How do I get a copy of my official criminal record in Georgia?
How do I know what’s on my criminal record?
You can get a copy of your official criminal record from most police stations. A lawyer can also request a copy of your official criminal record with your permission.
An official criminal record report in Georgia is called a “GCIC” report, which stands for the “Georgia Crime Information Center.” GCIC is the state agency that keeps track of criminal records in Georgia.
If you would like to order your official criminal record, call your local police station and ask if they provide “GCIC reports” and if there is a fee or other requirement to get one. Most police stations will give you a copy of your official criminal background for a small fee.
When you request your background, make sure you are getting a GCIC report, and make sure you request a “Purpose Code U” report. Some police stations provide just local arrest information instead of a GCIC report. To know what’s truly on your statewide criminal record, you need your GCIC report. A Purpose Code U report is your personal copy, which has all charges on it, even restricted, sealed, and discharged charges.
You must know what’s on your official criminal record before you can determine which charges are eligible for record restriction.
DeVetter Law requests GCIC reports for all our clients to determine their legal options.
Need to know what’s on your criminal record? Need to know if you are eligible for a pardon or restriction? Call us to get started on your case today!
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