July 2016, a Petition needs to be filed to completely seal the charge.

 Can a Felony be cleaned off my record?

Yes they can! We specialize in assisting individuals with felony convictions to apply for pardons with the Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole.
 
Additionally, a new law called “Retroactive First Offender” is now in effect, which provides for individuals weren’t aware of the First Offender statute to be resentenced as a First Offender. The conviction has to be for a crime that would meet the requirements of the First Offender law.

 Can Misdemeanor sentences be erased?

Yes they can! This is great news, especially for people who are seeking a professional license or security clearances. Everyone can request that two lifetime misdemeanors be restricted and sealed from their record. Some misdemeanors, such as DUI, theft (except shoplifting) and sex crimes do not qualify.

 How Much Does This Cost?

Fees start at $350 for an analysis of an individual’s criminal history. Attorney Karen Shelley obtains and reviews the record and summarizes the potential and probability of success for restricting & sealing each charge.
 
Should you decide to move forward, fees range from $1750 upwards. The initial screening fee of $350 is deducted from the total cost and included in the fee agreement.
Contact us for more details at 470-231-5008 or book an online appointment with our intake team here. Feel free to email intake@cleancriminalrecords.com anytime. 
HAVE QUESTIONS?
See our FAQs
My case is not from Georgia, but I live in Georgia.
Clean My Record only works with Georgia criminal records at this time. You will need to contact an attorney in the State where you were convicted.
Do I need to come to Court?
Probably not. Most of our work does not require a court hearing. It does require patience though, since oftentimes we have to wait for the government to act on our requests.
My case was dismissed (or nolle prossed). Why is it still on my record?
Cases that were dismissed PRIOR to 2013 still show up on a person’s GCIC and the clerk’s records. That means that private background companies can still view the records. Cases dismissed AFTER 2013 should automatically be restricted and sealed, but sometimes they aren’t.
I was sentenced as a First Offender / Conditional Discharge . Shouldn’t it have just gone away?
Yes it should, but no, this happens all the time. The First Offender status needs to be restricted from your GCIC and sealed by the Clerk of the sentencing court. 
For cases after July 2016, an attorney can submit the sealing order at sentencing. If this didn’t happen, or for a sentence prior to July 2016, a Petition needs to be filed to completely erase the charge.
Can a Felony be cleaned off my record?
Yes they can! We specialize in assisting individuals with felony convictions to apply for pardons with the Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole.
Additionally, a new law called “Retroactive First Offender” is now in effect, which provides for individuals weren’t aware of the First Offender statute to be resentenced as a First Offender. The conviction has to be for a crime that would meet the requirements of the First Offender law.
Can Misdemeanor sentences be erased?
Yes they can! This is great news, especially for people who are seeking a professional license or security clearances. Everyone can request that two lifetime misdemeanors be restricted and sealed from their record. Some misdemanors, such as DUI, theft (except shoplifting) and sex crimes do not qualify.
How Much Does This Cost?
Fees start at $350 for an analysis of an individual’s criminal history. Attorney Karen Shelley obtains and reviews the record and summarizes the potential and probability of success for restricting & sealing each charge.
Should you decide to move forward, fees range from $1750 upwards. The initial screening fee of $350 is deducted from the total cost and included in the fee agreement.
Contact us for more details at 470-231-5008 or book an online appointment with our intake team here. Feel free to email intake@cleancriminalrecords.com anytime. 
"Your past is in the past and you shouldn’t have to live a future without access to employment, education, housing or government benefits simply because of mistakes that haunt your freedom."
Attorney Karen J. Shelley, Esq.
What Our Clients Say
"What sets her apart from even the best attorneys that have these same attributes is her humanity."
Solomon L.
"I honestly couldn’t think of a better representation to have had through this entire process."
Jacob M.
"Karen proved to be the perfect choice to represent my daughter and I’m very grateful for all of her help."
Michael J.
HERE'S WHAT TO DO NOW
How Do I Clean My Georgia Criminal Record?
That’s a common question, and we are here to help you understand. The database of criminal records is called the “GCIC” and is maintained by Georgia Bureau of Investigations. That’s where any fingerprintable  arrests and conviction records are housed.

STEP 1 Restriction 

A Georgia criminal record is also available within of Georgia’s County Clerk’s Offices in which a person had a case(s). Private background companies typically use the clerk’s offices to pull your data along with the GCIC information.

STEP 2 Sealing 

To make sure that neither the GCIC or the Clerk’s office is allowing access to your record, the arrests, convictions, dismissals, felonies and misdemeanors need to be RESTRICTED and SEALED. This used to be called “expungement”.
Even though access to your GCIC may have been restricted, private background check companies pull information from the court records. The court records need to be sealed, which is an additional step.
CONTACT US
Our team is always ready to assist.
  • ​PHONE: (470) 231-5008
  • ​EMAIL: intake@cleancriminalrecords.com
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Our team starts at the beginning, by obtaining a criminal record and conducting an analysis to determine if and how we can assist. Many misdemeanors and certain felonies qualify for restricting and sealing. If you have been denied access to housing, employment, education simply because of a mistake from your past please give us a call. We are excited to help you!

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