Twist in Alabama’s new Expungement Law — Pardon is Prerequisite to Expungement of Conviction
There is a ton of buzz regarding Alabama’s new expungement law, particularly the provisions making some of those who have felony convictions eligible for expungement. We have been and continue to field lots of calls from people interested in pursuing pardons and then expungements under the new law.
While the new law sounds good in theory, in practice things are a bit more complicated.
Under the new law, a person who has been convicted of a felony offense (and not all felony offenses are eligible) first must obtain a pardon from the State of Alabama prior to becoming eligible for expungement.
But wait there’s more….