Georgia Background Checks
Georgia’s criminal records are maintained by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Much of their data is reported to our national database, which Intelifi reports instantaneously. However, what some employers do not know is that some records can be maintained at the county level and do not always get reported to the national database. Because of this, we have court researchers available in every county in the state of Georgia that go to each county courthouse on a daily basis to perform record checks. Combining county court searches with your instant national database search will ensure that you leave no stone unturned. Choosing a provider that is experienced with county clerk searches is very important, and Intelifi maintains the highest quality of reporting.We will provide both Felony and Misdemeanor convictions in the state of Georgia, ranging from DWI’s and Petty Theft to more severe crime such as Aggravated Assault and Child Abuse.Contact Intelifi today to speak to an account representative and begin comprehensive pre-employment screening in the state of Georgia.
- Restriction : State Public Employees - Ban-the-Box Provisions
FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYERS ONLY: Per an Executive order, all questions regarding criminal history and removed from state employment applications. Also inquiries into an applicant’s criminal record cannot be made after “the initial stage of the state employment application process.”
This Executive Order was signed by the Governor on February 23, 2015.
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- Restriction : Use of First Offender record
Employer may not use a “first offender” conviction, except for employers such as: banks, schools, day care, nursing homes and those serving the developmentally disabled.
See G.C.A. 35-3-34.1. A first offender is a person who has not been previously convicted of a felony. The court may offer a deferred sentencing process. G.C.A 42-8-60. Several offenses do not qualify for first offender treatment. Also see the Exceptions box.
Exceptions of Note:
OCGA §42-8-60 disqualifies the following offenses from the “first offender” list: -- A) Serious violent felony §17-10-6.1: 1) Murder and felony murder, 2) Armed robbery, 3) Kidnapping, 4) Rap 5) Aggravated child molestation, 6) Aggravated sodomy, 7) Aggravated sexual battery-----B) Sexual Offenses §17-10-6.2: 1) Aggravated assault with intent to rape, 2) False imprisonment of a child under 14, 3) Sodomy, 4), Child molestation, 5) Enticing child for indecent purposes, 6) Sexual assault against person in custody, 7) Incest, 8) Second subsequent sexual battery, 9) Sexual exploitation of children------- C) Sexual Exploitation of children §16-12-100: 1) Electronically furnishing obscene material to a child §16-12-100.1, 2) Computer pornography and child exploitation §16-12-100.2
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