By Erin Gerstenzang

pics for web FTC and other traffic.015In Georgia, there is a common misconception that after a certain period, perhaps 5 or 7 years, a conviction will “disappear” off your driving or criminal history.  Although any conviction will become less relevant as time passes, there is no period beyond which a record of your conviction will disappear.  As a result, if you have a prior criminal conviction from 20 years ago, it is likely that the prosecutor will know about it when you show up to court.

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