Blankenship Law Firm

Expungment of Criminal Record

A Mistake from the Past does not have to haunt your Future.

 Beginning July 2014, the State of Alabama allows for the
sealing and expungment of records of criminal charges, under certain
circumstances. Once an expungment is granted, the Court will order all records
concerning your arrest to be removed from the records of all agencies, courts,
law enforcement, Board of Paroles and Pardons, and District Attorney’s office.
It will be as if your arrest never occurred.

 Misdemeanor records may be expunged under one of the
following circumstances
:

     ·        
Charge
was dismissed with prejudice

     ·        
Charge
has been no billed by a grand jury

     ·        
You
were found not guilty of the charge

     ·        
Charge
was dismissed without prejudice more than two years ago, has not been refilled,  and you have not been convicted of any other felony, misdemeanor crime, any
violation, or any traffic violation, excluding minor traffic violations during
the previous two years.


Non-Violent Felony
Charges may be expunged under the following circumstances
:

     ·  Charge is dismissed
with prejudice

     ·  Charge is no billed
by a grand jury

     ·  You were found not
guilty of the charge

     ·  Charge was dismissed
after successful completion of a drug court program, mental health program,
veteran’s court, or any other court approved deferred prosecution program after
one year from successful completion of program

     ·  Charge was dismissed without prejudice more
than five years ago, has not been refiled, and you have not been convicted of
any other felony or misdemeanor crime, any violation, or any traffic violation,
excluding minor traffic violations, during the previous five years.


Don’t let a mistake
from your past continue to haunt your record. Call today for a free
consultation to find out if we can help you.