I have a youthful offender sealed 40 years ago in Alabama. Alabama passed a new expungement law. Can a YOA be expunged? If yes will the sealed record be destroyed? Also would I gain anything having the Youthful Offendor Act expunged besides personal satisfaction.
Is it possible to have your record expunged in the state of Washington (Asotin Co.) for a conviction of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver (Marijuana) w/ a Firearms Enhancement? The Firearms Enhancement was added to my charge because I had legally registered firearms in my home at the time of arrest. Laywers I've hired in the past can't even tell me if I'm eligible for expungement because of the Firearm enhancement. I was charged on July 9,2002, convicted in October 2002, served 21 months in state penitentiary (3 months for the Marijuana charge and 18 for the enhancement). released 02/03/04 no probation or parole obligations, fines were paid in full upon release. No prior convictions, and nothing since(besides minor traffic infractions). I am now a homeowner and graduate from college in 2008 (3.98 GPA). I am seeking expungement for better employment options in my field of study.I have been trying to figure this out for a long time and never seem to get anywhere. Hope I can get some solid answers from you. Thanks for your time.
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