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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Child Custody for Alabama on
Q: I am 19 years old, my stepfather molested me when I was 14 years old, my mother was pregnant with my 6 year old sister,

I am 19 years old, my stepfather molested me when I was 14 years old,my mother was pregnant with my 6 year old sister,we moved away from him,my mother suffered violence, also him in jail 1 month for domestic violence, I never reported him to the police because,I am very afraid of it. my little... Read more »

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Travis T Juneau answered on Oct 22, 2020

The brief answer is yes, you can file a police report against him and the crime should be investigated. Alabama has no statute of limitations on sex offenses involving a child under 16, which means that your case could still be prosecuted. See Ala. Code Section 15-3-5. The more quickly you report... Read more »

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Q: hey, I was wondering, is it ok for one to voluntarily serve as their neighborhood's armed private security guard?
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Travis T Juneau answered on Oct 2, 2020

To directly address your question, it depends. It depends on a multitude of factors that primarily relate to will the person be in lawful possession of the firearm. Alabama law allows for persons to carry firearms lawfully if certain requirements are met, for example, if the firearm is concealed... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: Charged with Burglary 3rd at 16 years old...

My 16 year old son acted dumb and entered a school that had been shut down for years and ended up being caught while walking out of the school. My son and 1 other boy were arrested and charged with Burglary 3rd. The other boy stole a half of a pack of printer paper, a used box of crayons, and a... Read more »

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Travis T Juneau answered on Sep 11, 2020

Unfortunately, the intent to steal need not be formed when they entered the building; the law says entered or REMAINED UNLAWFULLY THEREIN thus if they were unlawfully in the school when the intent to commit theft was formed it counts as burglary. Notably, your son would have had to agree to the... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: I took a product worth $295 from my employer. I put it in a buggy n walked out. What is the crime in alabama?

I later returned the product for a refund.

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Travis T Juneau answered on Sep 4, 2020

Theft of property 4th degree unless the item was a firearm or prescription medication.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for Alabama on
Q: Is the conviction of Possession of burglar's tools eligible for expungement if the sentence was a fine?

the tools were handy man tools of a black handy man stopped by police

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Travis T Juneau answered on Aug 20, 2020

This entirely depends on what you mean by sentence, if the case was dismissed upon payment of a fine or court costs then maybe. If he was convicted and then a fine imposed the answer is no.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Alabama on
Q: criminal law case if a planiff is in jail on a felony charge can my lawyer ask the judge for a dismissal with prejudice?

In my case as a defindent on the grounds she as no rights no more to pursue charges on me because she in jail.. Yes or no?

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Travis T Juneau answered on Jul 28, 2020

If I'm understanding your question correctly, no. Just because a complaining witness is in jail, the state doesn't have to dismiss the charge against you. In fact, he being in jail makes the state's job easier as they know where she is and can easily bring her to court to testify... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: Is there anyway a person could get another chance on his community corrections violations for failing drug tests

He got out of prison on a appeal almost 2 years ago and recently had a relapse and started using occasional is there a chance to get him some help

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Travis T Juneau answered on Jul 21, 2020

Yes, this is up to the judge of course. But, in my experience, a skilled negotiator may be able to get the client in to a drug treatment facility in lieu of prison or a jail sanction. There are a number of factors to consider, such as the nature of the conviction, the clients record of compliance... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Alabama on
Q: Can a Magistrate use a defendant's drivers history citing violations in other jurisdictions to set bond on a case?

The defendant has never had a case in this small municipal court. Has no open cases anywhere else. Has FTA from 10 years ago in another jurisdiction.

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Travis T Juneau answered on Jul 10, 2020

Yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Child Custody for Alabama on
Q: My wife told me she wanted a divorce recently, we've been married less than a year, but have 2 daughters together.

Her agreement proposed to me for custody only lets me have the kids 6 days a month. I want joint custody. I found out very recently and can prove infidelity starting 2 months into the marriage and a week vacation she took to shack up with the guy, and lied to me and the girls. Wondering if I should... Read more »

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Travis T Juneau answered on Jul 1, 2020

I'm going to try to distill the question down to its essence, you and your wife of a year want to be divorced, you have two children together, she has been cheating on you for at least the past 10 months and you want to ensure a fair custody. You have a good number of options in front of you,... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Alabama on
Q: Reiceived first dui in AL, bac was .084, in jail 5 hrs, have my DL, could I possibly get it dismissed? Do I plead guilty

No criminal history at all, was not intoxicated. Blew a .084 both times he tested me in the field and was under the legal limit at the jail. They held me for 5hrs and I was released with my DL. I need my drivers license for work to make a living. Is there any way I can get this dismissed and not on... Read more »

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Travis T Juneau answered on Jul 1, 2020

DUI charges are very complex to defend. You may be eligible for pretrial diversion, but that will depend on your DA's office policies and if you have a Commercial Driver's License, CDL. If you really need to save your license, you should get an attorney involved as soon as possible.

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3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Alabama on
Q: My wife cheated on me twice with the same person. I want a divorce but not sure what the out come would be.

We have 2 children ages 5 and 13 I don't want to lose them

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Travis T Juneau answered on Jun 30, 2020

In any divorce where child custody is an issue, the behavior of the adults is an important factor in who has primary custody over the children. The question you must ask yourself is, is a divorce something you really want? Is your wife willing to work on your marriage and stop cheating? It sounds... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: Where can I locate online a warrant issued by judge
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Travis T Juneau answered on Jun 19, 2020

This depends greatly on the jurisdiction and status of the case; most (if not all) municipal courts will not have warrants available on line and not all warrants are available before they are served. If the warrant was issued for a District or Circuit Court case, the warrant may be available in the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: How long does an escape in the first degree carry?

In Alabama

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Travis T Juneau answered on Jun 12, 2020

Being a class B felony, Escape 1st carries a sentence of 2 to 20 years for a first offense. If the convicted has any prior convictions for class A, B, or C felonies, the State could invoke the Habitual Offender Act and the range of punishment would change accordingly. However, a sentence of less... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: When filing a motion for temporary release on alafile what Is persuant to rule code?
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Travis T Juneau answered on Jun 9, 2020

Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure 7.3(b)(5)

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Alabama on
Q: If you are getting a divorce, is it best to sell property/houses/cars that have both persons on the loan?
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Travis T Juneau answered on Jun 5, 2020

Like many things in the law, it depends. In most situations, I would say no. But, because it depends, you need to talk to a lawyer in your area.

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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Alabama on
Q: Can I use youthful offender in the state of Alabama if the crime was committed while I was 21?

I had just arrived at my home. Parked my car, locked it and had gotten out of the vehicle when an officer proceeded to come onto my property and forced me to take a breathalyzer. This is my first offense for a misdemeanor DUI.

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Travis T Juneau answered on Jun 4, 2020

If there has never been a youthful offender determination, that is no judge has ever denied youthful offender in this case, yes you can apply for and will likely get youthful offender for this case.

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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: Once you have paid for the pretrial intervention program in full, do you still have to report to your probation officer

Once above program is paid will I only have to pay restitution? Or will I have to continue paying the monthly supervision fee, and drug screening fee?

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Travis T Juneau answered on Jun 1, 2020

Yes, you still need to report to the probation officer you are assigned to and continue to drug screen as well as comply with the all the other aspects of the program until you graduate the program and are told by the court that you are done.

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2 Answers | Asked in Federal Crimes, Criminal Law and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Alabama on
Q: Will I go to prison for a class c felony of chemical endangerment of a child for a first time offense ever in my life.

I have been charged with possession of paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and a class c felony of chemical endangerment of a child due to having bongs and pipes and marijuana.

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Travis T Juneau answered on May 29, 2020

To directly answer your question, probably not. But, you could. As a non-guidelines offense the court could put you in prison without having to find an aggravating circumstance. Its vital that you contact an attorney, or contact your attorney if the court has appointed someone to represent you, and... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Child Custody and Child Support for Alabama on
Q: I'm headed for a divorce after 5yrand we have a 5yr old child together , will I have to pay child support and alimony

I don't want to have to pay for neither one. We both make around the same amount of money !

Birmingham, al.

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Travis T Juneau answered on May 28, 2020

The short answer, without knowing much more, is that you will pay child support unless you have primary custody of the child. Alimony, either periodic or alimony in gross depends on a number of factors thus, it is impossible to know if you will have to pay it or not without all of the specifics.... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for Alabama on
Q: Hello i need advice. I live in Alabama and have since 2008. Ten years ago my husband and i split up

He had gotten with another woman and then moved out and we haven't been together since. 5 years ago he took our son and moved to Massachusetts without telling me beforehand (i spent two weeks panicking not knowing where my son was), and was told by several people that since we were still... Read more »

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Travis T Juneau answered on May 17, 2020

I'm very sorry to hear about your situation. Abandonment and infadelity are grounds for divorce in Alabama. It sounds like you would need to hire a private investigator to help locate your son. But, if you exhaust your attempts to locate your husband, you could be able to serve your husband by... Read more »

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