In July 2014 Alabama’s new expungement law went into effect. If you have been arrested or charged with a criminal offense and seek an improved future, call Matthew Swerdlin, Attorney at Law to schedule a consultation.
You are eligible for expungement in the following situations:
- If you have been found not guilty at trial.
- If you have had misdemeanor criminal offenses, traffic violations, or municipal ordinance violations dismissed with prejudice, no-billed by a grand jury, or dismissed without prejudice more than two years ago (and has not been refiled).
- If you have had non-violent felony offenses no-billed by a grand jury, dismissed with prejudice, or dismissed or dropped one year after completion of a diversion program like drug treatment, mental health treatment or veterans court.
- If you have had non-violent felony charges dismissed without prejudice more than five years ago and (1) the charges have not been refiled, and (2) you have not been convicted of any other felony or misdemeanor crime, violation, or traffic violation, excluding minor traffic violations, during the previous five years.
Certain felony charges, including violent felonies, are not eligible for expungement.