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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Alabama on
Q: Can additional charges to a traffic stop that resulted in a charge but successfully defended against be dissmissed?

Lawrence Co. Alabama; As I approached the stop sign where co. Rd. 208 intersects the corner of co. Rd. 203 a state patrol rounded the corner aprox. 3-400m behind. The wheels of my car stopped and the momentum shifted backwards. I let off the brake and crossed the line to peer right, around the... Read more »

Kate Furek
Kate Furek answered on Mar 23, 2020

A lawyer would need more information before answering the question specific to your case, however, if multiple charges arise from a traffic stop, you can be convicted of those additional charges even if the ticket that was the reason for the stop is dismissed. In these situations, it's best to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Alabama on
Q: Can I get a ticket for expired tags from more than one jurisdiction in the same 24 hour period?
Kate Furek
Kate Furek answered on Mar 23, 2020

Yes. Sometimes, if you've gotten your tags updated quickly after the ticket, one or more jurisdictions may dismiss the ticket on payment of court cost - but they are under no obligation to do so.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Alabama on
Q: How can I get my husband a ID so he can receive chemo if he has warrants for fta on tickets?

My husband has recently been diagnosed with stage four lymphoma. He needs chemo asap but the doctors have only done one treatment and dont want to continue til he has a ID to start charity pay for medical costs and a outpatient sub abuse program(he's fought addiction for years). He is willing... Read more »

Kate Furek
Kate Furek answered on Mar 23, 2020

If he has warrants for failure to pay traffic tickets, it is not the clerks who can waive the requirement that he turn himself in. In order to handle the warrants for you, the best outcome is usually obtained by hiring a lawyer in the county where the warrants are from to help you navigate this... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Alabama on
Q: In Alabama, if my boss requires me to train my piers, am I titled to extra pay? Or am I just “in the line of duty?”

I was a dept supervisor for a local plant of a global flooring factory. Recently my job title was erased and replaced with 4 shift lead jobs of which I was given one. My manager is making me train the other 3. I’m knowledgeable enough to do it, but feel if I’m being forced to train others, I... Read more »

Kate Furek
Kate Furek answered on Mar 23, 2020

Without knowing all the facts, your employer can ask that you do any task within your job description. Job descriptions are usually broad. If you are paid hourly or salary (rather than on commission), then he likely isn't required to pay you any extra bonus for this work.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Alabama on
Q: Can I not receive unemployment if I was intimidated by boss to the point it was in better for my health to quit?

I exhausted intermittent FMLA (which I was on for depression and anxiety due to relationship with boss) before coming to this decision. While I was on FMLA it was discussed with HR and there was no resolution to help my worklife become better.

Kate Furek
Kate Furek answered on Mar 22, 2020

After you have exhausted your FMLA, your employer is not required to extend any more leave under the FMLA for you. However, if you have an ADA claim, you may request your employer make a reasonable accommodation for you. Not all employers are required to follow the ADA, so it's in your best... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: If I’m 16 and have a robbery 1 and attempted murder charger how much tile is I’m facing
Kate Furek
Kate Furek answered on Mar 10, 2020

I would need to know more about your case. You should contact a defense attorney to assist in your case immediately. If you cannot afford one, the court will appoint one for you. Individuals who are under 21 years old at the time of the offense may apply for Youthful Offender status, your attorney... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: What can be done about someone taking and not give back your va papers, Medicaid papers, wills, probate estate papers,

I have proof in texts

Kate Furek
Kate Furek answered on Mar 10, 2020

If you know where the person is located, call local law enforcement and report a theft. Do not engage in self help (confronting them, going to their location, threats, etc.)

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Alabama on
Q: Do I have to still file

My husband had came out he is a woman Is taken med and going to have surgery .and has gone to courts to legally have name changed do we have to for a divorce since that man no longer exist

Kate Furek
Kate Furek answered on Feb 21, 2020

If you are seeking a divorce, then you will not be divorced until either an uncontested or contested divorce has been started and a Judge enters a Final Judgment of Divorce. To avoid any issues, the best way to do this is to contact an attorney who practices Family Law where you live.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: At what point should you ask for your right to speedy trial?If it is a right why do you have to ask for it??
Kate Furek
Kate Furek answered on Feb 20, 2020

You can ask for a speedy trial at any time after arraignment. If you have not retained a lawyer by the time of your arraignment, now is the time to do so.

In every case, it's important to notify the court that you are asserting each and every right you want the court (the Judge) to be aware of.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Municipal Law for Alabama on
Q: how does a person go about getting discovery if you do not have a lawyer?

Is there a wrong and right way to ask for discovery?

Kate Furek
Kate Furek answered on Feb 20, 2020

If you are charged with a crime that carries the possibility of a jail sentence (any felony or misdemeanor), it is in your best interest to hire a lawyer. If you are indigent (you do not make enough money to afford a lawyer), one can be appointed to represent you. You should go to your first court... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: can a 16 year old autistic girl date a 19 year old? this started when she was 15 but turned 16 sept 2019.

This man has been taking advantage of my autistic daughter. I have found messages from him relating to sexual content. she is not capable of making those decisions, its more like shes 12. she is home schooled and doing 6th grade work. I have told him not to ever contact her again. I have taken her... Read more »

Kate Furek
Kate Furek answered on Oct 14, 2019

You should contact your local law enforcement. Do not delete any content from her phone or continue to talk to her about the incident.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: I have been charged with promoting prison contraband but it was not intentional do I have a chance to fight it
Kate Furek
Kate Furek answered on Oct 14, 2019

Whenever charged with a criminal offense, you should plead not guilty until you can discuss the facts of the case with a lawyer. If you cannot afford one, ask if one can be appointed to you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: What is a reverse split sentence Alabama
Kate Furek
Kate Furek answered on Oct 12, 2019

In Alabama, a reverse split sentence varies from a traditional split sentence because the suspended time is to be served first and then the “split” or non-suspended time is to be served last. However, unlike a traditional split sentence, after the initial probationary period the judge has... Read more »

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