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0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Municipal Law for Alabama on
Q: Does a cop initially have to tell you the reason your being pulled over in Mobile Al?

I was pulled over by an officer outside of a school zone who told me while I was in the school zone he clocked me at 42. Where the officer said he clocked me at on the ticket is where he was already sitting with his lights on and where I and other cars were stopped for the crossing guard upon... View More

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Q: What petition does a sex offender need to deregister?

He was seventeen at the time of rape second degree was committed, Victim the girlfriend was eighteen and a half. Spent 10 years in prison and ten years on parole. He is now 56 and has no other crimes. The alleged victim has been deceased twenty years. He has lived in the same house, married to the... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Election Law for Alabama on
Q: I was arrested in charged with cocaine sales 40 years ago not been any real trouble since how doI APPLY FOR PARDON

If every citizen has a right to bear arms will that include me?someone said a shotgun for protection? I WOULD love to vote also

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Internet Law and Small Claims for Alabama on
Q: I'm purchased a car from an individual here in Alabama sold as a one owner never wrecked great service records none true

Vin search of 2012 Nissan Centra show s a salvage title and doesn't show any rebuilt title the gentleman denied all this and finally after days he admitted that it was a rebuilt title he took my money and ran I need to know what I can do about it there were no service records the left hand... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Banking for Alabama on
Q: trying to find an experienced lawyer suing banks

Regions bank has abused my fathers funds and mishandled it. Their actions has caused my 80 year old father stress and financial injury. He went online and paid 10 thousand dollars to the loan company for his truck payout. The bank took it upon themselves to send a check, which wouldn't get... View More

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Q: If a person with a warrant for technical violation of probation is in the vehicle with me but they get out and are

Apprehended elsewhere but the deputy asks if they were in my the vehicle I'm in and I say no but then the wanted person tells them yes they were, what can I be charged with?

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Q: How can DA Open (ReOpen) CLOSED MOSTLY DRUG CASES. TO ONLY HAVE ANOTHER Case For the State of Alabama. DETAILS PLEASE

How Can you make me understand . THE DA is really Scrapping Bottom of Barrel. To Actually Send Letters to Us Ex Convicts. Trying to do right . To only Have to go back to Court on a case That was COMPLETE And suppose to be Cleared with Central Records in Montgomery, Al. But let us out of prison Off... View More

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Q: Why might someone be charged with TOP 4th-THEFT-FROM BANKING INSTITUTION-$500 OR LESS?

I understand that TOP 4th degree is a class a misdemeanor, I'm just wondering what the "from banking institution" could potentially mean.

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Real Estate Law, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Alabama on
Q: How can someone who you have a verbal contract with have you charged with criminal trespassing on property that you are

Living at and have been for almost a year. Both people living in the house are disabled and have gotten behind on rent but the owner of the house wanted to move someone in with us and was constantly com to the house between 8 pm and midnight, harassing us threatening to put us out. Also her son... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: Is it okay for a judge that used to be an attorney to hear someone's case that used to be that person's attorney

Drug possession criminal mischief

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answered on Apr 9, 2024

It depends on whether the judge was the defendant's attorney in the same case or in a "substantially related matter."

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Alabama on
Q: Does double jeopardy law apply in Alabama when the same charges and facts of a case are used twice for convictions

If someone's probation was violated for catching certain charges and he was told in a quart of all that his probation was being violated because of those charges and had papers showing the charges on there as the exact reason why they're sending them back to prison and years later when he... View More

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answered on Apr 4, 2024

In the United States, the Double Jeopardy Clause of the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects individuals from being prosecuted or punished twice for the same offense. This protection applies to all states, including Alabama, through the Fourteenth Amendment's Due Process Clause.... View More

Q: Are there any laws pertaining to a diver recovering scrap metal that fell from barge in Tennessee River

We are cleaning river bottom where a scrap metal company has missed the barge while loading. The metal is underwater and we are not touching land at any time. Are we breaking any laws.

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answered on Mar 25, 2024

In regards to your question about recovering scrap metal from the Tennessee River, it's essential to understand that various laws may apply. These include federal, state, and local regulations concerning environmental protection, salvage rights, and navigation. For instance, the Clean Water... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Civil Rights for Alabama on
Q: I am being harassed by several different people and law enforcement that have illegally subpoenaed electronic records

I have had my electronics records illegally subpoenaed and also have been harassed non stop by people that have been illegally given this information to follow, stalk, threaten, and harass me non stop. They have continued for years at this point. Law enforcement knows who they are and continue to... View More

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answered on Mar 14, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about the distressing situation you're facing. It's important to take immediate steps to protect yourself and seek justice. First, consider consulting with a lawyer experienced in privacy, harassment, and criminal law to explore your legal options. They can guide... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Public Benefits for Alabama on
Q: Is my relative risking arrest for his outstanding warrants if he applies for a non-driver’s id card in Alabama?

I’m trying to help a relative struggling with homelessness obtain appropriate housing; however—due my past financial losses arising from his previous addiction issues—I’m now unwilling to take responsibility for his lease in my name. He can’t possibly acquire a lease in own his name... View More

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answered on Feb 28, 2024

Your relative's concerns are understandable, but applying for a non-driver's ID card in Alabama does not automatically trigger immediate arrest for outstanding warrants. However, it's essential to acknowledge the risk involved, as law enforcement databases may flag individuals with... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Alabama on
Q: If officers cannot physically produce the evidence that they gained during their search can the case be thrown out

They cannot produce the gun they claim they found during traffic stop

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answered on Feb 4, 2024

In a legal case, if law enforcement officers cannot produce crucial evidence, such as the gun they claim to have found during a traffic stop, it can potentially weaken their case. The inability to produce physical evidence may raise questions about the credibility of their claims. However, whether... View More

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Q: Can I take claim of a ex-felon In possesion of a firearm charge for my husband if the firearm was mine?

My husband was recently arrested and charged with ex-felony in possession of a firearm along with some other charges.. the firearm is mine and was beside the driver seat of my car. He didnt even know that I had it with me and he was only driving because I can’t see to drive when it’s dark. Is... View More

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answered on Jan 30, 2024

In Alabama, as in most jurisdictions, the issue of possession in a criminal case, especially concerning a firearm by an ex-felon, is complex and fact-specific. If a firearm is found in a vehicle where an ex-felon is present, it can lead to charges of illegal possession, even if the firearm belongs... View More

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Q: I was pulled over and an officer found kratom in my car, but did not arrest Me and offered to let me go if I would agre

I was pulled over and an officer found kratom in my car, but did not arrest Me and offered to let me go if I would agree to work with narcotics. He said if I didn’t contact the number he gave that he would issue a warrant for my arrest. Is this legal?

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answered on Jan 23, 2024

The legality of the situation you described is questionable and raises several concerns. First, it's important to know that kratom's legal status varies by state and jurisdiction. If kratom is legal in your area, possessing it should not result in any criminal charges.

If kratom...
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