Who can see my criminal record in Georgia?
Many people wonder who has access to their criminal history in Georgia. Because many court records are now online, someone’s criminal record can easily be found.
Here are the basic rules on accessing someone’s criminal record.
Anyone can see felony convictions in Georgia for a small fee. (See the Georgia Felon Search here.) Most courthouses also have their records online, so anyone can also search the court where the criminal case was handled to see information about a criminal case. However, they would need to know which court to look in – the defendant’s name and case information normally will not show up on an internet search. If there is a news story, that usually will show up on an internet search. If the felony conviction is restricted and sealed, it should no longer show up.
Employers and Landlords must get a person’s permission to run a general criminal background check on that person. That background check will likely show all charges that haven’t been restricted/expunged or sealed.
Employers who work with special populations have permission to see additional records. They must get someone’s permission to run a general background check. That check will show restricted/expunged and discharged crimes if they are relevant.
Law enforcement, prosecutors, and judges can see everything on someone’s criminal record. No permission is required.
You can see everything on your criminal record by ordering a copy of your criminal record from your local police department.
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