Have you been charged with a non-violent felony or misdemeanor, but never convicted? If yes, you soon will be able to have your record expunged, and erased from public view. The attorneys at Ferguson & Ferguson are helping lead the way by preparing the documents required to expunge records in Morgan, Madison, Jackson, Cullman, Dekalb, Limestone, Lawrence and every other county in the State of Alabama. The flood of petitions is beginning, and you can count on the attorneys at Ferguson & Ferguson to lead the way. We offer a no obligation, FREE CONSULTATION to all expungement clients. We are also offering the only LOWEST FEE GUARANTEE in the State of Alabama. Call 24/7 to find out just how low our attorney’s fee can be for an expungement in the State of Alabama. We are preparing petitions now. Call now 256-534-3435 or 256-350-7200. The law goes into effect July, 2014. We are here to help you get your life back in order.
Beginning July 2014, people who have been charged in Alabama with traffic violations, municipal ordinances, violations and misdemeanors may have records expunged if one of the following conditions are met:
The act allows for expunging non-violent felony charges if any of the following conditions are met:
Unfortunately, even if you were not convicted of a violent crime, any charges will remain on your record. The act does not expunge violent felonies listed in the Alabama code, such as: capital murder, murder, manslaughter, assault, kidnapping, rape, sodomy, robbery, burglary, arson, stalking, sexual abuse and domestic violence 1 and 2.
The easiest way to expunge your record is to hire an attorney who is filing for the expungements. We have prepared the papework and understand how it must be completed. You must do the following:
– a certified copy of the arrest record from the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center;
– description of the charges to be considered for removal and description of the agencies involved in the arrest and any incarceration;
– the filing fee is $300 plus any court costs;
– all court fees, restitutions, fines and fees must have been paid in case to be expunged.
The court is to order the expungement of all records in the custody of the court and any records held by any other agency or official, including law enforcement records, except privileged investigation reports by the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles and files of the district attorney. The related agencies are then to certify to the court within six months that the expungement has been completed.
The charge shall be deemed never to have occurred. The court must reply that “no record exists on the matter,” and the person shall not have to disclose the related facts on job or credit applications and other applications. A petitioner must disclose the “fact of the record” to any government, regulatory or licensing agency, any utility or its affiliates or any bank or financial institution.
The agencies have to send the records to the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center which will archive them in a protected file. The records cannot be used for a non-justice purpose and can only be made available when a criminal justice agency provides notice of an investigation of the individual. All arrest records, booking or arrest photos, index references for public records searches and other documents or electronic files concerning the arrest or charge are expunged.
If you need to file a petition for expungement, we are here to help. Call now. Call 256-534-3435.
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Huntsville, AL 35801
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Decatur, AL 35601