In Alabama, expungement laws are very stringent. Only individuals who have been charged without conviction of a misdemeanor or non-violent felony may erase their records.
Misdemeanors and other violations are eligible if the defendant was found not guilty, if the charge was dismissed with or without prejudice more than 2 years ago (and was not refiled), or if the charge was no-billed by a grand jury.
Only non-violent felonies are eligible for expungement if there was not a guilty verdict, dismissed charges, or no-billed charges. Also, defendants who completed a diversion program or were not convicted of any other crimes (with an exception of minor traffic violations) within the last five years are also eligible for expungement in Alabama.
If you were charged with a crime as an adult in Alabama, then you should be aware that there are police and court records about your arrest and court case, even if you were found not guilty or the charges were disposed of in your favor. There is good news, though, because in April of 2014 the Alabama Legislature passed a new expungement law.
If you would like your criminal record to be expunged, please contact an expungement attorney to discuss your situation. We offer free phone, video, and office consultations for all expungement cases in Alabama! During your initial consultation – we’ll review the details of your criminal record and inform you of whether or not you’re eligible for an Alabama expungement. Schedule your free consultation today by calling our Huntsville/ Athens location at (256) 539-4464 or completing an online case evaluation form.
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