Expunge Your Alabama Criminal History
Has your life been effected by your past criminal record. As an Expungement Attorney, we will clear your good name. Hal Walker is an Auburn Expungement Lawyer and can handle your Expungement in any county in Alabama. 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. This is great news since previously there was no way to have these arrest records removed in the past. Sealing records does not make public information go away. If the prosecutor did not pursue your case or you won at trial you can apply for an Expungement. For instance, if you received a DUI in Alabama Alabama and was able to get into Pre-Trial Diversion, at the end of that program the Prosecutor would dismiss your case. Unfortunately, the record of your arrest will remain. Let our experienced Expungement Attorneys walk you through this process and make sure it gets done correctly. If your case has been dismissed, you deserve to clear your good name. We can make your criminal record disappear.
What is Expungement?
Expungement is a legal procedure that will most often clear your good name. We will file a petition with the court to have your arrest record and/or criminal conviction erased from their criminal history record. The court issues an order of expungement and the applicable offense is no longer part of one’s view-able criminal history record. Law enforcement will still be able to see your information 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. This can only be accomplished 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. 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. A charge that was dismissed without prejudice more than five years ago can be Expunged. A charge that was dismissed after successfully completed a court-approved diversion or deferred prosecution program (e.g. substance abuse, mental health) can be Expunged. In some cases it must have 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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