If you have been charged with a felony offense (with some exceptions) and have never pleaded guilty to or been convicted of a felony, you may be eligible for First Offender treatment under OCGA § 42-8-60. Charges that are considered serious violent felonies, e.g. murder, armed robbery, kidnapping, etc. and sexual offenses are not eligible for First Offender treatment.
First Offender allows you to enter a plea to the offense, but it is not considered a conviction. If you successfully complete all the terms of the sentence, the case will be discharged and you will be exonerated as a matter of law. This means that you can honestly say that you have not been convicted of a felony and all of your civil rights are restored.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and if you or a loved one has been charged with a felony offense and you think you might be eligible for First Offender, please give us a call at 404-581-0999.