What do I do if my GCIC is missing information or has inaccurate information?
If your GCIC (your official criminal record) is missing information or has incorrect information, the law requires the reporting agency to correct it. Thirty to forty percent of GCICs have missing information, so it is common to have this issue.
Thankfully, it is often easy to correct. Usually, you can call the criminal court clerk and ask them to confirm the information and then update their report to GCIC. Sometimes, getting a correction is more difficult and a written request or motion is required. If the information reported is inaccurate, get a copy of the final disposition or the court paperwork showing the correct information, and send it to the clerk with a request that they update their records. They have 30 days to do so under Georgia law.
If an entire charge is missing, you can choose to call the clerk to have them add it to your record, but you should consider whether you want to work to add more things to your record.
Your official Georgia criminal history record contains information about every incident for which you were arrested and charged with any felony offense or with certain misdemeanor offenses. It should include the outcome/final disposition and also custodial information if you were incarcerated in a Georgia correctional facility. The official Georgia criminal history may be incomplete, or it may not include the information regarding the outcome/final disposition, if the final disposition was not reported to GCIC by the law enforcement or criminal justice agency maintaining the information.
GCICs also may show charges as “time-expired”, which also indicates missing information. See the related blog post on time-expired charges for more information on that issue.
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- Who can see my criminal record in Georgia?
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