Criminal Defense – Expungements – Pardons

CRIMINAL EXPUNGEMENT AND PARDON ATTORNEY IN ALABAMA

For information on seeking an expungement or clearing of your arrest record in Alabama, please visit our expungement website: www.ExpungementAlabamaLawyer.com

 

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

It 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 representing you in seeking 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.

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.


TALLADEGA AND SHELBY COUNTY, ALABAMA CRIMINAL AND DUI DEFENSE ATTORNEY

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.