Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC

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    Jonathan C. Beard
    Attorney & Partner
    Jonathan joined the firm in 2014 and is a graduate of Reinhardt University, Kennesaw State University, and the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law at Faulkner University. As a partner at Miles Hansford and Tallant, LLC, Jonathan's practice primary focuses on ...
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    Lauren C. Giles
    Attorney & Partner
    Lauren Clipp Giles joined Miles & Tallant, LLC in 2009. Her primary practice areas include landlord/tenant law (both negotiating transactions and landlord/tenant litigation), real property disputes, zoning litigation, contract and business litigation, and ...
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    Brian A. Hansford
    Attorney & Founding Partner
    Brian Hansford is one of the founding partners of Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC. With over 15 years of experience, he is the leading criminal defense attorney at the firm and has successfully represented clients facing DUIs, drug violations and felonies, ...
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    Jonah B. Howell
    Attorney & Partner
    Howell joined Miles Hanford & Tallant, LLC in June of 2016. As a Partner with the firm, his primary practice areas are civil and probate litigation, corporate and business representation, estate planning and local government law. Jonah is a native of ...
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    Kevin J. McDonough
    Attorney & Partner
    Kevin McDonough, a Partner at Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC, focuses his practice on three areas of law: Family Law, Business Law, and Wills and Estates. He works closely with his clients to help identify the goals that are most important to them and then ...
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    Deborah Anice Pittman
    Attorney & Partner
    Deborah Anice Pittman joined Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC in 2016 and is now a Partner in the firm. Her primary practice areas are family law and criminal defense; however, she also handles general civil litigation matters and is a certified civil and ...
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    Joshua A. Scoggins
    Attorney & Partner
    Josh Scoggins has extensive experience representing clients in real estate related matters including purchase and sale transactions, real estate development, construction law, commercial leasing, easement acquisition, utility issues, title disputes, ...
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    Kevin J. Tallant
    Attorney & Founding Partner
    Kevin Tallant is a Cumming, Georgia native, and is one of the founding partners of Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC. His primary practice areas include local government law, contract and business litigation, probate litigation, and real property law. Kevin ...
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    J. Ethan Underwood
    Attorney & Partner
    Ethan Underwood practices in the fields of land use, real estate, and property tax law, representing developers, as well as individual property owners. He has negotiated numerous zoning and development actions and advises clients regarding environmental ...

How Record Restriction Works

Record restriction (previously called expungement) means that aspects of your criminal history become unavailable to the public and can only be accessed by law enforcement. After your record is restricted, a potential employer would not be able to view your criminal history. However, if you are later charged with a different crime, officers of the law may review your full record.

Some records are eligible for restriction, and some are not. Most felony convictions are not eligible, but an arrest for a felony charge that was not referred for prosecution may be.

Record restriction for eligible records happens automatically if you were arrested after July 1, 2013:

Some drug charges may be restricted after five years if you complete a drug court program. For arrests before July 1, 2013, you must apply for record restriction.

How We Can Help

Depending on your record, your case’s final disposition, and various other factors, record restriction can be complicated. Our Cumming criminal defense attorneys understands the impact your record has on your life. We can advise you of your options, walk you through the process, and even file petitions for restriction for you.

Contact our offices at (770) 574-6688or our 24/7 criminal defense line at (678) 831-5855 to speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney today.

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Brian has helped me and my family with several cases. Not only is he an amazing and knowledgeable attorney, he also truly cares about his clients. I can't thank Brian enough and, if the need arises, I would not hesitate to call on him again.

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