It depends. Why did the officer pick him up? Did he murder someone? If so, the officer can arrest him and take him to jail. Did he commit some kind of assault on another student? Or a teacher? If so, the officer can arrest him and take him to jail. If the officer's purpose had nothing to do...Read more »
Yes, you should worry. You posted this under "Federal Crimes". Its unlikely to be a federal crime, unless you took the girl across a state line for the purpose of having sex with her, or maybe if you had sex with her on federal property, like Redstone Arsenal, which is next door to your town....Read more »
Me and my ex wife plead guilty to a misdemeanor domestic violence charge back in 2012. We were both pretty scared since neither had been in trouble with the law before and plead guilty during the hearing in the belief that it would make things easier on the court and therefore us. I was not aware... Read more »
This is an excellent example of how ignorance of the law can really hurt a person. You have pleaded guilty to DV3rd and now wish you had not. Alabama's law on expungement won't work when you pleaded guilty.
An individual is convicted of a felony sex crime in a state "A" that does not require sex offender registration for the offense. After completing the sentence set forth by state "A" , the individual is released from all legal restrictions. Due to a job offer, he decides to move to state "B" in... Read more »
I’m not licensed in Alabama, but generally, for my clients moving in/out of Arkansas I see issues where state B’s require registration for the same or similar offense. Even if the crime of conviction did not require registration in State A, be very, very careful about what state B will do....Read more »
example, I just arrested a person for Unlf. Poss of a controlled sub. During a lawful felony warrant arrest, I searched the subj. and found him to be in poss of suboxone and Adderall. According to our da's office in Mobile, he can can only be charged with 1 count. Why is that and is there any case... Read more »
Me and my wife had Been arquing She called her dad because he was gonna make me leave my home and I went got my gun loaded it and had it ready to protect my self in my pocket but he never showed up they arrested me and charged me with DV 3rd menacing as my wife as the victim. I never made any... Read more »
I can provide a general answer, but you may need to speak to legal counsel who can provide you with specific recommendations and advice, which would require an attorney to closely review all of the facts. For example, "signed everything into" could mean a transfer, a payable on death designation...Read more »
There does not seem to be any listing on city website or any transparency at all. Is it even required for a city to publicly publish city code and law and is it not against some sort of checks and balances for the city hall to charge 25 cents a sheet for any physical copy of information on such... Read more »
It's solely in my ex wife's name but I am ordered to pay mortgage. I am on disability and can't afford to pay the martial home mortgage and my current mortgage. Can I file bankruptcy on a order? This order puts me over budget per month around 1000$.
This is a complex case with many factors. This debt may or may not be in the nature of a domestic support obligation. Generally, DSO are not dischargeable in a bankruptcy. There are factors that will determine it like how the income between you and your ex, children together, etc. I would...Read more »
The State of Alabama has charged you with DV 3rd. not your husband. You need to get some legal advice right now. If you are convicted of DV3 a presumption will be raised that you are not a fit person to have custody of children. Who bloodied who worse is a police matter. You better concentrate on...Read more »
With a good lawyer you probably won’t be found guilty of anything because under the facts as stated you didn’t do anything. With no lawyer you may get caught up in the system and not be able to avoid a conviction. On the brighter side, your friend is probably not guilty of the felony crime if...Read more »
I am a journalist requesting information about a criminal case which hasn't yet gone to trial. I asked questions of the Lee County Circuit Court Clerk, but was told "no comment." I asked for a copy of the indictment, and was told it is not public record. I am unfamiliar with Alabama law, but it has... Read more »
Indictments are typed up in the prosecutor's office. They are not valid and are therefore confidential unless and until they are (a) signed by the foreman of the grand jury as a "true bill", (b) delivered to the Clerk of the Circuit Court, (c) served on the defendant and (d) the Clerk opens the...Read more »
I told the girl 3 times to leave me alone I then threw my drink in her face and pulled her hair. She pressed charges on me for assault and now wants me to pay over 1500$ for her to get some extensions. You also can’t tell in the video if I pulled her hair or not. I can not afford a lawyer but... Read more »
You can't afford a lawyer? OK. Get ready to figure out how to earn a living with greatly reduced employment opportunities for the rest of your life. That would be after any possible jail sentence and income you'd lose if incarcerated. You are NOT equipped to deal with law enforcement and the...Read more »
Usually, the court will continue the case at least once in order to give the complainant one more chance to show up in court. Sometimes the judge will send the officers or deputies out to bring the complainant to court. If the complainant cannot be found the case will be dismissed, although in...Read more »
Maybe, and maybe not. These are usually state charges, but if the offense(s) occurred on federal property, for example, one of our several military bases, a federal courthouse, or a post office, or involved a federal officer or employee, the charge would most likely be federal.
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