switched tag. also, I had a warrant for FTA on prev Dr w/susp. I was cuffed put in back of patrol car immediately. he began to search vehicle w/o my knowledge and completely out of sight. he then brought to my attn he found something. he proceeded to pull a Ziploc bag from his shirt pocket... Read more »
You will need consult with an attorney licensed to practice law in your home state which appears to be Alabama. Attorneys are required to meed specific qualifications in order to practice in another state. The warrant made it legal for the police to detain you and search your vehicle prior to...Read more »
The short answer is yes, both can be charged with one quantity of narcotics even if one claims the narcotics as their own. Under the rules on "constructive possession" a person needs only to have knowledge and an intent to exert dominion or control over the narcotics to be convicted of...Read more »
If you are arrested while operating a vehicle the officer does have the option to tow your vehicle. If you have a passenger that is not being arrested the officer has the option to allow that person to take the vehicle for you if you consent.
Similarly, if you are arrested on someone...Read more »
Yes. Constructive possession. The police just to prove that it was your firearm and that you had control over it, or were able to exert control over it. Much easier if they found you in possession of the firearm, but not impossible to prove....Read more »
Typically there is no requirement to report a crime to police or come forward as a witness, with some exceptions. Most civil servants and law enforcement employees are required to report, and most states have laws requiring people to report child abuse. That being said, if the person was a regular...Read more »
He calls, texts, and has sent things to my job. After being told not too. Im starting fear for my safety. He has incriminating text and pictures that support the affair but I also have text and emails asking him to stop contacting me.
You may want to take a look at the crime of Stalking Second Degree, which states, in the relevant part, that if a person intentionally acts with an improper purpose, repeatedly harassed, telephoned, or initiated communication with another person and caused that person to reasonably fear for that...Read more »
It sounds like what you are looking for is either 1) a pardon or 2) expungement. The ability to have your record "wiped" depends on if you were convicted or not and what the charges were. Not all drug charges can be expunged. If you are looking to have your record sealed then I suggest...Read more »
I'm sorry to have to say this but, it depends. Jurisdiction of a county office doesn't immediately end at the county line. There is an area of concurrent jurisdiction. This means that there is a buffer zone where the counties meet in which officers from both counties are well within their...Read more »
Expungement may be possible but is dependent on when he was "acquitted," how the case was handled, and what he was accused of. There are different rules for felonies, misdemeanors, and traffic violations. As of 2021, most charges that did NOT result in a conviction can be expunged. He...Read more »
If the victim contacts the District attorney's office directly you may be able to get them to dismiss the charges. Many times they understand that if the victim is not willing to testify it will be hard to get a conviction, so rather than fight a losing battle they will just let it go.
My husband called 911 on me as I was in a mental health breakdown ( pandemic - no dr appts available-) I was given the option for ambulance to hospital which i said no- I was then arrested for dv - which my husband never said I hit him- and taken down to the cop car and put in the back. I asked my... Read more »
You should get in contact with a criminal defense attorney and allow him to get discovery (specifically body cam video) and evaluate the case. Based on the facts provided here I do not see a reason why a search of the home would have been justified, but without a full review of the facts of the...Read more »
Prison is considered an institution for confinement of persons convicted of serious crimes, such as felonies and the sentences imposed are usually beyond a year. Jail is considered an institution for smaller crimes, such as repeated traffic violations or misdemeanors. In Alabama, every misdemeanor...Read more »
The chain of evidence relates to who had custody of an item or piece of evidence when to ensure it is preserved in an unaltered state for introduction at trial. Most felony reports will include a chain of evidence for key pieces but, not always. Further, a break in the chain does not inherently...Read more »
You have several possible claims against three possible defendants. Realistically, your recovery is likely limited by the amount of insurance that is available. I'll break down each of your possible claims, but you probably only care about the practical advice so I'll start there....Read more »
I was at the apartments they rent out to there workers when I got into a argument with someone there and they ended up draging me with there truck and also when I manged to pull myself up in to the bed I stood up and he kept swerving trying to throw me off well so happens after couple trys he... Read more »
In a practical sense, Double Jeopardy arises when someone is being prosecuted more than once for the same crime. The primary focus is “same crime.” While some crimes are a lesser offense than the other, you can be charged with a different crime if that crime is are not included in the other....Read more »
Anyone charged and convicted a crime specified in Section 13A-12-291, which includes drug possession or drug use related offenses, will have their drivers license suspended, revoked or cancelled by the Alabama Dept of Public Safety once it is reported to them. Depending on the charge and the nature...Read more »
You may be considered a bone fide purchaser for value. However, whether you actually obtained title to the property or not is likely dependent on what you knew about the property and what documents were recorded in the probate records. I highly recommend that you contact a real estate attorney that...Read more »
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