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Q: Can nurses go through someone’s personal belongings just bc they thought it smelled like marijuanna and called the cops?

I was a patient and my boyfriend brought me a change of clothes and some more things up there and for some reason they wouldn’t let him in so the nurse got the bag and instead of bringing it to me they passed it along to another nurse and then called the cops bc my boyfriend put my medicine that... Read more »

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Q: Does a probation officer have the athority to search a resident if you tell them the person is not there without a warra

They were told outside the house he wasn't there but they insisted on searching for him then found small amounts of what they consider dangerous drugs . Less than a 0.10 gm methamphetamine and less than 0.4 gms of marauanna . Was it legal for them to arrest the person who owns the place.

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Q: can a person with 13a-12-192b conviction get an expungement under the new sb 117? or is it off the table?

the person was convicted in 2018. was told they could possibly have it expunged after 5 yrs. the description given was 13a - 12 - 192b. the material was 5 photos. records don't state it was of anyone younger than 17.

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for Alabama on
Q: Why am I charged w/ interfence custodywhen the 2 minors ran away and I picked them up to keep them safe until dhr opened

They called me from a gas station middle of the night not knowing where they were or who their case worker was but would run from the cops so I went to pick them up to take to dhr when they opened so how am I being charged with interfence with custody of a minor when they ran away from the foster... Read more »

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Q: I need a affordable attorney to represent me in Athens Al limestone Co. The judge will not appoint me a public defender.

I lost my job due to a car wreck. I have been unemployed for over 2 months, but actively seeking employment that can support me. I'm finally employed but still not making a substantial amount. I have 2 misdemeanor cases on September the 21st 2022. Can someone please help. I feel absolutely... Read more »

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Q: Is a jail sentence mandatory for possession of a controlled substance? Or could I get probation to avoid it? 1st felony

Is there away to avoid a jail/prison sentence for a first time class C felony for possession of a controlled substance?

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Q: I am concerned my lawyer is not doin what's best and need a second option

Arrested for probation violation at my lawyer keeps putting off my hearing told me I would come back to court in two 2. Judge paper work reports he seen us and we are due to return in 2 months.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation, Criminal Law and Products Liability for Alabama on
Q: Does the law allow Repo agent to search a repoed vehicle? What does the law require of guns found in recovered vehicle?
Allan Lamar Armstrong
Allan Lamar Armstrong
answered on Aug 26, 2022

Normally, an inventory of personal property is taken. The owner should then be allowed to retrieve the property.

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Q: Can 2 both be charged with drug trafficking if no one claims the it while both in the same car
Travis T Juneau
Travis T Juneau
answered on Aug 8, 2022

The short answer is yes, both can be charged with one quantity of narcotics even if one claims the narcotics as their own. Under the rules on "constructive possession" a person needs only to have knowledge and an intent to exert dominion or control over the narcotics to be convicted of... Read more »

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Q: If your being arrested does the officer have the right to tow your vehicle
Nelson Craig Johnson
Nelson Craig Johnson
answered on Aug 3, 2022

If you are arrested while operating a vehicle the officer does have the option to tow your vehicle. If you have a passenger that is not being arrested the officer has the option to allow that person to take the vehicle for you if you consent.

Similarly, if you are arrested on someone...
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Q: Can a person be charged with felon in possession of a handgun but don't have the gun on them?
William Jaksa
William Jaksa
answered on Jun 30, 2022

Yes. Constructive possession. The police just to prove that it was your firearm and that you had control over it, or were able to exert control over it. Much easier if they found you in possession of the firearm, but not impossible to prove.... Read more »

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Q: What is a person charged with if he knew and saw someone committing murder and doesn't call the authorities in Alabama?
William Jaksa
William Jaksa
answered on Jun 30, 2022

Typically there is no requirement to report a crime to police or come forward as a witness, with some exceptions. Most civil servants and law enforcement employees are required to report, and most states have laws requiring people to report child abuse. That being said, if the person was a regular... Read more »

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Q: I've had an affair with a client. I ended it, but he keeps pursuing me, and threatens to tell my job. What can I do

He calls, texts, and has sent things to my job. After being told not too. Im starting fear for my safety. He has incriminating text and pictures that support the affair but I also have text and emails asking him to stop contacting me.

Travis T Juneau
Travis T Juneau
answered on Jun 1, 2022

You may want to take a look at the crime of Stalking Second Degree, which states, in the relevant part, that if a person intentionally acts with an improper purpose, repeatedly harassed, telephoned, or initiated communication with another person and caused that person to reasonably fear for that... Read more »

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Q: Can a person crimal record be wiped clean like for drugs and jail. If so how is that possible. Please help me.

I can't find nobody who can help me. Please if someone can tell .thank you

Travis T Juneau
Travis T Juneau
answered on May 31, 2022

It sounds like what you are looking for is either 1) a pardon or 2) expungement. The ability to have your record "wiped" depends on if you were convicted or not and what the charges were. Not all drug charges can be expunged. If you are looking to have your record sealed then I suggest... Read more »

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