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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Alabama on
Q: It has been raining in my apartment due to storm damage over a year. Where can I get help with a matter like this?

I (we) have reached out to many people about this. Other tenants have been to the mayor ,sheriff and health department as a group. No one will come. Not even a bad area. We are right beside an elementary school. The Health Department wont come just this week after a year of calling did I finally... Read more »

Travis T Juneau
Travis T Juneau answered on Sep 16, 2021

If your apartment is uninhabitable and you have made the landlord aware and the landlord has failed to improve conditions and make the home habitable then you are allowed to break the lease and move. If you get sued by your former landlord for breaking the lease you will have a recognized defense.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Alabama on
Q: Can I sue Facebook for violating my civil rights specifically for violating my freedom of speech? Not first time they

I made a comment about our government leaving K9’s in Afghanistan. Military k9’s. My comment was “ it would be more humane to have put a bullet in their head than leave them to starve or be tortured by Isis. “

They banned me stating I was promoting hate or violence?

Nelson Craig Johnson
Nelson Craig Johnson answered on Sep 7, 2021

Because Facebook is not a government entity they cannot violate your first amendment right to freedom of speech. You can make an internal appeal with Facebook to argue your post did not violate their policies. They use computer bots to monitor content, but often on an appeal a human doing the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and White Collar Crime for Alabama on
Q: If my codefendant gets a better plea offer than I do an I have clean record not a felon an my codefendant has a record

But he got the better plea offer than me on intent with distribute case an it was his car an not mine plus I never seen any drugs or held any drugs what so ever. Why would he get better plea deal I have clean record he don't. Does that mean he blamed most likely

Joseph Abrams
Joseph Abrams answered on Aug 5, 2021

Plea agreements among codefendants are negotiated separately so they may not be all the same. However, most prosecutors will attempt to treat similarly-situated codefendants in a similar manner. It's difficult to say why your deal is different from the codefendant, but the skill of the defense... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and White Collar Crime for Alabama on
Q: When can you file a motion to suppress evidence my case been going on 3 yrs now. Also never gave permission to search

The car I just started driving like 10 minutes prior to me getting pulled over. I told them no 3 times

Joseph Abrams
Joseph Abrams answered on Aug 5, 2021

Generally, a motion to suppress can be filed any time during the pretrial/motion/discovery phase of the case, subject to any specific rules or requirements ret by the court.

- Law Office of Joseph Abrams, Anaheim, CA

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Alabama on
Q: What can be done about a liable or slanderous statement involving a crime and the welfare of children?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 4, 2021

An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. You could reach out to attorneys in your area who handle defamation cases. As a GENERAL matter, these types of cases are not usually handled on a contingency basis like a car accident - which means that regardless of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: I need a criminal and civil rights defense attorney can you help me?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 2, 2021

An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. I'm sorry you're still awaiting a response, but this forum isn't set up for attorneys to reach out to help you - you have to reach out to them. This is only a Q & A Board, not an attorney referral... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Communications Law for Alabama on
Q: a you tube program has published photos of me without my permission, It is illegal? I don't want them to use my image

a you tube program has published photos of me without my permission, It is illegal? I don't want them to use my image

Timothy John Billick
Timothy John Billick answered on Jan 6, 2021

We all have a right of privacy, which includes our "right of publicity." However, if your image was taken while you were in a public place, and/or your image was only briefly shown, it will be much harder to assert your claim. Please consult with an IP/privacy attorney to fully assess your rights.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: Civil or criminal charge?

Gave a business $2900 to order parts for my car. Decided afterwards i no longer wanted the work done.. owner of the business said that was fine, and he would return me my money when he refunded the parts.. he refunded the parts and got the money back but the bank supposedly froze his bank account..... Read more »

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

It can actually be both. Since no work was done and he converted your money into his money and you got nothing for it, then that can be construed as Theft by Deception 1st, a class B Felony since he has taken your money and not returned. Talk to the police or sheriffs office in your county about... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for Alabama on
Q: I have recordings proving abuse & negligence by my baby's father. Can I use this to keep him away from her/protect her?

He recently got a domestic charge (3rd degree) with another woman (called in by his neighbors). I spoke to a previous girlfriend as well & both tell me horrible things he's done to them (text).

He put our infant daughter in danger many times & screamed at her, tossed her onto... Read more »

Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field answered on Nov 23, 2020

You have all the rights. Do not let him bully you into seeing her and possibly hurting her. You do not have to let him see her and it is bad for you if you do, knowing what he does. Go to DHR and sign up for child support. They do not do visitation nor custody. He will have to get a lawyer to get... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Civil Rights for Alabama on
Q: Can the DMV deny your opportunity to take a driving test based on your language proficiency and Wont allow A translator?
Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler answered on Sep 1, 2020

If you are a lawful permanent resident, authorized to work, or a U.S. Citizen, then the answer is likely no. The challenge is that you must contact an attorney, who handles civil rights matters in Alabama to discuss the violation of your civil rights based upon the legal decisions in the Eleventh... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Land Use & Zoning for Alabama on
Q: I bought a Mobile Home from a individual and I have the bill of sale on it and my husband and myself decided to just

Rent the lot it was already on but a different person owns the lot. Well the person I bought my mobile home from left his camper trailer on the lot I am renting and everytime I ask him about having it moved he lies to me and tells me hes going to have it moved the following week. Well everytime... Read more »

Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field answered on Aug 18, 2020

You have no rights to the camper. However you do have rights to the lot it’s on since you are paying rent. Start charging him rent for every day it’s left therez

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: How can i get my seized vehicle from police if i had no knowledge of a crime
Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field answered on Jul 19, 2020

You should be able to get it back fairly quickly if they are through processing it. I assume it was used in the commission of a crime and that’s why they have it. Once they have processed it you will be able to get it back.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Civil Rights for Alabama on
Q: I just got an email saying there will be a lawsuit filed for today’s date the 14th for my SSN which was actually on It

Is it a scam? It also says court info will be sent to by the USPS but has no link to any thing and it says the lawsuit like I knew about it?

Adam Savett
Adam Savett answered on May 14, 2020

Probably, but without more information, it would be almost impossible for any attorney to assist you.

For example:

1. Is the email from a recognizable email address (e.g. larry@deweycheatemandhowe.com) or is it from a nonsensical string of letters and numbers (e.g....
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Alabama on
Q: What if I’m living with someone else and my parents have already had a DHR case opened on them, and one of them can test

Positive for marijuana, could I be allowed to be move out permanently considering I’m almost 18?

Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field answered on Apr 15, 2020

Yes in this situation DHR would probably allow you to remain in the home where you are, as long as they all test negative, as part of a safety plan

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Civil Rights for Alabama on
Q: I’m 17, I will be 18 within 3 months. I live with someone other than my parents, can they call the law enforcement to

Force me back home? I’ve been living with these people since February.

Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field answered on Apr 15, 2020

Yes they can. Until you reach 18 you are considered the custody of your parents. If you refuse you can be charged as a juvenile and made to go home.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Alabama on
Q: Which definitions are used to apply the statues under each title of US Code?

General Question

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Nov 1, 2019

The definitions given to it by statute and case law decisions

2 Answers | Asked in Business Formation, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: I have a summary and a class action and even a business ideal made and would like to send it to a lawyer

I have been working on this for months and would love to have a lawyer look at what i have and give me their opinion

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Sep 14, 2019

You must contact lawyers individually and personally

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Alabama on
Q: Military Veteran's rights violated?

Military Veterans rights violated? I listed a computer for sale on a local website in NC. An individual contacted me to purchase the computer. While the individual was at my house to look over the computer, he told me of his suspicion that I might be a scammer. Then he said he worked for the... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Jun 25, 2019

How do you know the person actually saw your records or was scamming you?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Alabama on
Q: Is it possible to sue for violation of 42 U.S.C. 9501?
Mitchell G. Lattof Jr
Mitchell G. Lattof Jr answered on Jun 13, 2019

Probably not. If you read this provision (also known as the Bill of Rights for Mental Health Patients), it does not appear to contain any mandatory language. It is merely a RECOMMENDATION from Congress to the states of what the states "SHOULD" do to provide for rights and treatment of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Civil Rights for Alabama on
Q: A ex friend has a fourwheeler of mine that he agreed to make payments can I get it back?

I wrote up a contract stating terms and conditions payment date and total amount owed we both signed but had no witness or notary is this contract legal and how can I get my fourwheeler back since we are no longer friends and I have someone willing to get it out of my name and in theirs.

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 29, 2019

It appears the contract is legal which means you can enforce it in an Alabama court.

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