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District attorney offering opportunity to ‘expunge’ felony arrests

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District attorney offering opportunity to ‘expunge’ felony arrests


DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James is offering some offenders in DeKalb County a chance at redemption.

On Saturday, Dec. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the District Attorney’s Office will hold a Records Expungement Day, according to a press release.

The event offers, “People with felony arrests a chance to have the arrests cleared from their record, if they qualify.”

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The press release says felony convictions do not qualify for expungement.

“The event is aimed at giving those with dismissed cases a better chance at obtaining gainful – or even improved – employment, factors which are proven to reduce criminal behavior,” the press release says. “Organizations offering career and educational information will be on-hand as well.”

It will be held at the DeKalb County Courthouse, 556 N. McDonough Street, Decatur, GA.

Interested parties should bring:

– Driver’s License or state ID

– Certified copy of your Arrest Disposition (available from the DeKalb Superior Court Clerk)

– Copy of Criminal History (available from any area police department)

– A positive attitude

Source: DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office

There’s parking available at the courthouse parking deck located at 125 West Trinity Place.

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