January 17, 2018

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;
  • Assault;
  • Kidnapping;
  • Sexual Abuse/Rape/Sodomy
  • Burglary;
  • Arson;
  • Stalking;
  • 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!