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Expungement law allows some to clear arrest record

People cleared of certain crimes will be able to have the arrest wiped from their records. (Source: MGN Online) People cleared of certain crimes will be able to have the arrest wiped from their records. (Source: MGN Online)
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

A new law that gives some people the chance at a clean slate goes into effect soon. Attorneys are preparing for a new crop of clients who want their records wiped.

The new law won't help everyone out, but there will definitely be many who will benefit from this new legislation.

The law will allow some people who have had their criminal cases resolved in their favor to go back and have the arrest record expunged. That means this law does not apply to those who were found guilty or for people arrested for a violent felony.

At least one attorney expects many clients to come back for help on clearing that record.

"We are trying to contact our former clients," said attorney Philip Price. "We have had many cases… resolved in their favor, and we're just letting them know about the law and giving them the option to file the expungement.

The new law goes into effect July 6. Click here to learn more about the law in more detail and how it may work for you.

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