The proceedings regarding the charges are deemed never to have occurred. The court and other agencies will reply that no record exists in response to any inquiry. The petitioner need not disclose the fact of the record on an application for employment, credit, or other type of application. However, the petitioner must disclose the record to any government regulatory or licensing agency, any utility and its agents or affiliates, or any bank or other financial institution. These agencies have the right to inspect the expunged record after filing notice with the court. Code of Ala. § 15-27-6(b).
Expunged records are not transmitted to the FBI and the state criminal justice information center requests withdrawal of records previously transmitted to the FBI and later expunged. Code of Ala. § 15-27-7.
Unauthorized, intentional and malicious release of expunged records is a Class B misdemeanor. Code of Ala. § 15-27-16.