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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Alabama on
Q: whats the process after being indictded by the grand jury
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Kyle D Pierce answered on Feb 13, 2020

You case will likely be set for an Arraignment, Pre-Trial/Plea Docket, then, if not yet resolved, a Jury Trial. However, every case can be different, so your best bet is to retain counsel as soon as possible.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: I would like to know approximately how much would the fine be for 4th degree theft of property
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Kyle D Pierce answered on Feb 13, 2020

It would depend on your criminal history and whether you qualify for a deferred prosecution program that would let you keep it off your record. I, or any, criminal defense lawyer could provide you with the next steps in a full consultation.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: Are ordinance violations considered misdemeanors in Alabama?

It is my understanding that Alabama state misdemeanor laws can be adopted as city ordinances, in which case those may be considered misdemeanors. Is this also the case in the instance of a municipality creating their own brand new ordinance, or are these considered crimes different than a... Read more »

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Kyle D Pierce answered on Feb 12, 2020

That depends on the specific crime or violation that you're talking about. A city could create either ordinance violations or misdemeanors.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: How can I find something showing i was indited on line by the grand jury

What dates grandjury met in blount county last year

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Kyle D Pierce answered on Feb 12, 2020

I'm not sure what you mean. If you have been indicted by the Grand Jury, you should receive a copy of your indictment and a "CC" case number to show that your case has been moved to Circuit Criminal court. Any criminal defense attorney that you wish to retain can help you determine the current... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: i have 4 adult felonies 2 class c 1 class b an 1 class a. An now a class d an c felony charge what is my range of punish
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Kyle D Pierce answered on Feb 10, 2020

I would need more information, like juvenile issues and any possible revocations, before I could calculate your Sentencing Guidelines. I, or any criminal defense lawyer that you'd like to retain, would be happy to be that as part of the process to begin representing you.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: Hello my name is Matt. I have a pending distribution case in shelby county alabama an I haven't been in trouble since

2010, however I have 3 prior convictions. My concern obviously is going, or not going to prison. I just wanted a few opinions. Thanks in advance.

Kyle D Pierce
Kyle D Pierce answered on Feb 1, 2020

Every case is different, so I would need to know more information. However, under the Alabama Sentencing Standards, your case would likely be a prison recommendation. That said, a lawyer could help you explore the options available, like Community Corrections or Mitigating Factors that could result... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Alabama on
Q: Aren't IWOs standard for child support in initial custody cases unless otherwise agreed to by both parties? (AL)

Ex's lawyer tried to take out the need for an IWO out of the final draft of settlement agreement and now ex is saying an IWO won't be issued if we go to court. Isn't an entry of IWO required, per section 30-3-61 Alabama 1975?

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Kyle D Pierce answered on Feb 1, 2020

I would need to know more about your situation to give any specific advice, but, in a private divorce, an IWO isn't required. However, it is generally highly suggested.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: What are the chances of settling this charge out of court?
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Kyle D Pierce answered on Feb 1, 2020

Hi, without more information about the charge it is almost impossible to answer your question. However, in Alabama, most felonies have a Presumptive Sentence, based on the Alabama Sentencing Guidelines, which will give you a good idea of the likely sentencing range.

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Alabama on
Q: We are having difficulty getting the board to answer our request to see the books and vote for wind coverage. Help?

The board has denied the president the right to hold a special meeting and they refuse to let anyone view the books for condo association

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Kyle D Pierce answered on Oct 16, 2016

An attorney would need to review your condo association bylaws to give a specific answer, but the Association generally would be unable to prohibit a member from viewing the books.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Alabama on
Q: What happens if you have sex with your spouse after he filed for divorce?

My husband filed for divorce on July 1. He has since come back to the house and has had sex. Does this have any consequences to his filing?

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Kyle D Pierce answered on Oct 16, 2016

I would doubt it. It might have some effect if the divorce was filed on fault based grounds, which generally does not happen in Alabama any longer. You would need to contact a local family law attorney to explore your options and represent you in the divorce.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Alabama on
Q: Me and my wife have been split up for three years . She had a child , am I legally responsible for that child even tho

It's not mine

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Kyle D Pierce answered on Oct 16, 2016

If the child is not yours and you did not adopt the child, you are likely not responsible for any child support payments. However, a local family law attorney could examine your situation to give a more definitive answer.

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law for Alabama on
Q: My niece is living with my Mother and is verbally abusive and unstable how do we get her out?

My Mother has a bad heart and I fear for her life. My niece is a drug addict and unstable she stabbed my Mothers mattress but the police say they can not use that because Mother let her move back in afterwards.My mother is 77 and it takes so long to evict someone I fear Mother will not make it.

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Kyle D Pierce answered on Oct 16, 2016

Consult a local attorney concerning a restraining or protective order. Your Mom may be able to get a temporary one to protect herself immediately.

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