If you have ever been arrested, even if the charges were dismissed or you completed a diversion program, the arrest remains public record and can affect many aspects of your life. As of 2014, Alabama passed a new expungement law allowing certain charges to be expunged from your record. If your charge involved a non-violent crime, chances are you qualify for an expungement.
Examples of violent crimes that cannot be expunged include:
- Murder/Capital Murder/Manslaughter;
- Sexual Abuse/Rape/Sodomy
- Domestic Violence, First and Second Degree;
- Trafficking; and
- Distribution or Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance
If you have charges that you would like taken off of your record, the attorneys at Hodges Trial Lawyers are well-versed in the area of expungement and can help navigate you through the process. Contact our office at 888-539-3110 to see if you qualify to have your charges expunged. If you are interested in learning more about this new program please visit our Expungement Website!