Expanded expungement coming for Alabama?
Yesterday, the Alabama Senate passed a revision to Alabama’s expungement law that would allow for the expungement of a narrow class of felony and misdemeanor convictions. As of now, the current law only allows for the expungement of records when a person’s charge has been dismissed.
The bill, SB 117, passed the Senate by a vote of 31-0.
Most notably, the bill would allow for the expungement of convictions for felony and misdemeanor convictions for unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuan, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Many other convictions will be eligible for expungement so long as they aren’t violent offenses, sex offenese, crimes of moral turpitude, or major motor-vehicle crimes.