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Getting a Pardon in Georgia: The Path to Felony Expungement
September 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Georgia Justice Project (GJP) is hosting a training about Getting a Pardon in Georgia: The Path to Felony Expungement on Wednesday, Sept. 14th at 4 PM. It will be held virtually on Zoom–you can log in by computer or phone. Register HERE: Webinar Registration – Zoom
If you receive a pardon for a felony conviction you can then ask the court that handled your case to restrict and seal (expunge) the record of that conviction so that it will not be visible to employers, landlords, and other decision-makers. This is a huge opportunity for people with felony convictions to be able to move on from their record.
In Georgia, pardons are granted by the State Board of Pardons and Paroles and although you do not need an attorney to apply, the process may seem complicated. In this webinar Georgia Justice Project attorneys will go through the pardon process step-by-step and talk about next steps to apply for expungement after a pardon has been granted. The pardon process can take several months, so starting now is a good idea.
Also, a reminder that if you are off paper, you are eligible to vote. A felony conviction does NOT mean you lose your right to vote forever in Georgia, and you do NOT need a pardon in order to vote. Once you have completed probation or parole, you can re-register and vote.