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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Libel & Slander and Consumer Law for Alabama on
Q: Can I take any legal action for Wal-Mart not abiding by their refund policy and also falsely accusing me of shoplifting

I was taking items back at Walmart and their refund policy states that you will get your refund in the matter in which you paid. Well, my receipt shows where I paid $160 cash and $60 on my debit card. I went to take some items back to Walmart and they only offered me a gift card so I called... View More

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answered on Jun 29, 2024

Based on the situation you've described, there are a few potential legal issues to consider:

1. Refund policy violation:

If Walmart has a clearly stated refund policy that they're not following, this could potentially be grounds for a complaint. However, many stores have...
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2 Answers | Asked in Foreclosure, Real Estate Law, Civil Rights and Probate for Alabama on
Q: What can I do if my property was foreclosed, I’m in the redemption period but the new owner is refusing to take payment
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answered on Jun 29, 2024

If you're in the redemption period after a foreclosure and the new owner is refusing to accept your payment, you have several options:

1. Document everything: Keep detailed records of your attempts to make payments, including dates, times, and methods of contact.

2. Consult an...
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2 Answers | Asked in Foreclosure, Real Estate Law, Civil Rights and Probate for Alabama on
Q: What can I do if my property was foreclosed, I’m in the redemption period but the new owner is refusing to take payment
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answered on Jul 11, 2024

You should hire an experienced Alabama attorney to navigate the process. I do not regularly handle these matters but have done so in the past.

The code of Alabama states as follows as to your comments:

"SECTION 6-5-252 DEMAND FOR STATEMENT OF DEBT AND LAWFUL CHARGES BY PERSON...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination for Alabama on
Q: I feel that I was racially discriminated against with my job. What do I do?

I worked for a company which was placed in a location primarily different race than myself. I went on medical leave and when it was ok’d for me to return to work. The location that my company was at asked my work to not allow my return. That I was no longer allowed there. I haven’t done... View More

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answered on Jun 21, 2024

I understand you're in a difficult situation and feel you may have experienced racial discrimination at work. Here are some steps you could consider taking:

1. Document everything:

- Write down all relevant dates, events, and conversations

- Gather any evidence you have...
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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Tax Law, Civil Rights and Collections for Alabama on
Q: Denial of Taxpayer Rights. Garnishment of federal benefits started in 2022 for 2012 no notice. M

My bank received a notice to file exemption. Employment was served to my bank to check my job status there. They started on April and I wasn't served until dev 2022. Way past time to file. Called all courts in state of Alabama. Nothing found. Lein was out on house the. Taken off. Not sure if... View More

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answered on Jun 17, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about the difficult situation you're facing with the garnishment of your federal benefits and the lack of notice. It sounds like a very stressful and confusing ordeal.

A few key points based on the information you provided:

- If your federal benefits are...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Domestic Violence and Libel & Slander for Alabama on
Q: Can I sue my father for 49 years of Mental and emotional abuse? I'm 49 and have psychiatric records from the age of 19

I'm 49 years old and my father still stalks me. He spreads lies about me to paint me in a negative light. I have emotional which exploits. He lies to discredit me if I were to tell anyone about the things. He tries to justify the way he treats me just by thinking that if he has some kind of... View More

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answered on Jun 15, 2024

I'm truly sorry to hear about your situation. You may have grounds to pursue legal action against your father for mental and emotional abuse, especially given the long history and the severity of his actions. Consulting with an attorney who has experience in family law and abuse cases can help... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Alabama on
Q: My son is in a ga jail on identity theft fraud charges. Almost a year in and still no trial. He's got jumped and had to

Have surgery, still no bond. Took to court house but no trial. What can I do to help him get out.

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answered on Jun 10, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about your son's situation. One option you can consider is contacting a defense attorney who can advocate for his rights, including pushing for a speedy trial. The Sixth Amendment guarantees the right to a speedy trial, and an attorney can help address any delays.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for Alabama on
Q: : Does a cop initially have to tell you the reason your being pulled over in Mobile Al?

: Does a cop initially have to tell you the reason your being pulled over in Mobile Al?

I was pulled over by an officer outside of a school zone who told me while I was in the school zone he clocked me at 42. Where the officer said he clocked me at on the ticket is where he was already... View More

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answered on Jun 3, 2024

In Mobile, Alabama, a police officer does not have to immediately tell you the reason for pulling you over. However, they typically do inform you of the reason after obtaining your license and insurance information. It’s common for officers to address the violation after verifying your details.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Alabama on
Q: I was arrested in charged with cocaine sales 40 years ago not been any real trouble since how doI APPLY FOR PARDON

If every citizen has a right to bear arms will that include me?someone said a shotgun for protection? I WOULD love to vote also

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answered on May 24, 2024

To apply for a pardon for your cocaine sales conviction from 40 years ago, you'll need to follow the procedures specific to your state. Typically, this involves submitting a formal application to the governor's office or a designated pardons board, including detailed information about... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Alabama on
Q: My husband was picked up for FTA while on community corrections he has been in jail since may 8 th 2024 he has not seen

Judge or anyone within 72 hours shouldn't he be released

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answered on May 24, 2024

If your husband was picked up for failure to appear (FTA) while on community corrections and has been in jail since May 8, 2024, without seeing a judge within 72 hours, his rights may have been violated. Typically, individuals arrested must be brought before a judge promptly, usually within 48 to... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Personal Injury for Alabama on
Q: I am a civil prose litigant who is recovering from a judge ordering the bailiff to assault and arrest me over and over

This happened in 2020 and I would like to sue for damages I’ve filed for civil rights violations but the sheriff refused to give me name of bailiff

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answered on May 20, 2024

Your post does not contain a discernible question. You should reword it to ask the question you would like a lawyer to answer. For example: "What defenses should I expect a judge and/or bailiff to raise if I file a lawsuit? How much do attorneys in this area of law typically charge in and... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Personal Injury for Alabama on
Q: I am a civil prose litigant who is recovering from a judge ordering the bailiff to assault and arrest me over and over

This happened in 2020 and I would like to sue for damages I’ve filed for civil rights violations but the sheriff refused to give me name of bailiff

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answered on Jun 2, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about your experience. To sue for damages in a civil rights violation case, you'll need to gather as much evidence as possible, including any documentation or witness statements related to the incidents. If the sheriff refuses to provide the name of the bailiff, you... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Alabama on
Q: Illegal search and seize? Was my rights violated?

I'm in Alabama and was arrested. The vehicle i.was riding as a passenger in with my boyfriend was pulled over by the police. They start yelling over the PA or something from driver to put his hands out the window and make some back up out towards them. I'm going to do the same thing for... View More

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answered on Apr 15, 2024

Based on the information you provided, there are a few potential issues with the actions of the police officers during your arrest. However, whether your rights were violated would depend on additional details and the specific circumstances of the situation.

1. Probable Cause: The police...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Civil Rights for Alabama on
Q: I am being harassed by several different people and law enforcement that have illegally subpoenaed electronic records

I have had my electronics records illegally subpoenaed and also have been harassed non stop by people that have been illegally given this information to follow, stalk, threaten, and harass me non stop. They have continued for years at this point. Law enforcement knows who they are and continue to... View More

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answered on Mar 14, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about the distressing situation you're facing. It's important to take immediate steps to protect yourself and seek justice. First, consider consulting with a lawyer experienced in privacy, harassment, and criminal law to explore your legal options. They can guide... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Education Law for Alabama on
Q: Can a public school require you to answer ethnicity and race questions in order to enroll?

Enrollment forms commonly ask, "Is the student Hispanic / Latino?" and ask students to specify their race.

Usually, there is also an option to opt-out via "I choose not to answer."

Is it legal for a public high school to require a student to answer the race and... View More

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answered on Mar 8, 2024

In the United States, public schools collect race and ethnicity information to comply with federal laws and to ensure they are providing equal educational opportunities. This data helps in reporting to various departments and in the allocation of resources. However, the practice of requiring... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Education Law for Alabama on
Q: Can a public school require you to answer ethnicity and race questions in order to enroll?

Enrollment forms commonly ask, "Is the student Hispanic / Latino?" and ask students to specify their race.

Usually, there is also an option to opt-out via "I choose not to answer."

Is it legal for a public high school to require a student to answer the race and... View More

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answered on Mar 8, 2024

Public schools in the United States often collect data on race and ethnicity for various purposes, including compliance with federal and state reporting requirements and to ensure equal educational opportunities. These questions are part of efforts to monitor and promote diversity and inclusion... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Public Benefits for Alabama on
Q: Is my relative risking arrest for his outstanding warrants if he applies for a non-driver’s id card in Alabama?

I’m trying to help a relative struggling with homelessness obtain appropriate housing; however—due my past financial losses arising from his previous addiction issues—I’m now unwilling to take responsibility for his lease in my name. He can’t possibly acquire a lease in own his name... View More

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answered on Feb 28, 2024

Your relative's concerns are understandable, but applying for a non-driver's ID card in Alabama does not automatically trigger immediate arrest for outstanding warrants. However, it's essential to acknowledge the risk involved, as law enforcement databases may flag individuals with... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Alabama on
Q: Right to travel never have received a driver's license or permit?

Fighting traffic court

Allan Lamar Armstrong
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answered on Feb 11, 2024

If you attempt to assert free travel as a defense to no license, then you lose. Driving is a privilege, not a right. You can travel freely by walking all you please, but you don't have the right to use state and federal roads without being granted the privilege. You'll lose in court,... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Alabama on
Q: Can Child Protective Services go to my child's school and talk to them and ask them all kind of questions?

Questions they aren't even old enough to know the answer to. I was under the impression that I was supposed to at least be informed or something. I could be 100% wrong but now my babies are upset that these random people were asking them questions about me and their father. We stayed in a... View More

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answered on Feb 4, 2024

Child Protective Services (CPS) has the authority to visit your child's school and talk to them if they have received reports or concerns about a child's safety or well-being. However, in most cases, they are expected to inform parents or guardians about their visit and the reasons behind... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Alabama on
Q: If officers cannot physically produce the evidence that they gained during their search can the case be thrown out

They cannot produce the gun they claim they found during traffic stop

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answered on Feb 4, 2024

In a legal case, if law enforcement officers cannot produce crucial evidence, such as the gun they claim to have found during a traffic stop, it can potentially weaken their case. The inability to produce physical evidence may raise questions about the credibility of their claims. However, whether... View More

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