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Expungement of Criminal Records: Do I Qualify?

May 7, 2014

For the first time in Alabama, recent changes in the Alabama legislature can provide a way for persons charged, but not convicted, of non-violent felonies or misdemeanors to expunge or essentially erase those charges.  Historically, all criminal charges, including dismissals and acquittals, remain on your public record.  For many individuals, this can hinder employment opportunities and other types of litigation.  With the new expungement laws, traffic violations, municipal ordinances, misdemeanors and violations may be erased if the charge was dismissed with prejudice, the person was found not guilty, the charge was dismissed without prejudice and two years have lapsed or the charge was given a no-bill by the grand jury.  Additionally, non-violent felonies may be expunged if the charge was dismissed with prejudice, the person was found not guilty, the charge was given a no-bill by the grand jury, the person successfully completed a diversion program or the five years have lapsed after the charge was dismissed with prejudice.  For more information on whether you may qualify for expungement and the procedural requirements, please contact Kourtney Ballew at Hodges Trial Lawyers.

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