If you are seeking an Alabama expungement please review the expungement overview below. Check back often or Sign Up for an email alert when the Alabama Expungement Kit is ready.
Requirement(s) to qualify for an expungement in the state:
- If 2 years have elapsed since the final discharge of the person from custody; and
- If the person has not been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, the person has not been adjudicated a juvenile delinquent, and no proceeding seeking conviction or adjudication is pending.
- If the sentence is fully completed including probation and payment of all fines.
- If it is found not guilty or the case was dismissed, or not prosecuted (nolle prosequi)
Additional restrictions on who can qualify for an expungement
Persons who can prove inaccurate or incomplete information contained in their criminal convictions. Also, persons subject to investigation of child abuse not resulting in a conviction. A person whose criminal conviction is reversed may have their DNA records expunged. Juvenile sex offenders may not have records expunged.
Does the law provide for sealing? What are the requirements?
- DNA records.
- Records related to investigations of child abuse.
- Records of criminal convictions found to contain inaccuracies or incomplete information. Specifically, if a person is the subject of child abuse investigation that doesn't result in a conviction, the records related to that investigation must be expunged by the investigating agency or authority. A person whose criminal conviction is reversed may have their DNA records expunged.
What does it mean if you have a record expunged or sealed?
Expungement is the process of legally destroying, obliterating or striking out records or information in files, computers and other depositories relating to criminal charges.
The effect of an expungement is that the record is erased and legally deemed not to have occurred
An individual has the legal right to answer "no" to any questions (including those on a job application that inquire about a history of arrests or criminal convictions .
The record may be destroyed or sealed after a certain period of time. Records may be expunged in juvenile cases, or upon satisfactory completion of a court-ordered probation and/or class (es).
Are you eligible for an Alabama Expungement? Most crimes can be expunged. For a description of the crimes that cannot be expunged, click here .