The statistics are simply staggering. Sixty-five million Americans have a criminal record. That’s nearly 1 in 4 adults in this country. In Georgia, the numbers are even worse. More than one-third of Georgia residents have a criminal record. In many instances, these criminal records are out-dated, relate to minor offenses or consist of mere arrests that were never prosecuted and/or no conviction was obtained.
Under federal law, there is no limit on how long background check companies can report a conviction. So, your criminal record can literally follow you for life. Even arrests that do not result in a conviction can be reported by background check companies for seven years!
If you are one the millions of Georgians who has a criminal record, you know how the system punishes you again and again. Have you applied for a job lately or tried to lease an apartment? Chances are, you’ve been denied employment, a place to live and perhaps credit or insurance because of your record.
Fortunately, you don’t have to live with the cloud of a criminal record hanging over your head, and at McRae Bertschi, we can help. We specialize in helping Georgians have their criminal records expunged and sealed. Because of recent changes in the law, the time has never been better to try to clear your record and move on with your life. Call us today for a free consultation.