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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Alabama on
Q: What do I need to do if my sixteen year old has a warrant
Mr. James Parrish Coleman
Mr. James Parrish Coleman answered on Mar 30, 2020

To state the obvious, you need to call an attorney. A lawyer can often get a warrant withdrawn and allow the defendant to appear and post a bond. Get a lawyer who does juvenile dependency in Mobile County, or criminal defense. We do both and you can contact us if you like.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Alabama on
Q: Can additional charges to a traffic stop that resulted in a charge but successfully defended against be dissmissed?

Lawrence Co. Alabama; As I approached the stop sign where co. Rd. 208 intersects the corner of co. Rd. 203 a state patrol rounded the corner aprox. 3-400m behind. The wheels of my car stopped and the momentum shifted backwards. I let off the brake and crossed the line to peer right, around the... Read more »

Kate Furek
Kate Furek answered on Mar 23, 2020

A lawyer would need more information before answering the question specific to your case, however, if multiple charges arise from a traffic stop, you can be convicted of those additional charges even if the ticket that was the reason for the stop is dismissed. In these situations, it's best to hire... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: I was told that I have a warrant for Theft by deception. Idk what that means.

The only thing I can think of it could be would be checks I cashed that my roommate wrote to me and I found out that he later claimed were stolen but he is the person driving me to the bank and the teller line and he actually put the checks into the machine to send over to the teller. He knows I... Read more »

Travis T Juneau
Travis T Juneau answered on Mar 19, 2020

First thing to do is to stop assuming you know what events lead to this warrant. It could be any number of things to includes false allegations and misunderstandings. Then, find a good criminal lawyer and have faith that they will get to the bottom of it and work hard to reach the best outcome... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Alabama on
Q: How do I get a DV removed from my record? A couple of years back, me and my brother had a disagreement. So we started

getting in each other's faces. No punch was thrown. So whenever the police arrived, he told us that if one of us don't "own up" to throwing the first punch, we're both going to jail. I didn't want my brother to get lock up so I said I hit him so he go to jail. And now I can't buy a firearm to... Read more »

Travis T Juneau
Travis T Juneau answered on Mar 16, 2020

A misdemeanor DV conviction can destroy lives due to the unforeseen consequences. From the context of the question, it appears that you have already been adjudged guilty of Domestic Violence 3rd Degree. The two ways to have your Second Amendment Rights restored/ revived, that I can think of, are 1)... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: If I’m 16 and have a robbery 1 and attempted murder charger how much tile is I’m facing
Kate Furek
Kate Furek answered on Mar 10, 2020

I would need to know more about your case. You should contact a defense attorney to assist in your case immediately. If you cannot afford one, the court will appoint one for you. Individuals who are under 21 years old at the time of the offense may apply for Youthful Offender status, your attorney... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: What can be done about someone taking and not give back your va papers, Medicaid papers, wills, probate estate papers,

I have proof in texts

Kate Furek
Kate Furek answered on Mar 10, 2020

If you know where the person is located, call local law enforcement and report a theft. Do not engage in self help (confronting them, going to their location, threats, etc.)

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: What normally happens to someone that’s charged with theft in the fourth degree (shoplifting) also have a clean record.

I’m 20years old with a clean record and have been charged with theft in the fourth degree (shoplifting) under $500 and I was wondering if it’s likely for me to be put back in jail when I have court.

Kyle D Pierce
Kyle D Pierce answered on Mar 5, 2020

It sounds like you’re a good candidate for a pre-trial intervention program which would result in a dismissal of the case, following your completion of a program. However, I would strongly suggest you retain counsel, and quick, to get somebody to help you navigate the issues. I’d be happy to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: Why is it punishable to a person that has no knowledge of a crime that's about to happen and is being charged the same

as the one who committed the

the crime?

What Law is that called in Alabama?

Kyle D Pierce
Kyle D Pierce answered on Mar 5, 2020

I would need to know a lot more about your circumstances and the facts at hand to adequately answer your question. If you have been charged with a crime, my strong advise is to retain counsel immediately to help you navigate the issues involved. I would be happy to talk with you about whether I... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: Can you get youthful offender for a robbery 1 and attempted murder charge
Kyle D Pierce
Kyle D Pierce answered on Mar 4, 2020

Yes - it is certainly possible. You need to retain counsel, and quick.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Alabama on
Q: Was assaulted by my 25 yo daughter in my home

I was taken to jail and charged with Domestic Violence 3rd degree, I have bruises from my wrist to shoulders both arms, she had nothing. Her boyfriend called from another county 911 and reported it, he wasn’t even here? How did I get arrested? Never been to jail or arrested I’m 46 years old and... Read more »

Kyle D Pierce
Kyle D Pierce answered on Feb 29, 2020

It sounds like you definitely need to consult with a criminal defense lawyer. I, or a lot of other folks on this site, would be happy to talk with you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: Can I get a gun permit .. if I was arrested for first degree robbery.. but charges were dropped and never convicted
Kyle D Pierce
Kyle D Pierce answered on Feb 29, 2020

I’d consider getting an expungement of the charge, if it was dropped, so it will be completely off your record. However, if you were not convicted, it won’t effect your ability to get a carry permit.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: I would like to know about search and seizure in a vehicle in AL. I got pulled over for speeding, then arrested for FTA.

After being arrested, they allowed my friend who was present in the vehicle drive it home. They said they had to do a inventory list. They went inside my purse, which had a makeup bag. They went inside my purse, opened my makeup and got me with Possession and paraphernalia. I don’t understand how... Read more »

Kyle D Pierce
Kyle D Pierce answered on Feb 27, 2020

I would need to know more information regarding how the stop happened and how long you were detained to thoroughly answer that, but, like any felony criminal case, it is always important to review every option when preparing a case plan.

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 »

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