Re: First Offender Act and Employment Background Checks
Ga. -Generally re employment, there are no limitations on inquiring or using arrest & conviction information but one major exception concerns convictions under the Ga. First Offender Program. With *limited/some exceptions*, a discharge under the program "is not a conviction of a crime under the laws of this state & may not be used to disqualify a person in any application for employment or appointment to office in either the public or private sector."
I have no additional information (ie if all terms of sentence were completed) other than knowing your boyfriend was sentenced under the program. When an offender has successfully completed the terms of his/her First Offender Sentence, a discharge…is not a conviction of a crime under the laws of this state.
Re an expungement, it's usually not done for a sentence under the program. Your boyfriend can talk to an attorney & see what they might be able to do for him or tell him. Actually, an expungement is only done in very limited cirumstances in Ga.
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