Under existing law, a person who has been charged with a felony, misdemeanor, violation, traffic violation, or municipal ordinance violation may file a petition to expunge the records relating to that charge under certain circumstances, including when the charge is dismissed with prejudice and when the person has been found not guilty of the charge
Also under existing law, when a person has been charged with a crime that was committed while the person was under the age of 19 and the charge was not disposed of in juvenile court, the person may be charged as tried as a youthful offender, which has the effect of closing the case to the public, sealing the record of the case, and reducing the maximum time of incarceration
This bill would provide that when a person is charged with a crime that is not considered by law to be driving under the influence or a violent offense, and the person is charged as or adjudged a youthful offender, the person would be eligible to file a petition to expunge the records relating to that charge under certain circumstances
Relating to expungement; to amend Sections 15-27-1 and 15-27-2, Code of Alabama 1975, to provide for the expungement of the criminal records of a youthful offender under certain circumstances.
|February 6, 2020||S||Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Judiciary|
|Hearing||February 26, 2020||Room 825 at 14:30||Senate JUDY Public Hearing|
|Bill Text||SB162 Alabama 2020 Session - Introduced|