The Act allows the court to enter an adjudication of guilt against a defendant who has been granted first offender status when it is subsequently discovered that the defendant was not a first offender. A first offender sentence will not be imposed until such time as the court has reviewed the defendant's criminal record on file with the Georgia Crime Information Center.
Georgia State University Law Review,
PENAL INSTITUTIONS First Offenders: Sentencing and Court Review,
Ga. St. U. L. Rev.
Available at: https://readingroom.law.gsu.edu/gsulr/vol2/iss2/21