The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is responsible for keeping your criminal record in the State of Georgia. If you are arrested, your information will be immediately transmitted to the GBI and the arrest information will be placed on your criminal record. This record is available to the public with your consent and can be pulled up if someone is conducting a background check. While your case is pending in the court system, you still have a record, since the GBI tracks all arrests. Typically, only serious traffic offenses like DUI or vehicular homicide are transmitted to your GCIC record. Your criminal record is forever. Your adult record is never sealed and there is no 'look back period'; what is on your record is forever if your case ends in a guilty plea or verdict. To pull your record, go to your local police or sheriff's department and request a copy of your GCIC report. Most agencies charge $20.00 for this information.