Auburn Expungement Lawyer
We can clear your good name. You may be eligible for an expungement depending on the outcome of your case. Expungements allow individuals who faced these charges but were not convicted to seek to have these records expunged or sealed or made to go away. This is great news since previously there was no way to have these arrest records removed even if the prosecutor did not pursue your case or you won at trial. You still had an arrest that a back ground check would find. Let our experienced Expungement Attorneys who are located in Auburn, Alabama walk you through this process and make sure it gets done correctly.
What is Expungement?
Expungement is a legal procedure in which someone petitions the court to have an arrest record and/or criminal conviction be erased from their criminal history record. Once the court issues an order of expungement, the applicable offense is no longer part of one’s publically accessible criminal history record, but may still be available for specified law enforcement purposes. At this point, you can legally say that you were not arrested for this offense. Reach out to a skilled defense attorney to learn more.
Alabama Expungement Laws
In 2013, the Alabama legislature passed a law allowing charges for non-felonies or non-violent felonies to be removed from a someone’s criminal record under certain circumstances. Alabama’s expungement law does not allow for criminal convictions to be expunged. In order to expunge a charge, that charge must have been dismissed either through a program, a Nol Prosse, or a verdict or an acquittal.
Charges for non-violent felony offenses may be expunged if the charge was dismissed with prejudice but it is important to keep in mind that there is is a 90 day waiting period before someone can file a petition for expungement for a non-violent felony charge that was dismissed with prejudice. Charges can also be expunged if the charge was no-billed by a grand jury, the individual was found not guilty, the charge was dismissed without prejudice more than five years ago, or the charge was dismissed after they successfully completed a court-approved diversion or deferred prosecution program (e.g. substance abuse, mental health) and it has been more than one year since the completion of that program. Let our experienced lawyers help you with your Expungement Petition.
Some general guidelines to consider include:
Was your charge/case dismissed?
Was your charge/case no-billed by the grand jury?
Were you found not guilty at trial?
Was your charge a misdemeanor or a non-violent felony?
Did you complete some type of pre-trial diversion program?
Hal Walker of the Walker Law Firm has represented thousands of defendants during his legal career. Rest assured that he and his staff will work hard for you to resolve this very personal and embarrassing matter. If you can answer in the affirmative to any of the above guidelines we may be able to help you clear your name. Use the form to your left to contact us or contact Hal directly at [email protected] or 334-329-7325 to make a confidential appointment and hear what options you may have.
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