Alabama

 

Restoration of Rights Project – Alabama Profile

Guide to restoration of rights, pardon, sealing & expungement following an Alabama criminal conviction

Sentencing Reference Manual for Circuit and District Judges

Alabama Sentencing Commission (2012) – Includes information on collateral consequences triggered by state and federal felony convictions.

 


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