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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Family Law and Domestic Violence for Alabama on
Q: Can I drop DV charges against my Ex if it has been over 2 year w/o an arrest?

It's been over 2 years but less than 3 years that I filed a police report for domestic violence against my ex. He was never arrested and I have never been updated on the case staus as far as if he's going to jail or what. I do know that they were looking for him bc they showed his picture on the... Read more »

Joseph A. Ingram
Joseph A. Ingram answered on Jul 1, 2016

The best way is just not show up for court and the DA will have to dismiss the case for lack of prosecution

1 Answer | Asked in Collections for Alabama on
Q: How do you file a lawsuit against a property who owes you money for work completed in Alabama.

We have a small painting Co. in Alabama we have a company that owes us over $13,000. How do I file a Lawsuit for debt owed?

Joseph A. Ingram
Joseph A. Ingram answered on May 13, 2015

I presume that you may be a subcontractor and do not have a contract. That is still ok because you can tsity and show pictures of the work performed. If the party has money or assets, i would file a lawsuit. the question is how much money is at issue?

If you would like to pursue it,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Alabama on
Q: Struck by car and injured in walmart parking lot while pushing 2 buggies of groceries. Should she retain a lawyer ?

She has never dealt with this kind of stuff and isnt sure about contacting a lawyer

Joseph A. Ingram
Joseph A. Ingram answered on May 13, 2015

first, is ws she injured and what are her injuries? Does she have any medical bills or loss of income from missing work? If so, i would be glad to talk with her. Ingram Law LLC. 205-335-2640

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Alabama on
Q: If my dad who lived in alabama dies and does not have a will does everything go to my stepmom or am I entitled to anyth
Joseph A. Ingram
Joseph A. Ingram answered on May 13, 2015

good news, everything does not go to your step-mother. She is entitled to half plus half the balance of the estate, plus some living exemptions. The first $15,500 case.

Please call if I can help Ingram Law LLC 205-335-2640

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Alabama on
Q: I settled my workmans comp case and signed a contract not to file for any future injuries, can I file a new injury?
Joseph A. Ingram
Joseph A. Ingram answered on May 13, 2015

Yes you may file a new claim if it is a new injury not to the same body part. Please call if i can help Ingram Law LLC 205-335-2640

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Alabama on
Q: I still havent returned to work and workmans comp wants to speak to me at work is this normal

Got hurt on job and waiting to see neurologist but its been two weeks and still no appointment and now workmans comp wants to speak to me at work

Joseph A. Ingram
Joseph A. Ingram answered on May 13, 2015

Generally, if you have filed a claim, and are receiving temp disability pay, then you should not speak with your employer. However, I presume you do not have a lawyer at this point. Sometimes the insurance nurse or caseworker may want to speak with you about your injury before determining a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: My husband has been indicted on the sixth circuit of eastern district Federal on conspiracy to manu. meth

And three other counts. His appointed attorney has withdrawn from the case this past week and mailed my huband the plea bargn. I saw on Pacer that the judge did not appoint the recommended lawyer by my husbands first lawyer and he was appointed an attorney who specializes in civil, family law,... Read more »

Joseph A. Ingram
Joseph A. Ingram answered on May 13, 2015

Dear Wife,

i serve on the Federal Defender's Panel for the Northern District of Alabama and practice federal criminal in other states as well. it is not uncommon for a federal defender to have more than one practice area. i can assure that if the lawyer was on a federal panel of attorneys...
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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: As a cosigner on a bond in Tennessee, can you be charged with a felony if the defendant skips their court date?

Or federal warrants be placed against you for their actions?

Joseph A. Ingram
Joseph A. Ingram answered on May 13, 2015

You may not be charged with a crime, but you may be taken into custody until the defendant is located. Also, if the U.S. Attorney believes and can prove it to a grand jury you could be charged as an accessory to the the absentia.

My practice is devoted to federal criminal litigation and...
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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Mississippi on
Q: After being denied procedural bars;what is nexts to do?

My husband is one of the true innocent. We have filed 2 post convictions and a habeus corpus over the years. The last was turned down because of procedural bars.He has been in for over 19 years.. Another question..Is there any way to have his sentence changed ?

Joseph A. Ingram
Joseph A. Ingram answered on May 13, 2015

First I applaud you for your effort not to give up. There are a couple of post conviction remedies such as a 2241 and a 2252 action. Both take time to get the information and can be a longshot. However, all cases deserve review. I am not sure if your husband pled guilty or had a trial. that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Alabama on
Q: My dad was convictied of a horrible crime in the early seventies, but he says he didn't do it
Joseph A. Ingram
Joseph A. Ingram answered on May 13, 2015

First thank you for taking this step. However, there is much needed information to answer your question. Is he still in jail, what was the charge? did he have a trial or enter a guilty plea? did he appeal his conviction?

if you have any of this information and would like to discuss,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: My son has a heroin habit. I sent him to rehab but he relapsed after a few weeks. I refused to enable him

by giving him money. He resorted to robbing someone using a toy gun. I put up property to get him out of jail. He is still doing the drug, lying etc. My question is can I revoke the bond & have him put back in jail without losing my property?

Joseph A. Ingram
Joseph A. Ingram answered on May 13, 2015

Good for you. Sometimes tough love is hard. Yes, if you put up a property bond, you may go to the court and ask that it be removed. I have had this happen on a couple of cases where a parent put up a cash bond and beleived the child might leave the jurisdiction.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: Can any one helpg

Pti violation on felony pics. Have pregnant fiance and desperately need help staying it of prison

Joseph A. Ingram
Joseph A. Ingram answered on May 13, 2015

I do not understand your posts, but will be glad to discus your case with you by telephone. Please feel free to call me at 205-335-2640, Ingram Law LLC, Joseph A. Ingram

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: I have possession of Marijuana on my record. Can I still apply and be eligible for an apartment in alabama?

The charge is 2nd degree and 2 years have passed

Joseph A. Ingram
Joseph A. Ingram answered on May 13, 2015

I do not believe that you can be denied an apartment for a criminal conviction, unless maybe you had to register as a sex offender. I would tell yo to be completely honest on your application, because your failure to disclose it could lead to them denying your application for tenancy.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Alabama on
Q: Does a new order of modification nullify everything in the previous order when child custody and support where changed?
Joseph A. Ingram
Joseph A. Ingram answered on May 13, 2015

Generally, the modification order would only apply to the issues modified from the divorce decree. However, that being said, I would need to read the Divorce Agreement and Modification Order to be sure. I hope this helps.

Please feel free to call if I can help. Joseph A. Ingram, Ingram...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Alabama on
Q: My mom was told by her husband he was leaving her. She saw a lawyer and he told her she is screwed.

My mother saw a divorce attorney 2 months ago and he said she was screwed because she has always been the "breadwinner" and made more than him. Everything is also in her name. She has worked so hard for everything and has a 16 year old daughter. Will she still lose 50%? Can the fact that the... Read more »

Joseph A. Ingram
Joseph A. Ingram answered on May 13, 2015

I am not if your mom is screwed and I would never tell a client that unless it was true. That being said, it depends non what your father made as income. Your mom may be able to show the court abuse. In Alabama, after ten years, a spouse is entitled to half of a retirement account, unless your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Alabama on
Q: How long it takes for a divorce to be final after running a 30 day ad in newspaper
Joseph A. Ingram
Joseph A. Ingram answered on May 13, 2015

I presume you filed for a Divorce by publication in a newspaper of general circulation for (30) days. If you have counsel, after the ad has run its course, then a Motion for Default Judgment is required to be filed with the court. the court will set a hearing date and then yo will be granted a... Read more »

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