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Alabama Expungement Law

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By Omid Ghaffari-Tabrizi on December 8, 2015.

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Alabama only recently enacted the expungement law in the state. As a result, there are a massive number of people who qualify but simply aren't aware of their options. In order to help educate as many people as we can, the entire text of Title 15, Chapter 27, Section 15-27-1 to 19, is printed below. The text and commentary are both from December 8, 2015. Please make sure everything is still accurate.

A few key points to remember:

  • Only non-convictions will qualify.
  • Violations from a municipal ordinance violation, a traffic violation, a misdemeanor, or a felony may qualify.
  • Government agencies will tell anyone who asks (except for in a limited set of circumstances) no records exist.
  • Records will be archived and allowed to be viewed by certain groups in those limited set of circumstances only after filing a notice in court.
  • Records will be withdrawn from the FBI's national records repository.
  • Having your record expunged will not mean that your rights related to firearms will be restored - you will need to obtain a Restoration of Civil and Political Rights for that.

While we do our absolute best to make sure that our qualification form is completely accurate, no one other than an attorney licensed in Alabama will know for sure whether you qualify. They will review these same rules as well as case-law related to this statute to come to their decision.

Alabama Code 1975 Section 15-27-1

Petition to expunge records - Misdemeanor criminal offense, a violation, traffic violation, municipal ordinance violation.
(a) A person who has been charged with a misdemeanor criminal offense, a violation, a traffic violation, or a municipal ordinance violation may file a petition in the criminal division of the circuit court in the county in which the charges were filed, to expunge records relating to the charge in any of the following circumstances:
(1) When the charge is dismissed with prejudice.
(2) When the charge has been no billed by a grand jury.
(3) When the person has been found not guilty of the charge.
(4) When the charge was dismissed without prejudice more than two 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 two years.
(b) The circuit court shall have exclusive jurisdiction of a petition filed under subsection (a).

Commentary on Section 1

This section governs which non-felony charges can be expunged. For a misdemeanor criminal offense, traffic violation, or municipal ordinance violation to qualify for expungement, it must have been disposed of in one of four ways.
  • Dismissed with prejudice. The charge cannot be re-filed.
  • No billed by a grand jury. The grand jury that reviewed the evidence deemed them insufficient to pursue prosecution.
  • Not guilty. A judge or jury has deemed a person innocent of the charge.
  • Two years after dismissal without prejudice. The charges could have been re-filed but they have not and two full years have passed. An additional requirement is that person was never convicted of anything other than a minor traffic violation (like speeding) in those last two years.
If one of these apply, then a petition can be filed in the circuit court of the county where the charges were originally filed. That is important, as no other court or governmental body can rule on this type of a case.

Alabama Code 1975, Section 15-27-2

Petition to expunge records - Felony offense.
(a) A person who has been charged with a felony offense, except a violent offense as defined in Section 12-25-32(14), may file a petition in the criminal division of the circuit court in the county in which the charges were filed, to expunge records relating to the charge in any of the following circumstances:
(1) When the charge is dismissed with prejudice.
(2) When the charge has been no billed by a grand jury.
(3) When the person has been found not guilty of the charge.
(4) a. The 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.
b. Expungement may be a court-ordered condition of a program listed in paragraph a.
(5) 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.
(6) Ninety days have passed from the date of dismissal with prejudice, no-bill, acquittal, or nolle prosequi and the charge has not been refiled.
(b) The circuit court shall have exclusive jurisdiction of a petition filed under subsection (a).

Commentary on Section 2

This section governs which felony charges can be expunged. For a felony offense to qualify, it must have been disposed of in one of six ways.
  • Dismissed with prejudice. The charge cannot be re-filed.
  • No billed by a grand jury. The grand jury that reviewed the evidence deemed them insufficient to pursue prosecution.
  • Not guilty. A judge or jury has deemed a person innocent of the charge.
  • One year after dismissal upon completion of an approved program. A person successfully completed a drug court program, mental health court program, diversion program, veteran's court, or any court-approved deferred prosecution program. This can be done on your own or as a result of a court-ordered condition of your sentence.
  • Five years after dismissal without prejudice. The charges could have been re-filed but they have not and five full years have passed. An additional requirement is that person was never convicted of anything other than a minor traffic violation (like speeding) in those last five years.
  • Ninety days after dismissal with prejudice, no-bill, acquittal, or nolle prosequi. At least 90 days have passed since a case was dismissed with prejudice, the case was no-billed by a grand gury, the person was found not guilty by either judge or jury, or the case was dismissed as a result of a nolle prosequi order.
Just like with the misdemeanor, if one of these apply, then a petition can be filed in the circuit court of the county where the charges were originally filed. That is important, as no other court or governmental body can rule on this type of a case.

Alabama Code 1975, Section 15-27-3

Submission of sworn statement and records; service.
(a) A petition filed under this chapter shall include a sworn statement made by the person seeking expungement under the penalty of perjury stating that the person has satisfied the requirements set out in this chapter and whether he or she has previously applied for an expungement in any jurisdiction and whether an expungement has been previously granted.
(b) The petitioner shall include a certified record of arrest, disposition, or the case action summary from the appropriate agency for the court record the petitioner seeks to have expunged as well as a certified official criminal record obtained from the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center. In addition to setting forth grounds for the court to consider, the petitioner shall specify what criminal charges from the record are to be considered, further specify the agency or department that made the arrest and any agency or department where the petitioner was booked or was incarcerated or detained pursuant to the arrest or charge sought to be expunged.
(c) A petitioner shall serve the district attorney, the law enforcement agency, and clerk of court of the jurisdiction for which the records are sought to be expunged, a copy of the petition, and the sworn affidavit. The district attorney shall review the petition and may make reasonable efforts to notify the victim if the petition has been filed seeking an expungement under circumstances enumerated in paragraph a. of subdivision (4) of Section 15-27-2 involving a victim that is not a governmental entity. The district attorney and the victim shall have a period of 45 days to file a written objection to the granting of the petition or the district attorney shall be deemed to have waived the right to object. The district attorney shall serve the petitioner or the petitioner's counsel a copy of the written objection.

Commentary on Section 3

This section begins to outline some of the requirements for an expungement petition. First, the petitioner has to include a sworn statement - an affidavit - that says they meet the requirements in this expungement section while also outlining their history in terms of applying for expungement. If they applied before, whether for this charge or another, and whether it was granted or denied, the dates and decisions have to be provided. It is important to indicate whether the case was a misdemeanor or a felony as well as the important dates related to the arrest and the case itself.
Another requirement is that a certified copy of the arrest record, the final order, case action summary, or any other document that outlines what the end result was must be included.
On top of that, a certified copy of the petitioner's criminal record must be included with the petition. These are obtained from the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center. From this document, the charges that the petitioner wants expunged, as well as information on every agency involved in the process from arrest to booking must be included.
Copies of the petition and affidavit must be sent to a few different people. They include the district attorney's office that prosecuted your case, the law enforcement agencies listed in the petition, as well as the clerk of the court where the charges were filed.
The petition will be reviewed by the district attorney, who will make reasonable efforts to contact the victim(s). Both the district attorney and the victim(s) have 45 days to file a written objection to the petition. Those written statements must be provided to the petitioner by the district attorney.

Alabama Code 1975, Section 15-27-4

Administrative filing fee; indigency.
(a) In addition to any cost of court or docket fee for filing the petition in circuit court, an administrative filing fee of three hundred dollars ($300) shall be paid at the time the petition is filed and is a condition precedent to any ruling of the court pursuant to this chapter. The administrative filing fee shall not be waived by the court and shall be distributed as follows:
(1) Seventy-five dollars ($75) to the State Judicial Administrative Fund.
(2) Twenty-five dollars ($25) to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences.
(3) Fifty dollars ($50) to the district attorney's office.
(4) Fifty dollars ($50) to the clerk's office of the circuit court having jurisdiction over the matter, for the use and benefit of the circuit court clerk.
(5) Fifty dollars ($50) to the Public Safety Fund.
(6) Fifty dollars ($50) to the general fund of the county where the arresting law enforcement agency is located if the arrest was made by the sheriff's office to be used for law enforcement purposes, or, if the arrest was made by another law enforcement agency, to the municipality or other entity or state agency funding the law enforcement activity.
(b) Notwithstanding subsection (a), a person seeking relief under this chapter may apply for indigent status by completing an Affidavit of Substantial Hardship and Order which shall be submitted with the petition. If the court finds the petitioner is indigent, the court may set forth a payment plan for the petitioner to satisfy the filing fee over a period of time, which shall be paid in full, prior to any order granting an expungement.
(c) If a petitioner seeks expungement of an arrest record and the court in the original case made a clear and unequivocal judicial finding on the record that the arrest had no foundation of probable cause, the court, in the expungement proceeding, shall waive all docket fees and court costs, except for the filling fee in subsection (a).

Commentary on Section 4

This section outlines the costs involved with expungment. There is no difference in terms of costs for filing a petition related to a misdemeanor or a felony. Whatever the court charges you for filing is something you have to obtain from the clerk of court. On top of that, you have to include a check for $300. It is divided among various recipients.
However, if you are indigent, meaning you can't afford it, there is a way to qualify for a payment plan. You have to file an Affidavit of Substantial Hardship and Order along with your petition. The court will set up the payment plan, and once completed, will enter the expungement order. The fee must be paid before your record is cleared.
If the petitioner has something from the court on the record that states a clear and unequivocal judicial finding of no foundation of probable cause was made, the docket fees and court costs will be waived, but not the filing fee from subsection(a).

Alabama Code 1975, Section 15-27-5

Objections; hearing; ruling.
(a) If the prosecuting authority or victim files an objection to the granting of a petition under this chapter, the court having jurisdiction over the matter shall set a date for a hearing no sooner than 14 days from the filing of the objection. The court shall notify the prosecuting authority and the petitioner of the hearing date. In the discretion of the court, the court shall consider the following factors:
(1) Nature and seriousness of the offense committed.
(2) Circumstances under which the offense occurred.
(3) Date of the offense.
(4) Age of the person when the offense was committed.
(5) Whether the offense was an isolated or repeated incident.
(6) Other conditions which may have contributed to the offense.
(7) An available probation or parole record, report, or recommendation.
(8) Whether the offense was dismissed or nolle prossed as part of a negotiated plea agreement and the petitioner plead guilty to another related or lesser offense.
(9) Evidence of rehabilitation, including good conduct in prison or jail, in the community, counseling or psychiatric treatment received, acquisition of additional academic or vocational schooling, successful business or employment history, and the recommendation of his or her supervisors or other persons in the community.
(10) Any other matter the court deems relevant, which may include, but is not limited to, a prior expungement of the petitioner's records.
(b) A hearing under subsection (a) shall be conducted in a manner prescribed by the trial judge and shall include oral argument and review of relevant documentation in support of, or in objection to, the granting of the petition. The Alabama Rules of Evidence shall apply to the hearing. Leave of the court shall be obtained for the taking of witness testimony relating to any disputed fact.
(c) There is no right to the expungement of any criminal record, and any request for expungement of a criminal record may be denied at the sole discretion of the court. The court shall grant the petition if it is reasonably satisfied from the evidence that the petitioner has complied with and satisfied the requirements of this chapter. The court shall have discretion over the number of cases that may be expunged pursuant to this chapter after the first case is expunged. The ruling of the court shall be subject to certiorari review and shall not be reversed absent a showing of an abuse of discretion.
(d) If no objection to a petition is filed by the prosecuting authority or victim, the court having jurisdiction over the matter may rule on the merits of the petition without setting the matter for hearing. In such cases, the court shall grant the petition if it is reasonably satisfied from the evidence that the petitioner has complied with and satisfied the requirements of this chapter. The court shall have discretion over the number of cases that may be expunged pursuant to this chapter after the first case is expunged.

Commentary on Section 5

This section covers what will be considered in a hearing related to an expungement petition. If the prosecution or a victim files an objection, the court will set a date for a hearing at some point 14 days after the objection is filed. The court will be in charge of notifying the prosecutor and the petitioner. The factors the court will consider are the 10 listed in the statute. Factors 9 and 10 are the most subjective.
Before applying, it is important to make sure you have your personal story together. Find members of the community that are willing to write letters of recommendation on your behalf. Teachers, librarians, lawyers, law enforcement, local politicians, and religious leaders - these are the type of people who will hold some sway with a judge.
At the hearing, the rules of the Alabama Rules of Evidence apply, something which every lawyer knows. If you want to get in witness testimony or physical evidence, you'll have to do it according to those rules. If you aren't familiar with them, figure out how you're going to learn them and make sure you know them before filing your petition.
A very important part of this section is the fact that expungement is not a right. Even if you qualify, the court can deny the petition. However, if a court finds a petition to be sufficient, it can be granted without the need for a hearing. Furthermore, after the first request is granted, the court has the right to decide whether or not additional petitions can be granted. The more serious the charge (eg, a felony versus a misdemeanor), the more convincing you must be in terms of changes you have made in your life.

Alabama Code 1975, Section 15-27-6

Order of expungement; certification; inspection of expunged records.
(a) Except as provided in Section 15-27-10, upon the granting of a petition pursuant to this chapter, the court, pursuant to Section 15-27-9, shall order the expungement of all records in the custody of the court and any records in the custody of any other agency or official, including law enforcement records, except privileged presentence or postsentence investigation reports produced by the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles and its officers, records, documents, databases, and files of the district attorney and the Office of Prosecution Services. On July 7, 2014, and for 18 months thereafter, every agency with records relating to the arrest, charge, or other matters arising out of the arrest or charge that is ordered to expunge the records shall certify to the court within 180 days of the entry of the expungement order that the required expungement action has been completed.
(b) After the expungement of records pursuant to subsection (a), the proceedings regarding the charge shall be deemed never to have occurred. Except as provided in this chapter, the court and other agencies shall reply to any inquiry that no record exists on the matter. The petitioner whose record was expunged shall not have to disclose the fact of the record or any matter relating thereto on an application for employment, credit, or other type of application. However, the petitioner whose record was expunged shall have the duty to disclose the fact of the record and any matter relating thereto to any government regulatory or licensing agency, any utility and its agents and affiliates, or any bank or other financial institution. In these circumstances, the government regulatory or licensing agency, utility and its agents and affiliates, or the bank or other financial institution shall have the right to inspect the expunged records after filing notice with the court.

Commentary on Section 6

This is the section that outlines the impact of an order of expungement after a successful petition. When a court orders your record to be expunged, the records in the hands of any government agency must be made non-public. There are exceptions, mainly related to privileged (confidential) information in the hands of the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles as well as the Office of Prosecution Services.
An additional benefit, outlined in this section, is that the government will act as if the case never happened. In fact, if someone asks a government agency about the case, the required response is to say no records exist on the matter.
One thing a successful petition still requires is disclosure of the expungement to government regulatory or licensing agency, any utility and its agents and affiliates, or any bank or other financial institution. Those groups are also able to inspect expunged records if they file a notice with the court and get a judge's approval.

Alabama Code 1975, Section 15-27-7

Archive of records; withdrawal of records from national criminal records repository.
(a) Upon receipt of the order of expungement, a criminal justice agency in possession of records subject to the order shall immediately forward the records to the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center. The center shall digitally archive the records in a manner prescribed by the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center Commission and designate the records as protected notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter. Such records may not be used for any non-criminal justice purpose and may only be made available to criminal justice agencies upon acknowledgement of an investigation or other criminal matter involving the person related to the expungement. Any expunged records that were added to a federal database shall be requested to be removed and not made available within any interstate criminal database.
(b) Records expunged under this chapter may not be transmitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation national criminal records repository. Any record subject to be expunged under this chapter and transmitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation prior to the expungement of such record shall be requested for withdrawal within the national system by the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center.

Commentary on Section 7

This is the section that governs where records are kept once they are ordered expunged. All records are sent to the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center, which converts everything to digital format, and stores them according to a procedure set up by the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center Commission. Along with those groups authorized to view the records after filing judicial notice, any law enforcement agency investigating something related to the expunged charges will be allowed to see the records. However, no one else will. In fact, the section goes so far as to say they won't even be made available for federal or interstate criminal databases.
That last part is key - the FBI will not be given the records related to your case, and in fact, if any records were previously submitted, they must be withdrawn. The request for the withdrawal must be made by the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center. While not all misdemeanors will be submitted, many felonies will, so this is a very important part of the process for some petitioners.

Alabama Code 1975, Section 15-27-8

Records forwarded to and retained by Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center.
Once the records are expunged pursuant to this chapter, the records shall be forwarded to the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center in a manner prescribed by the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center Commission for purposes of archiving, and the records shall be stored in a manner prescribed by the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center Commission. The records shall be retained by the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center indefinitely.

Commentary on Section 8

This section is what provides the power necessary to force government agencies to forward their records to the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center as soon as they receive an order that a record has been expunged. One thing to make note of is that records are not destroyed, but kept indefinitely.

Alabama Code 1975, Section 15-27-9

Records.
For purposes of this chapter, the term record includes, but is not limited to, all of the following:
(1) Arrest records.
(2) Booking or arrest photographs of the petitioner.
(3) Index references such as the State Judicial Information System or any other governmental index references for public records search.
(4) Other data, whether in documentary or electronic form, relating to the arrest or charge.

Commentary on Section 9

The word records is defined in this section. Everything written out is what must be sent to the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center once an order to expunge is received.

Alabama Code 1975, Section 15-27-10

Maintenance of files, reports, etc., by law enforcement agencies, officials, etc.
Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit a law enforcement agency or official, district attorney or a prosecuting authority, the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences, or the Department of Human Resources from maintaining an investigative file, report, case file, or log which may include any evidence, biological evidence, photographs, exhibits, or information in documentary or electronic form.

Commentary on Section 10

This is where certain government agencies are given authority to maintain certain types of records related to a case that has been expunged. Some of these records can be pretty revealing, but as indicated in previous sections, they must be kept confidential.

Alabama Code 1975, Section 15-27-11

Personal information subject to expungement.
An order of expungement, pursuant to this chapter may include, but is not limited to, the petitioner's true name, all aliases, current physical address, date of birth, Social Security number, or any other vital identifier sufficient to notify the record keeper of the records to be expunged.

Commentary on Section 11

This allows for certain personally identifying information to be written on the order of expungement in order to allow a government agency to properly identify which records are subject to the order.

Alabama Code 1975, Section 15-27-12

Prerequisites to expungement.
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.

Commentary on Section 12

This section outlines the requirements prior to filing for expungement. First and foremost, your sentence must be completed. An important part of that is ensuring all financial aspects of your sentence are paid in full. Finally, all court costs and fees have to be paid up as well. Once everything is finalized, you will be eligible to obtain an order of expungement.

Alabama Code 1975, Section 15-27-13

Annual report.
Upon request, the Administrative Office of Courts shall provide an annual report to the Legislature specifying the number of applicants requesting expungement, the number of expungements granted, a list of the offenses expunged, and a list of the offenses not expunged. The report shall not include any case specific identifying information.

Commentary on Section 13

Every year, the Administrative Office of Courts will provide Alabama's legislature with a report, giving a breakdown of the cases that were expunged, including those that were felonies and those that were misdemeanors, among other information.

Alabama Code 1975, Section 15-27-14

Applicability - Alabama Securities Commission.
Nothing in this chapter shall be applicable to the Alabama Securities Commission, its statutes, rules, regulations, policies, information repository, or records, nor shall any expungement information, record, document, whether printed, electronic, or otherwise, or file which is expunged under this chapter be considered nondisclosable or nonreportable to or by the Alabama Securities Commission. Any requirement for licensing or registration which includes information that has been otherwise expunged under this chapter shall remain reportable as required by the Alabama Securities Commission, applicable federal law, or adopted rules and regulations or as required by any securities-related self-regulatory organization rules, policies, or procedures.

Commentary on Section 14

Though a previous section outlines which government agencies are still able to review expunged records, this section makes it explicit that the Alabama Securities Commission, and the way it governs those it licensed, are unaffected by the expungement rule. Basically, if you have any issues with Alabama's version of the SEC, you cannot use Alabama's expungement law to clear things up - they will remain under the Alabama Securities Commission's jurisdiction.

Alabama Code 1975, Section 15-27-15

Applicability - Right to ship, transport, possess, or receive firearm.
An expungement order shall not entitle an individual to ship, transport, possess, or receive a firearm. Any person whose record of conviction is expunged pursuant to this chapter may have his or her right to ship, transport, possess, or receive a firearm restored by a Certificate of Pardon with Restoration of Civil and Political Rights from the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles.

Commentary on Section 15

The right to ship, transport, possess, or receive firearms will depend on whether or not you receive a Certificate of Pardon with Restoration of Civil and Political Rights from the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles. Simply obtaining an order expunging your charges will not be enough.

Alabama Code 1975, Section 15-27-16

Disclosure of information from expunged file without a court order; liability.
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, an individual who knows an expungement order was granted pursuant to this chapter and who intentionally and maliciously divulges, makes known, reveals, gives access to, makes public, uses, or otherwise discloses the contents of an expunged file without a court order, or pursuant to a provision of this chapter, shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.
(b) In addition to any other immunity or other civil protection or legal remedy available that an individual or entity may rightfully claim, an agency, department, custodian of records, corporation, business entity, or individual that makes public or disseminates a record that has been judicially expunged pursuant to this chapter shall be immune from civil liability absent unreasonable, wanton, willful, or intentional conduct.
(c) In addition to any other immunity or other civil protection or legal remedy available that an individual or entity may rightfully claim, an agency, department, custodian of records, corporation, business entity, or individual that employs, hires, contracts with, or holds any business or contractual relationship with an individual and is unaware of the existence of a criminal record due to an expungement pursuant to this chapter shall be immune from civil liability for damages caused by the person, absent unreasonable, wanton, willful, or intentional conduct.

Commentary on Section 16

This section provides a person with protection from third-parties. When a record is expunged, and a person is fully aware of the fact the record was expunged, they are not allowed to reveal that information. If they reveal it intentionally and with malice or otherwise release the information without a court order that allows them to release it, they are guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.
If the petitioner can prove that the release was the result unreasonable, wanton, willful, or intentional conduct, then they can also pursue that person for a civil judgment.

Alabama Code 1975, Section 15-27-17

Filing under false pretenses.
Upon determination by the court that a petition for expungement was filed under false pretenses and was granted, the order of expungement shall be reversed and the criminal history record shall be restored to reflect the original charges.

Commentary on Section 17

This is one of the most important points to make, and why we emphasize giving completely accurate information when filling out your forms. If the government finds out you lied or otherwise knowingly gave false information on your application, your expungement will be immediately reversed.

Alabama Code 1975, Section 15-27-18

Applicants for position in law enforcement, etc.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, an applicant for a position in law enforcement or corrections or a law enforcement or correctional officer shall disclose and produce any expunged record pursuant to this chapter or any other state law to the Alabama Peace Officers' Standards and Training Commission, and the commission shall have access to any expunged records sealed or archived pursuant to this chapter for purposes of certification and regulation of persons as correctional and law enforcement officers.

Commentary on Section 18

Any applicant for a position in law enforcement or corrections must inform the department they are seeking employment from that they had their record expunged. Furthermore, they will be granted permission to review those records.

Alabama Code 1975, Section 15-27-19

Adoption of rules.
The Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center Commission shall adopt rules for the submission of data from criminal justice agencies necessary to complete the criminal history record within the state criminal history repository. Data within the repository shall include all records allowed by federal regulation of state repositories.

Commentary on Section 19

Any rules related to sending and storing data with the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center Commission have to be established by that same agency.

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Once you are ready, these are the agencies you need to contact: You will also have to contact your county clerk of court. Step-by-step instructions including who to contact, what to send, and where to send it, are available at the end of our qualification form.

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