Alabama Expungement Law Expands

Alabama Expungement Law Expands to Include Cases with Not Guilty Verdicts Even on Violent Offenses As of May 25, 2017, the Alabama Expungement Law has been expanded to allow expungement of cases where there was a not guilty verdict.  The new expansion of the expungement law includes expungement of violent offenses where there is a […]

2017 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE ON ALABAMA CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

2017 Proposed Legislation Regarding Alabama Criminal Law and Procedure  A number of bills have been introduced in the 2017 Alabama Legislative Session that relate to Alabama Criminal Law and Procedure. House Bill 12 – Mandatory Time for Certain Sex Offenses House Bill 12 provides that a person convicted of rape in the first degree, sodomy in […]

PROPOSED BILL EXPANDS ALABAMA EXPUNGEMENT LAW

House Bill 28 Proposes Expansion of Alabama Expungement Law To Include Some Convictions Representative Chris England of Tuscaloosa has introduced legislation to expand the Alabama Expungement law to include convictions for some misdemeanor and felony convictions.  House bill 28 would expand the Alabama Expungement law to include convictions for misdemeanor offenses, traffic violations, municipal ordinance violations, […]

Prison Reform Bill Introduced In Alabama Legislature

Prison Reform Bill Reviewed By Senate Judiciary Committee A prison reform bill was introduced in the Alabama Senate  late last month. A large portion of the proposed legislation is aimed at diverting offenders charged with drug offenses and low level property crimes away from prison and into supervised probation programs and community corrections. The Alabama […]

Bradford Receives Alabama Criminal Defense President’s Award

The Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Presents President’s Award William K. “Chip” Bradford was honored by the Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (ACDLA) at its recent Death Penalty Seminar.  The Association presented Bradford with its President’s Award for his outstanding contributions to the organization last year.  Bradford is a Birmingham Alabama attorney practicing criminal defense and […]

ALABAMA EXPUNGEMENT BILL UPDATE

Alabama Expungement Bill Waiting For Governors Signature The Alabama expungement bill has passed both the house and senate and is awaiting the Governor’s signature.  The bill would allow the expungement of misdemeanor and some felony criminal records where the person involved was acquitted or the case was dismissed or nol prossed. If signed, the new […]

ALABAMA EXPUNGEMENT BILL – NEW PROPOSED LEGISLATION UPDATE

Alabama Expungement Bill Makes It Way Through Legislature Once again this year, an Alabama expungement law has been proposed in the Alabama legislature.  The bill was introduced as Senate Bill 108 by Senator Roger Bedford.  The good news is that this Alabama expungement law may actually have a viable chance of passage.  The bill has […]

LEGISLATION – Arrest Website Legislation – Proposed Alabama Law

Alabama Law Proposed Regarding Removal Of Arrest Information From Internet The Alabama legislature has proposed a new Alabama law requiring operators of website containing an arrest photograph and personal information of a person charged with a crime to remove, at no charge, the photograph and information within a specified period after notice that the person was acquitted, the charges were dropped, […]

CRIMINAL LAW LEGISLATIVE UPDATE – DECEMBER 4, 2013

The Alabama Criminal Law Legislative Update Includes The Following Pre-filed House Bills   HOUSE BILL 27 – CHANGING DEFINITION OF BURGLARY SECOND DEGREE Pre-filed on 10/18/13 by Rep. Wood Under the existing statute, a person commits burglary in the second degree if the person unlawfully enters a lawfully occupied dwelling-house with intent to commit a […]