Rather than try to do this yourself, I would encourage you to hire an attorney to draft all of the paperwork for you. A petition to terminate parental rights will need to be filed in juvenile court, which has to be served on the father so that he has an opportunity to contest it. If he has agreed...Read more »
Possibly. Alabama Code Section 13A-13-1 says "A person commits bigamy when he intentionally contracts or purports to contract a marriage with another person when he has a living spouse. A person who contracts a marriage outside this state, which would be bigamous if contracted in this state,...Read more »
There is not a court procedure that a man can initiate to give up his own parental rights. However, the mother can file a petition to terminate his parental rights, and he could then sign a consent agreeing to have his rights terminated. Please be aware that terminating parental rights no longer...Read more »
Yes, they can transfer full legal title to the property by signing an agreement conveying their different interests in the land. The deed will be a little different than a standard property deed, but it is not complicated and an attorney should be able to prepare the paperwork at a reasonable price.
In most situations, you cannot appeal a guilty plea. However, there are certain exceptions that exist. Whenever possible, the first step in appealing a guilty plea is to file a motion to withdraw the guilty plea first. This has to be filed within 30 days of sentencing in order for the trial court...Read more »
Yes, the State of Alabama follows the law as set forth in the United States Supreme Court case of Barker vs Wingo, which established the rules for determining whether there has been a denial of the right to a speedy trial. In determining whether there has been a denial of the right to a speedy...Read more »
No, at 23 you are too old to be granted youthful offender status. However, some courts provide the possibility of receiving pretrial diversion or withheld adjudication if you have never been in trouble before. You need to get a criminal defense lawyer involved in your case as soon as possible to...Read more »
It can take a long time to receive an appellate court ruling on a conviction. However, probation revocation cases are relatively simple and can usually be ruled on faster than the average criminal case. I would suggest that you call your husband's lawyer and ask him the status of the appeal. If you...Read more »
Theft of property in the third degree is a Class A misdemeanor. The charge carries a range of punishment of up to one year in the county jail (or up to 6 months in some cities). Depending on the situation, you could be looking at a criminal conviction and a sentence as serious as jail time, or an...Read more »
Alabama law does not currently provide for expungement of criminal records of convictions, except for specific situations where there has been a mistake made in the record. For most people, there is no way to get a conviction cleared off of their record. During the last few years, there have been...Read more »
Recieved Check from a Business out of state for online marketing and advertisments. Cashed it at a check cashing company. I was contacted by business that the check was not cleared and arrested. Charged with In state of alabama for possession of forged instrument in the second degree Class C... Read more »
The proper forum for presenting your evidence that you did not have knowledge of the forgery would be the jury trial. At the trial, the State will have the burden of proving your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. They will have to do more than prove that you cashed the check, they will have to prove...Read more »
Due to your age, you are eligible to apply for youthful offender status in Alabama. You will need to fill out a form that is filed with the court at your arraignment on the charges, and the judge will order the probation office to conduct a background investigation on you. You will need to schedule...Read more »
You've actually described two different situations in your question. In the general question, you asked whether a person on parole in Alabama can travel to Georgia. However, in the More Information section, you indicated the person has not yet been indicted. This would mean the person is out on...Read more »
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