Mobile Expungement Lawyer
Mobile and Baldwin County, Alabama Expungement & Pardon Lawyer
Jordan M. Copeland, Attorney at Law
Office Phone: (251) 545-3637
The Expungement Law became effective in the State of Alabama in 2014. Mobile Expungement Lawyer, Jordan M. Copeland represents people across Mobile and Baldwin Counties seeking a remedy from their past criminal records. There will be thousands of potential petitions for expungement eligible to be filed in Mobile County and Baldwin County, Alabama. Alabama Expungement Attorney, Jordan M. Copeland represents clients seeking to expunge their arrest record in Mobile and Baldwin Counties. Attorney, Jordan M. Copeland of ExpungementAlabamaLawyer.com represents clients in the process of seeking an expungement of their arrest record throughout the State of Alabama. Review our website for more information and contact us if you believe your arrest record may be eligible for an expungement in Mobile County, Baldwin County or elsewhere in Alabama.
MOBILE AND BALDWIN COUNTY CRIMINAL RECORDS THAT CAN BE EXPUNGED (CLEARED)
If you have been arrested in Mobile or Baldwin County, Alabama for a violation, a misdemeanor, or a non-violent felony and you were not convicted, you may eligible to petition the proper court for an expungement (clearing) of record from your arrest. The charge must have been disposed of under one of the following conditions: your charge was dismissed; your charge was no billed by a grand jury; or you were found “Not Guilty”. Violent felony charges (as defined by Alabama law) are not eligible to be expunged, even if you were not convicted. These are just a couple baseline requirements and many other conditions are required to be met under Alabama’s Expungement Law to determine whether you are eligible to petition the court to have your arrest record expunged. See the “Does My Case Qualify” section below and contact Mobile and Baldwin County Expungement Attorney, Jordan M. Copeland for more information about your particular situation.
ARE YOU SEEKING AN EXPUNGEMENT OR A PARDON IN ALABAMA?
Expungement of an arrest record in the State of Alabama is currently NOT an option if you were convicted of the crime. However, if you were convicted of the crime in Alabama, seeking a pardon by the Board of Pardons and Paroles may be another option for you. An expungement and a pardon in Alabama are two different remedies for two different situations. An expungemnt in Alabama is only an option if you were not convicted. A pardon is only an option in Alabama if you were convicted.
MOBILE AND BALDWIN COUNTY, ALABAMA CRIMINAL EXPUNGEMENT LAWYER
Having an arrest record for a misdemeanor or non-violent felony can be divesting to your life. In the event that your arrest record is able to be expunged, this could be of great benefit to you on criminal background checks for future employment opportunities, job promotions, applications for credit, college admission applications, insurance premiums, professional career, etc. Contact us for more if you are interested in representation for you possible expungement. You can contact us by phone at (251) 545-3637 or email Attorney, Jordan M. Copeland at Jordan@ExpungementAlabamaLawyer.com
DOES MY CASE QUALIFY TO SEEK AN EXPUNGEMENT IN ALABAMA?
1) Did the charge you want to expunge take place in the State of Alabama?
YES – Continue to the next question.
NO – Our law firm only handles Expungement of Alabama charges.
2) Was your case dismissed, no billed by a grand jury, OR were you found Not Guilty in Alabama?
YES – Continue to the next question.
NO – If you were found guilty your case is not eligible for Expungement under current Alabama law. However, you may be eligible to apply for a pardon in Alabama. Contact our law firm for more details.
3) Was the offense you were charged with, but not convicted, a misdemeanor, a violation, traffic violation, or a municipal ordinance violation in Alabama?
YES – If the charge was dismissed WITH prejudice, no-billed by a grand jury, OR you were found Not Guilty, you may be eligible to file a Petition for an Expungement of the charge. Contact our law firm to learn more. If the charge was a misdemeanor, violation, traffic violation, or a municipal ordinance violation that was dismissed WITHOUT prejudice – more than two years must pass, the case 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 two years.
NO – Continue to next question.
4) Was the offense you were charged with, but not convicted, a violent felony under Alabama law?
YES – If the felony offense you were charged with is a violent felony as defined by Alabama law the charge is not eligible to be expunged under current Alabama law. Click HERE to view a list of violent felony charges in Alabama that are not eligible to be expunged currently.
NO – Continue to the next question.
5) Was the offense you were charged with, but not convicted, a non-violent felony under Alabama law?
YES – If the non-violent felony you were charged with was dismissed WITH prejudice, no billed by a grand jury, or you were found not guilty of the charge – after ninety (90) days you may be eligible to file a petition to have the arrest expunged.
If the non-violent felony charge was dismissed after successful completion of a drug court program, mental health court program, diversion program, veteran’s court, or any court-approved deferred prosecution program after one year from successful completion of the program you may be eligible to file a petition to expunge your arrest.
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 you may be eligible to file a petition to expunge your arrest.
NO- If the offense you were charged with was a “violent felony” as defined by Alabama law, then your arrest is not eligible to be expunged in Alabama. See the list of “violent felonies” in Alabama on our website.
6) If I still owe court ordered monies on my case that was dismissed in Alabama, can I still get the charge expunged?
NO – The Alabama Expungement law provides that “No order of Expungement shall be granted unless all terms and conditions, including court ordered restitution, are satisfied and paid in full, including interest, to any victim, or the Alabama Crime Victim’s Compensation Commission, as well as court costs, fines, or statutory fees ordered by the sentencing court to have been paid, absent a finding of indigency by the court.”
7) If I do not live in Alabama but my criminal charge was in Alabama, can you represent me in an Alabama Expungement case?
YES – We can represent you. An Alabama Expungement lawyer can represent you in a Petition to expunge a charge in Alabama even if you do not live or never lived in Alabama. Feel free to call or email Attorney, Jordan M. Copeland today.
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