Alabama recently passed a new expungement law, which permits some criminal records to be sealed. Expungement seals arrest records as well as court records for criminal cases. It is important to know what expungement is, what it is not, and under what circumstances expungement may be right for you.
Driving Under the Influence (D.U.I.) causes tremendous losses every year in the United States. As a response, legislatures have steadily increased penalties for convictions. In 2011, Money Magazine estimated that a D.U.I. conviction costs the motorist approximately $10,000 on average. In 2014, Bankrate.com increased the D.U.I. cost estimate to $20,000. Facing such penalties, some people try to minimize the damage by handling their case themselves, without the benefit of an attorney. To paraphrase Henry Kett, people who represent themselves have a fool for a client.