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Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Criminal Law
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Criminal Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 8 years ago
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Yes, I have some misdemeanors on my record that I would like cleaned up.
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
These were bad check charges. I live in Alabama, near Birmingham and if I need to get an attorney please let me know who or what firm I need to call.
Criminal Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 8 years ago
Hi there,Sorry about the wait - I had to log off for a little bit. Unfortunately, if you have a conviction, you're not eligible for Expungement. Only persons who can prove that their identity was stolen (§41-9-645), persons subject to investigation of child abuse not resulting in a conviction (§26-14-3), persons whose criminal conviction is reversed (§36-18-26), or persons who satisfactorily complete preprosecution or pretrial diversionary programs (§45-8-82.40) may ask the district attorney to petition for expungement.The bill that is being reviewed will allow Alabama residents to expunge their first misdemeanor as a "freebie," but it's not law yet. Likely won't be for a while.Your best bet is to get a PARDON, and then you can get an expungement. Pardon information is here:http://www.pardons.state.al.us/

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Judge Mathis said that he got his criminal record expunged and this is where I found the Just Answer site. You say I cant get mine expunged. I dont accept the answer. The reason I asked the question on this site was because I found it on Judge Mathis site. If he said you can get your record expunged I believe him.
Criminal Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 8 years ago
(1) JustAnswer is not affiliated with Judge Mathis.(2) "Judge Mathis" is a show on TV. If you want to chose the word of a TV persona over the blackletter statute law I have stated, then that's your choice.(3) I would rather tell you the truth than lie to you and get your money.Best of luck.

Edited by Eli on 6/18/2010 at 9:58 PM EST
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