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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: if you make a video and say someone's name is your killer if you die does that person go to jail

if someone makes a video and says someone's name will be the person if something was to happen to them would that person automatically be arrested for it

Kyle D Pierce
Kyle D Pierce answered on Feb 23, 2020

Doubtful

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law and Civil Litigation for Alabama on
Q: What recourses do I have?

I had a written signed contract for specific items in exchange for yard work w/ time frames for completion. Instead of doing work, they took the items, broke into the property, took additional items destroying/damaging others. Amount taken is upwards of 60k including vehicle, major appliances,... Read more »

Kyle D Pierce
Kyle D Pierce answered on Feb 20, 2020

A contract would’nt have anything to do with the criminal case. You likely have a civil action for breach of contract too.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: At what point should you ask for your right to speedy trial?If it is a right why do you have to ask for it??
Kate Furek
Kate Furek answered on Feb 20, 2020

You can ask for a speedy trial at any time after arraignment. If you have not retained a lawyer by the time of your arraignment, now is the time to do so.

In every case, it's important to notify the court that you are asserting each and every right you want the court (the Judge) to be...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Municipal Law for Alabama on
Q: how does a person go about getting discovery if you do not have a lawyer?

Is there a wrong and right way to ask for discovery?

Kate Furek
Kate Furek answered on Feb 20, 2020

If you are charged with a crime that carries the possibility of a jail sentence (any felony or misdemeanor), it is in your best interest to hire a lawyer. If you are indigent (you do not make enough money to afford a lawyer), one can be appointed to represent you. You should go to your first court... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Alabama on
Q: whats the process after being indictded by the grand jury
Kyle D Pierce
Kyle D Pierce answered on Feb 13, 2020

You case will likely be set for an Arraignment, Pre-Trial/Plea Docket, then, if not yet resolved, a Jury Trial. However, every case can be different, so your best bet is to retain counsel as soon as possible.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: I would like to know approximately how much would the fine be for 4th degree theft of property
Kyle D Pierce
Kyle D Pierce answered on Feb 13, 2020

It would depend on your criminal history and whether you qualify for a deferred prosecution program that would let you keep it off your record. I, or any, criminal defense lawyer could provide you with the next steps in a full consultation.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: Are ordinance violations considered misdemeanors in Alabama?

It is my understanding that Alabama state misdemeanor laws can be adopted as city ordinances, in which case those may be considered misdemeanors. Is this also the case in the instance of a municipality creating their own brand new ordinance, or are these considered crimes different than a... Read more »

Kyle D Pierce
Kyle D Pierce answered on Feb 12, 2020

That depends on the specific crime or violation that you're talking about. A city could create either ordinance violations or misdemeanors.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: How can I find something showing i was indited on line by the grand jury

What dates grandjury met in blount county last year

Kyle D Pierce
Kyle D Pierce answered on Feb 12, 2020

I'm not sure what you mean. If you have been indicted by the Grand Jury, you should receive a copy of your indictment and a "CC" case number to show that your case has been moved to Circuit Criminal court. Any criminal defense attorney that you wish to retain can help you determine the current... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: i have 4 adult felonies 2 class c 1 class b an 1 class a. An now a class d an c felony charge what is my range of punish
Kyle D Pierce
Kyle D Pierce answered on Feb 10, 2020

I would need more information, like juvenile issues and any possible revocations, before I could calculate your Sentencing Guidelines. I, or any criminal defense lawyer that you'd like to retain, would be happy to be that as part of the process to begin representing you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Alabama on
Q: My sister abandoned her children

My sister moved to another state with her two younger children, age 12 & 16. She became homeless and could no longer afford to keep them. She dropped them off at her 22 year old home in Alabama. They were only was suppose to stay for the holidays. It’s been 4 months and she has not returned. They... Read more »

Jared Dale Vaughn
Jared Dale Vaughn answered on Feb 6, 2020

This honestly sounds like a situation where you might want to consider getting the Department of Human Resources involved. Also, I would recommend consulting with an attorney.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: Hello my name is Matt. I have a pending distribution case in shelby county alabama an I haven't been in trouble since

2010, however I have 3 prior convictions. My concern obviously is going, or not going to prison. I just wanted a few opinions. Thanks in advance.

Kyle D Pierce
Kyle D Pierce answered on Feb 1, 2020

Every case is different, so I would need to know more information. However, under the Alabama Sentencing Standards, your case would likely be a prison recommendation. That said, a lawyer could help you explore the options available, like Community Corrections or Mitigating Factors that could result... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: What are the chances of settling this charge out of court?
Kyle D Pierce
Kyle D Pierce answered on Feb 1, 2020

Hi, without more information about the charge it is almost impossible to answer your question. However, in Alabama, most felonies have a Presumptive Sentence, based on the Alabama Sentencing Guidelines, which will give you a good idea of the likely sentencing range.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Internet Law and Juvenile Law for Alabama on
Q: Can I move out if I get married at age 18 in the state of alabama?
Samuel G McKerall
Samuel G McKerall answered on Jan 13, 2020

Yes, you can. You can also move out whether or not you get married, so if you're getting married just so you can move out, don't bother. Just move out, Now, whether you OUGHT to do either one - get married or move out - are different questions, but with respect to whether you CAN do it, the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Alabama on
Q: What is the best approach to filing a appeal with ninth circuit Court of appeals?

What type of attorney would I need when dealing with this type of case?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 19, 2019

It would depend on what the matter involves; your posted categories cover several areas. Find an attorney who handles appeals in the area that your case involves. You could look up attorneys on this site or through your own independent searches. Without knowing anything about the subject matter of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: I have a domestic violence charge on my record I was unaware of. How could I have a charge if the police have never

Spoken to me?

William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Nov 27, 2019

If you have a conviction on your record that you're not aware of, OR that you know is false, then you need to move to get it removed. First, speak to the Clerk at the courthouse where the conviction is registered to get a copy of the conviction and then contact the associated police service and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Federal Crimes for Alabama on
Q: My friend was convicted by false testimony
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Nov 2, 2019

Thank you for sharing

No question asked

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce, Car Accidents and Child Custody for Alabama on
Q: how can i become a lawyer
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 29, 2019

By graduating from a law school, passing the Bar exam and then be approved by the Bar.

But this is not a legal question.

If you were not able to determine this on your own, then being a lawyer is not for you

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: Can a person go to court for you over a medical situation on a theft of property 3rd under $25.00 in Adamsville alabama

If I have 3 priors over 5 years ago for the same thing but they were closed upon completion

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 22, 2019

What to you mean "go to court for you?"

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: 1 Theft of property at Walmart under $25.00 and had to sign a paper not to come back in Walmart with 3

Priors over 5 years ago for same thing but closed those cases

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 22, 2019

Thanks for sharing. No question asked

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Alabama on
Q: If someoone wrecks and leaves the seen but no others were involved and no property damage what can happen?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 22, 2019

It is possible that the person can be charged with leaving the scene so I would advise them to get their car out of there instantly, for starters.

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