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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: When you use your youthful offender as an adult for a felony charge does is show upon your rexord
Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field
answered on Oct 6, 2020

No it does not. You can also answer truthfully on a job application that you have never been convicted of a felony.

However, law enforcement does have access to it through NCIC. But it is not available to the public or anyone else.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Alabama on
Q: At what age can the child legally decide to stop going to visitation with other parent?

We're divorced and I have full custody. My ex has supervised visitation and over time normal visits may resume my soon to be 12 year old doesn't want to have anything to do with him because of mental and emotional abuse on his behalf.

Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field
answered on Oct 3, 2020

There is no age in Alabama when a child can decide they don’t want to go visit. I lot of people think there is, but there is not. Just as he is ordered to pay child support, you too, are ordered to comply with the visitation schedule. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Alabama on
Q: Can I move without giving a notice?

I have been trying for two years to get my landlord to fix my leaky roof (among other serious issues). She finally hired some *cheap* people to replace it. One of the guys fell through the roof and now there is a GIANT hole in our ceiling. Her response was very unconcerned and just said, "well... Read more »

Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field
answered on Oct 3, 2020

No you must give notice to vacate. But take lots of pictures and put everything in writing. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Alabama on
Q: 16-year-old son no longer wants to live with father.

My son is 16 years old and has a terrible relationship with his father, his father is or has a very bad temper and tends to throw things and my son is scared what can I do

Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field
answered on Oct 2, 2020

Petition the court for a change of custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Probate for Alabama on
Q: In jail for a probation violation but no one can tell me what the violation is not even the judge what can I d

My bf is currently in jail for a probation violation but no one not even the judge can tell him what the violation is. The probation was in Alabama being transferred to MS fee had been paid Jan 21st he had permission to be in MS. PO told him wait on a call and never called so he started calling... Read more »

Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field
answered on Oct 2, 2020

You said probation was being transferred to MS. Until your case has officially been transferred to another state you must continue to report in Alabama. It’s probably for failure to report. But I don’t know, just guessing. The probation office in the county where he was convicted will be able... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: This is about all the info she have me. Telll me about Suppression please.
Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field
answered on Oct 1, 2020

We need more information so that we can advise you. I believe I had already answered her question though. And with what little bit of information you have we can’t give you an answer.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Alabama on
Q: I live in the state of Alabama, my dad passed away and his landlord that he rented a lot for him mobile home is trying

I live in the state of Alabama, my dad passed away and his landlord that he rented a lot from for his mobile home is trying to sue me. He is trying to sue me for back rent and property cleanup can he do this legally?

Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field
answered on Oct 1, 2020

If you are the executor of your fathers estate he can. Also remember anyone can be sued. Whether or not they win is another story. If you were not on the lease agreement it is highly unlikely they will win. However you must defend the lawsuit. If you do nothing, they can get a judgement against... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: Never arrested, worked in LE years & owner of cadaver K-9. No drug/criminal Hx. On the evening of 9/3/20, she Stopped by

No drug/criminal Hx. On the evening of 9/3/20, she Stopped by the residence briefly to use restroom. about the same time, DTF was Serving a ADOC W on male resident. Waited 3 hrs for Search Warrant & 11 grams meth found in box in Resident’s bedroom. Female had no knowledge, therefore could... Read more »

Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field
answered on Sep 30, 2020

In order to answer this properly any attorney would have to sit down with you and discuss. It sounds just from the little you have given me, that there is maybe a suppression issue. However you left way too many unanswered questions for a very good aniseed. I suggest you get to an attorney... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Alabama on
Q: Can a 14 yr old kid get in trouble for running away?`

Can a 14 yr old kid also say no to going back to the place where the leaving conditions are bad, also can a 14 yr old kid get put in jail for running away.

Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field
answered on Sep 29, 2020

Yes you can get in trouble for running away. Call DHR and file a report and they will investigate. If there are terrible living conditions they will remove the child and put them with the neatest suitable relative or foster care if there are no suitable relatives.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Alabama on
Q: can a 15 year old girl go to jail for running away because they are being mistreated ?

& can a 15 year old choose to live with a close relative that they grew up with that basically raised them , because they feel that they are being mistreated ?

Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field
answered on Sep 29, 2020

Yes you can. You can go to juvenile for running away.

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Alabama on
Q: My brother says the money and my father's accounts ways to pay off his student loans there was no willl is this legal

All my father's personal belongings are in my brothers possession

Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field
answered on Sep 29, 2020

Most banks have joint with right of survivorship terms. This means that if your brother was on your fathers account, at your fathers death, the money in the account belongs to your brother, and it would not be part of your fathers estate. However if there is no Will, Alabama laws of intestatacy... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: Upon release, a CO been harassing & stalking female, posted mugshot 7 times on FB, Says she sells Drugs to kids (9th A).

Female never arrested, worked in LE years & owner of County’s cadaver K-9 in training. Upstanding citizen No drug/criminal Hx. This is only Run-in. Stopped there to use restroom. DTF Serving ADOC Warrant on male occupant. Waited 3 hrs forSearch Warrant. 11 grams meth found in box in Male’s... Read more »

Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field
answered on Sep 29, 2020

You say she was never arrested but had a bond of $100,000. Also there are more questions here before an answer can be given. I’d at least do a consult with a lawyer to discuss some options for you. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Alabama on
Q: How do I contest a custody order that was made by a judge in another state that did not have jurisdiction
Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field
answered on Sep 28, 2020

You need to provide more information before we attempt an answer. Such as, what is the Order for? When was it filed? Were you served? Is it a modification or original divorce? Please provide more information. Thank you.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: So my ex ( gf at the time we are both girls ) got into a fight she’s 19 I’m 17 she wants to take me to court

She cheated on me I confronted her and she got mad and got my face and we started fighting but while physically fighting her phone was in her pocket and got broke she wants to take me to court and I’m wondering what’s the worst could happen

Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field
answered on Sep 28, 2020

Well you are a juvenile, so they can put you on supervised probation and probably make you pay for the phone. Or, if you’re lucky they may just put you on a consent decree and not adjudicate you delinquent. Good luck!

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Alabama on
Q: I recently paid off all the amount that I owed in arrears. They are still taking these deductions from my check.

How do I get the deductions to stop? My children are adults and all child support is paid in full.

Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field
answered on Sep 28, 2020

You have to go to the clerks office and fill out a CS-44 Affidavit for Termination if Withholding Order for Support. It is stating to the court that the children have reached the age of majority and you are no longer obligated to pay support. Congratulations!!

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Alabama on
Q: I have 3 month old child and the father is narcissistic person. When he comes around he only comes for my money.

And verbally abuse me. I did a protection order but he held me hostage so I couldn’t go he also threaten me If I go back that he will hurt me and take our child. How can I collect child support and not let him be around my child? He sell drugs and is not a stable person.

Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field
answered on Sep 27, 2020

Please contact 2nd chance and they will help you get away from him.

Also contact DHR who will go after child support without giving any visits. Good luck to you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: I was arrested for receiving stolen property 3rd except for I don't know what I supposedly received I had to call

The cops on My fiance one night he was out of his mind high on either drugs or alcohol or mix and tried to kill me when they came to arrest him they found all this stuff around the outskirts of my yard that I didn't even know was there they took one thing had the owner come with a trailer to... Read more »

Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field
answered on Sep 26, 2020

Receiving stolen property is knowing the property was stolen and keeping it anyway. The knowingly is what has to be proven in a criminal prosecution for receiving. However if it’s in your constructive possession you can be deemed to know it was there if they have other factors with it. If I were... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Alabama on
Q: Do i have full custody of my kids when dhr give them back to me and not the father he didnt participate.

Can he keep my daughter at his house even though i have the paper stating they were placed back with me?

Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field
answered on Sep 25, 2020

The order should tell you. If you don’t have a copy of it, you can go to the juvenile section of the clerks office and they will provide it to you.

If it says you have custody then you are correct, your daughter has to come home to you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: What is the statute of limitations for 1st degree theft in Alabama?
Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field
answered on Sep 24, 2020

It’s four years.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Alabama on
Q: Was being served papers at my home when answered the door the officer seen parafinalia

On table and found small amount of marijuana. I was arrested for misdemeanor parafinalia and misdemeanor possession. Can I get this dismissed?

Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field
answered on Sep 24, 2020

It’s very possible. While this falls under the “plain view” exception to a warrantless search, many counties in Alabama have a PreTrial Diversion program that allows for the dismissal of the charges once you complete the program. I’d find a good criminal lawyer and ask them about filing out... Read more »

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