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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.

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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... Read more »

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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.... 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.

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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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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... 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 »

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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... Read more »

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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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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?"

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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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Q: can a 16 year old autistic girl date a 19 year old? this started when she was 15 but turned 16 sept 2019.

This man has been taking advantage of my autistic daughter. I have found messages from him relating to sexual content. she is not capable of making those decisions, its more like shes 12. she is home schooled and doing 6th grade work. I have told him not to ever contact her again. I have taken her... Read more »

Kate Furek
Kate Furek answered on Oct 14, 2019

You should contact your local law enforcement. Do not delete any content from her phone or continue to talk to her about the incident.

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Q: I have been charged with promoting prison contraband but it was not intentional do I have a chance to fight it
Kate Furek
Kate Furek answered on Oct 14, 2019

Whenever charged with a criminal offense, you should plead not guilty until you can discuss the facts of the case with a lawyer. If you cannot afford one, ask if one can be appointed to you.

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Q: What is a reverse split sentence Alabama
Kate Furek
Kate Furek answered on Oct 12, 2019

In Alabama, a reverse split sentence varies from a traditional split sentence because the suspended time is to be served first and then the “split” or non-suspended time is to be served last. However, unlike a traditional split sentence, after the initial probationary period the judge has... Read more »

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Q: What is the penalty for assault 3rd pleading guilty
J. Brent Burney
J. Brent Burney answered on Sep 24, 2019

Assault in the third degree is an A class misdemeanor. It carries up to a 12 months in the county or city jail and/or a fine not to exceed $6,000.00. A conviction would also have court cost and possible claims of restitution. You should consult a criminal defense attorney and discuss all of the... Read more »

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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Q: Does a search warrant have to contain the property being seized or can it just state it’s related to a burglary?

The warrant never states specifically what is being looked for. It only states there was a burglary.

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Sep 9, 2019

Second time with same question

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