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Dustin Fowler Speaks About Expungement Legislation

Rickey Stokes

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Posted by: RStokes
Date: Mar 21 2014 3:23 PM

MONTGOMERY:   This afternoon we spoke with Dustin Fowler of Buntin, Etheredge and Fowler Law Firm about the expungement legislation and what affects it has.

Fowler told us that Alabama State Rep. Chris England (D) of Tuscaloosa was a big proponent of this legislation.

Any person who is found not guilty in a court of law, for any offense which is not a sex related or crime of violence, can petition the court to have their records expunged. Again, Fowler stressed this legislation does not apply to sex crimes or crimes of violence. No matter if found not guilty or case dismissed.

The legislation has passed both the House and Senate. The legislation now awaits the signature of Alabama Governor Robert Bentley. since the passage the legislation did move it's way back to committee for a revision. So the signature of the Governor is delayed. 

Fowler monitors the Alabama Legislature. He is a Dothan based practicing attorney. He handles civil and criminal cases, and domestic cases. His office is located across from the Houston County Courthouse, at the corner of Troy Street and North Oates.

Alabama State Representative Chris England is a prosecutor with the Tuscaloosa County District Attorney's Office in addition to his position as an Alabama State Representative. In addition, England's father has been a long serving Judge in Tuscaloosa County.

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