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RESTORE RIGHTS AND PARDONS ATTORNEY IN ALABAMA

Do You Lose Your Right to Vote in Alabama if You Have Been Convicted of a Felony?

ciminal-defense-attorneyIt depends on the type of felony. Currently in Alabama, persons who were convicted of a felony involving “moral turpitude” lose their right to vote. Currently, the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles has determined, based on an Attorney General’s opinion, that convictions for felony DUI, and Possession of Drugs do not involve moral turpitude. There are also other felonies that do not involve moral turpitude. If the felony you were convicted of does involve moral turpitude, then you have lost your right to vote in Alabama.

How Can a Person Convicted of a Felony Get His or Her Right to Vote Restored in Alabama?

In Alabama, if you have lost the right to vote due to your felony conviction, depending on specific factors detailed below, you may be eligible to have your right to vote restored by submitting a written application to the Alabama Board of Pardons and Parole for a Certificate of Eligibility to Register to Vote (CERV). Alabama Attorney Jordan M. Copeland can assist you with a written application for a Certificate of Eligibility to Register to Vote if you qualify.

If the felony you were convicted of is NOT one or more of the felonies listed below, you should be eligible to submit a written application for a CERV to have your voting rights restored in Alabama:

  • Impeachment
  • Murder
  • Rape (any degree)
  • Sodomy (any degree), Sexual Abuse (any degree)
  • Incest
  • Sexual Torture
  • Enticing a Child to Enter a Vehicle for Immoral Purposes
  • Soliciting a Child by Computer
  • Production of Obscene Matter Involving a Minor
  • Production of Obscene Matter
  • Parents or Guardians Permitting Children to Engage in Obscene Matter
  • Possession of Obscene Matter
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute Child Pornography, or
  • Treason

Also, you must not have any new felony charges pending, you must not owe any court ordered monies previous cases, you must not owe outstanding probation/parole supervision fees, and you must ended your sentence (no longer on probation or parole, not incarcerated, etc).

If you have lost your right to vote in Alabama because you were convicted of a felony but you have not been convicted of a felony that is listed above, and you meet the above requirements, contact our law office by phone or email if you are interested in retaining us to assist you with preparing a written application to submit to the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles to have your voting rights restored.

How Do I Apply for a Pardon with the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles to Restore My Rights?

If you are an Alabama resident interested in attempting to restore other political and civil rights in Alabama that you have lost due to a felony conviction, you may be eligible to apply for a pardon with the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles. If you have been convicted of one of the felonies listed above and do not qualify to have your voting rights restored in Alabama through a request for a Certificate of Eligibility to Register to Vote (CERV), you may eligible to have your voting rights restored through a pardon from the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles. A request must be submitted in writing and must contain certain, specific information. After submission of the written request for a pardon, the Board does an investigation, notifies the required persons, and schedules a hearing before the Parole Board. Then the Board will decide whether to grant or deny the request for pardon.

If you are an Alabama resident and are interested in our law office assisting you with your written request for a pardon in Alabama, contact Alabama Attorney Jordan M. Copeland today. Even if you are not able to meet in person at our law office, we can schedule a phone consultation to review your Alabama pardon request situation.

Can I Apply to Have My Voting Rights Restored or Apply for a Pardon in Alabama if the Felony I was Convicted of was in Another State or in Federal Court?

Generally, the answer is yes, if you are now a current resident of the State of Alabama. You would be able to apply to the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles if you are a current resident of the State of Alabama. Generally, a pardon from a Federal crime by the Alabama Board is limited to the State of Alabama.

Can I Get My Criminal Records Expunged in Alabama?

As of the time of writing this article, Alabama has no process or law that provides the ability to have criminal records expunged. If you are having job hiring problems due to a criminal conviction, in Alabama a request for parole may be able to help your situation. However, Alabama currently has no process or law to expunge criminal records.

If you live anywhere in Alabama, contact Attorney Jordan M. Copeland today to schedule a consultation to discuss your specific Alabama rights restoration or pardon issue. Office phone: (256) 378-6087.

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ALABAMA BANKRUPTCY AND STUDENT LOAN ATTORNEY

Many people are experiencing financial difficulty in these hard economic times in Alabama.  (For information on Student Loan Debt, scroll down.)

childersburg-bankruptcy-chapter 7Financial difficulties often involve creating a large amount of personal debt due to circumstances beyond our control such as: loss of a job, job cut-backs, lack of health insurance to cover medical bills, divorce, among other reasons.

Often times these unavoidable situations lead to more personal debt being accumulated on credit cards or through payday loans in an effort to catch up. However, most of the time we dig ourselves deeper into debt by trying to live on credit cards or borrowing more money from the payday loan stores.

Also, you may have a large amount of debt that you were able to manage several years ago when the economy was good, but now the debt has become uncontrollable. Many of us are looking for some breathing room from high interest credit card and personal loan debt. Whatever the reason for your debt problems, we are here to help you solve them, not to judge you.

Are the credit card companies refusing to work with you to help settle your debt? Are you being hassled or sued by creditors? Does your debt continue grow? Are your bills past due and you can’t pay? It may be time to consider bankruptcy. Call the office of Talladega County, Alabama Bankruptcy Lawyer Jordan M. Copeland today to schedule an appointment to discuss the options for your situation.

Are you being sued by creditors in the small claims court or the District Court of Talladega County in Sylacauga, Talladega or other surrounding areas? Is your pay check being garnished? Can’t pay your payday loans? If so, Sylacauga area Bankruptcy Attorney Jordan M. Copeland may be able to give you a fresh start free from creditors.  If you live in the Talladega County area and want to discuss your financial situation with a Bankruptcy Lawyer, call Jordan M. Copeland, Attorney at Law today.

If you want to stop this viscous cycle of personal debt, if you need debt relief and want a fresh financial start, you need to call the Sylacauga area Bankruptcy Law Office of Jordan M. Copeland, Attorney at Law. Call to schedule an appointment to be pre-screened by a Talladega County bankruptcy lawyer to determine if your best option may be filing bankruptcy. Our Bankruptcy Law Firm is located on Highway 280 in Childersburg, Alabama.

What is a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Alabama is a “total bankruptcy”, a “liquidation bankruptcy”, or a “straight bankruptcy” meaning that, if you qualify, a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy can eliminate most types of unsecured debt. Examples of unsecured debt are: credit card debt, medical bills, some types of personal loans such as common “payday” loans.

How can filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy help you?

If you qualify to file a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Alabama, you could have the benefit of eliminating most or all of your unsecured debt. Also, the filing of a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Alabama can stop garnishments on your paycheck.

Generally, a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy is the quickest form of relief from medical bills, credit card debt, and other unsecured debt under the Bankruptcy Code. A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy can give you a chance to wipe the slate clean from creditors and start fresh.

For more information on consumer bankruptcy in Alabama, please visit our bankruptcy website below:

In Talladega County and surrounding areas: www.TalladegaBankruptcyLawyer.com

We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.


Alabama Student Loan Debt Lawyer, Jordan M. Copeland

What can be done to help me with my Student Loan Debt? This is a question that I am being asked more and more frequently by student loan borrowers. Student Loan debt in Alabama and across the United States is a growing problem. Recently, total student loan debt surpassed total credit card debt in the United States. However, student loan debt is not dealt with the same as credit card debt if you try to discharge it in a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. It is true that in certain rare circumstances, student loan debt can be discharged in a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. However, the case law has established a difficult, subjective, three-part test, (the “Brunner test”) that must be met through an adversary proceeding in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case. The current reality is in most situations student loan debt will have to be dealt with through different means other than a Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Today, the ratio of student loan debt to monetary income for many recent college graduates is nowhere near where it used to be. There is a growing trend of borrowers with large amounts of student loan debt being forced to take lower income jobs than they planned on having when they took out student loans Recent college graduates with student loan payments are trying to find a job and make ends meet during these economic tough times in Alabama. However, for many people, their current student loan payments are way too high as compared to their income.

What other options do you have to deal with your Student Loan Debt in Alabama?

The good news is, in many situations there is help. There are different options we can help provide to you depending on your particular student loan debt situation. Possible solutions depend on your individual situation, but could include: Cancellation, Consolidation, Rehabilitation, Income Base Repayment (IBR), Public Service Forgiveness, amoung other possible options.

For more information regarding Student Loan Debt Help in Alabama, please visit our Alabama Student Loan Debt website at: www.AlabamaStudentLoanDebt.com

 

TALLADEGA COUNTY AND SHELBY COUNTY, ALABAMA CRIMINAL AND DUI DEFENSE ATTORNEY

alabama-childersburg-taffic-ticket-attorneyTalladega Criminal Defense Attorney Jordan M. Copeland defends individuals in Talladega County against felony and misdemeanor charges, including DUI defense. If you have been arrested and charged with a crime or DUI, in Childersburg, Harpersville, Sylacauga, Talladega County, Shelby County, or St. Clair County you need to contact criminal defense attorney Jordan M. Copeland to protect your rights.

Talladega Criminal Defense Attorney Jordan M. Copeland defends individuals in Talladega County against felony and misdemeanor charges, including DUI defense. If you have been arrested and charged with a crime or DUI, in Childersburg, Harpersville, Sylacauga, Talladega County, Shelby County, or St. Clair County you need to contact criminal defense attorney Jordan M. Copeland to protect your rights.

Being charged with a felony, misdemeanor, or DUI in Alabama is a serious event in a person’s life. And you need an aggressive attorney that understands your situation to represent you. Talladega County Criminal Defense Lawyer Jordan M. Copeland, will aggressively protect your rights as a criminal defendant. If you have been charged with any of the following types of crimes, contact our Talladega County criminal and DUI defense law office to schedule an appointment to discuss your case:

Drug charges including: possession, distribution, trafficking, or manufacturing.

  • Domestic violence
  • Theft of property
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • DUI
  • Other misdemeanor crimes

If you or someone close to you has been charged with a crime in Talladega or surrounding counties, you need an aggressive criminal defense attorney to protect your rights and represent you in court. Contact Childersburg Criminal Defense Attorney, Jordan M. Copeland, today to discuss your case with a Talladega County Criminal Defense Attorney.

TALLADEGA, ALABAMA DUI AND TRAFFIC TICKET DEFENSE ATTORNEY

Have you been charged with a traffic ticket, speeding ticket, or Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Talladega, Alabama? Even if you live in another State, Talladega, Alabama Traffic Court Defense Attorney, Jordan M. Copeland will defend you against your speeding ticket, or DUI charge in Talladega County or Shelby County, Alabama.

Talladega County Traffic Court Defense Lawyer, Jordan M. Copeland defends individuals against DUI charges in many counties and cities in Alabama. Have you received a DUI in Talladega County, including: Childersburg, Sylacauaga, Talladega, or Lincoln, Alabama? You need the representation of an aggressive DUI Defense Attorney.

Call the Law Office of Jordan M. Copeland today to schedule an appointment.

If you have received a traffic ticket in Alabama, and you just pay the ticket, it will go against your driving record, you will likely have points assessed against your driver’s license, and your auto insurance rates may increase.  You need to contact Talladega County, Traffic Ticket Court Defense Attorney Jordan M. Copeland as soon as possible to discuss how we can defend your specific ticket. We may be able to provide you other options with the prosecutor and the court other than simply pleading guilty.

Have you received a speeding ticket, DUI, or other traffic ticket on Highway 280 in Alabama? If so, then you are not alone. Alabama State Troopers write many traffic tickets on Highway 280 in Alabama. Our law office is located in Childersburg on Highway 280. Call us today to talk with a Highway 280 area traffic ticket defense attorney about your case. Call or email Alabama Traffic Court Lawyer, Jordan M. Copeland, today.

If you received a traffic ticket or DUI at the Talladega NASCAR Race, even if you live in another state, contact Talladega County DUI Defense Attorney Jordan M. Copeland to discuss your case.

Are you a truck driver or CDL driver and have received a speeding ticket, DUI or other citation, in Talladega County or Shelby County? Are you a commercial driver, and received a speeding ticket in Talladega, Alabama? Even if you live out of state, call Talladega County Traffic Court Attorney, Jordan M. Copeland to discuss your case today.

ALABAMA AUTO ACCIDENT AND PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY

alabama-personal-injury-lawyerAre you the victim of serious injuries you received in a car wreck or truck wreck in Talladega County or any other county in central or northern Alabama? Are you missing work due to your injuries? Are you receiving medical treatment for your injuries resulting in expensive bills that you cannot pay? Don’t settle with the insurance company for a fraction of your total damages.

You need an attorney to fight to get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Talladega County Auto Accident and Personal Injury Attorney Jordan M. Copeland represents automobile accident victims in Alabama on a contingency-fee basis. Therefore, you do not pay an attorney’s fee unless we collect money for you. Childersburg, Alabama Attorney Jordan M. Copeland will protect your best interest in seeking the compensation you deserve.

Contact our law office via telephone or email today to schedule a free initial consultation regarding your automobile accident if you have been injured in an automobile accident in Talladega County, Shelby County, Jefferson County, Calhoun County, Coosa County, Clay County, St. Clair County or any other county in central Alabama and you believe another driver was at fault.

Are you the victim of serious injuries you received in a car wreck or truck wreck in Talladega County or any other county in central or northern Alabama? Are you missing work due to your injuries? Are you receiving medical treatment for your injuries resulting in expensive bills that you cannot pay? Don’t settle with the insurance company for a fraction of your total damages.

You need an attorney to fight to get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Talladega County Auto Accident and Personal Injury Attorney Jordan M. Copeland represents automobile accident victims in Alabama on a contingency-fee basis. Therefore, you do not pay an attorney’s fee unless we collect money for you. Childersburg, Alabama Attorney Jordan M. Copeland will protect your best interest in seeking the compensation you deserve.

Contact our law office via telephone or email today to schedule a free initial consultation regarding your automobile accident if you have been injured in an automobile accident in Talladega County, Shelby County, Jefferson County, Calhoun County, Coosa County, Clay County, St. Clair County or any other county in central Alabama and you believe another driver was at fault.

Personal Injury Attorney Jordan M. Copeland

has offices located in Childersburg Alabama on Highway 280.

 Have you been injuried in an auto accident or car wreck on Highway 280 in Alabama? Jordan M. Copeland will aggressively seek financial compensation for any serious personal injuries you are suffering as a result of any of the following accidents that were not your fault in Alabama:

  • Car wrecks
  • Truck wrecks
  • Logging truck accidents
  • SUV and van accidents
  • Commercial vehicle accidents
  • Tractor-trailer (Eighteen-wheeler) accidents
  • Bus accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Watercraft accidents

Our initial consultation with you regarding your automobile accident case is free and you only pay an attorney’s fee if we collect money for you.

If you are injured and unable to visit our law office in Childersburg, Alabama, we can make arraignments to come to you for a free consultation, so you have nothing loss by contacting our law office regarding your automobile accident.

Contact the Law Offices of Jordan M. Copeland today if you have been seriously injured in an automobile accident in Alabama that was the fault of another driver for a free initial consultation to evaluate your potential case.  Let us aggressively pursue the compensation you may be entitled to as a result of your automobile accident.