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Wrongly arrested?

Wrongly arrested?

 

 

 

 

 

Alabama’s new expungement law becomes effective July 2014.The new law will allow a limited amount of eligible people to clear their Alabama record.  If you or someone you know were:

Misdemeanor or Traffic Offense

1) charged with a misdemeanor criminal offense, a traffic violation, or a municipal ordinance violation –

2) if the charge was dismissed with prejudice, no-billed by a grand jury, the person was found not guilty of the charge,
3) or the charge was dismissed without prejudice more than two years ago and has not been refiled.

 Non-violent felonies

4) In the event of a no-bill by a grand jury, a dismissal of the charge with prejudice, or a finding of not guilty;
5) one year after completion of a diversion program like drug treatment, mental health treatment or veterans court.
You may be eligible to expunge your record.

In addition, a person is also eligible, if the charge was dismissed without prejudice more than five years ago, has not been refiled, and the person has 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.

The Murray Law Group, LLC always charges a flat fee for expunging your Alabama record. In addition to our, the fee for filing the petition is $300 and you must also pay court cost to the circuit court in which the charge or arrest was prosecuted.

An arrested or charge can follow you for the rest of your life. It shows up when you apply for work, loans, and even volunteering at your child’s school. Expunging your Alabama record will result in the arrest, booking photographs and other records are sealed as if the event never occured. When agencies inquire into your background no record will exist.

The expungement process is a tedious process that only an experience attorney should assist you with. Call our office today to discuss your eligibility.