Courts in Alabama
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Alabama's circuit courts hear a variety of civil and criminal matters, while Alabama's district courts handle cases related to real property, torts, contracts, small claims, and civil cases where the amount in controversy exceeds $3,000 but is less than $10,000. Both circuit and district courts can hear adoption, child support and child custody cases, and other juvenile matters. Several cities have established Alabama municipal courts that handle violation of city ordinance and criminal cases. Alabama's probate courts have jurisdiction over estates, wills, name changes, and guardianship issues. Alabama's appeals court doesn't hear cases and only reviews decisions made by lower courts for legal or procedural errors. The Supreme Court of Alabama is the state's highest court and has the authority to review all decisions made by lower courts.
Other than juvenile court records, Alabama's court records are available to the public. Some Alabama court documents can be obtained via the state's Just One Look database (https://pa.alacourt.com/,) including those in criminal, civil, small claims, traffic, domestic relations, and child support cases. However, there is a charge for this service. To obtain copies of Alabama's public court records, contact the clerk of courts for the county you are seeking records from.
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23, Jul 2014 - Coffee, AL Alabama woman last of 4 sentenced over $390,000 fortune found in coffee cans
An Alabama woman was sentenced Monday to a year on probation to cap a bizarre case in which a trucker enlisted her and two others to help him hide a small fortune he found stuffed in coffee cans inside an elderly man's garage.
23, Jul 2014 - Alabama man pleads guilty in 5 killings
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A teenager on trial in a shooting that left five people dead has pleaded guilty to murder. Nineteen-year-old Artavius Underwood of Fairfield cut short his trial Wednesday by accepting a deal from prosecutors. He pleaded guilty to five counts of capital murder.
23, Jul 2014 - Jefferson, AL Solving prison issue will likely mean new facilities, inmate releases
The next legislative session is likely to determine whether Alabama solves its prison overcrowding issue or faces federal government intervention.
23, Jul 2014 - Strange praises appeals court ruling
MOODY — An appeals court ruling that would exempt Alabama and other states from the Affordable Care Act’s exchange-based subsidies, taxes, and penalties is a “victory over Obamacare,” Attorney General Luther Strange said Tuesday in Moody.
23, Jul 2014 - AL governor, attorney general react to ruling against health care law
Alabama's governor and attorney general are reacting to news that a federal appeals court ruled against a portion of President Barack Obama's health care law, commonly referred to as 'Obamacare'.
23, Jul 2014 - Cullman, AL Accused murderer Maynor granted expedited hearing appeal by state court
A Cullman man accused of killing the man who abused his daughter more than a decade ago has been granted an expedited hearing via the Alabama Court of Appeals which could be held in the coming days.
23, Jul 2014 - Charles Partin found guilty on all counts of molesting child
An Alabama man charged with transporting a minor over state lines in order to have sexual relations with her was found guilty on all counts in a federal courthouse in Montgomery Wednesday.
23, Jul 2014 - Coffee, AL Grandma last sentenced in coffee cans fortune case
PITTSBURGH (AP) — An Alabama grandmother has been sentenced to a year on probation, ending a bizarre federal court case in which a western Pennsylvania trucker enlisted her and two others to help him hide a small fortune he found in an elderly man's garage. Forty-eight-year-old David Lamer, and his wife, Roxanne, were sentenced to federal prison last year for their role in a conspiracy to hide ...
23, Jul 2014 - 10 states join Indiana in same-sex marriage appeal
(July 23, 2014) – Ten other states have joined in Indiana’s appeal of a federal ruling that declared the state’s law banning same-sex marriage unconstitutional. The attorneys general of Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota and Utah argue that it’s not the role of the judicial branch to determine if […]
23, Jul 2014 - Talladega, AL Alabama shuts down rural church's makeshift camp for convicted sex offenders
Believing it was his calling to reach out to people Jesus called "the least of these," Pastor Ricky Martin built a little church and opened a camp out back for some of society's most unwanted people: Sex offenders. With the help of some former inmates convicted of rape, sodomy, child sexual abuse and other crimes, Martin raised a grey-block chapel in a rural patch of central Alabama in 2010, and ...
23, Jul 2014 - Coffee, AL Woman sentenced for hiding money in coffee cans
An Alabama woman was sentenced Monday to a year on probation to cap a bizarre case in which a trucker enlisted her and two others to help him hide a small fortune he found stuffed in coffee cans inside an elderly man's garage.
23, Jul 2014 - Clay, AL Top 5: Railroad Park shooting trial, VA clinic groundbreaking and Kenyan Drake arrest top your Mond
Here’s a quick look at your top five headlines for Friday including the trial set to begin today for the Railroad Park murder suspect, a groundbreaking ceremony for a new VA building in Birmingham and the arrest of Alabama running back Kenyan Drake.
23, Jul 2014 - Coffee, AL Woman last sentenced in coffee cans fortune case
PITTSBURGH (AP) — An Alabama woman was sentenced Monday to a year on probation to cap a bizarre case in which a trucker enlisted her and two others to help him hide a small fortune he found stuffed in coffee cans inside an elderly man's garage.
23, Jul 2014 - Court upholds 3 convictions in Mobile Co. slayings
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A state appeals court is upholding three convictions of a man sentenced to death in the slaying of an elderly couple in Mobile County in 2007. The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals refused Friday to overturn Aubrey Lynn Shaw's three capital murder convictions in the deaths of 83-year-old Doris Gilbert and 79-year-old Robert Gilbert. But the judges set aside a fourth ...
22, Jul 2014 - Rolando McClain's request to delay trial denied by judge
An Alabama judge has denied a motion from Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain to delay his trial because of training camp.
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