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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21, Sep 2014 - South Carolina dad accused in 5 deaths was ex-con
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Prison documents and a family member say a South Carolina man accused of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in Alabama was an ex-convict who went on a crime spree in 2001 in Illinois.
21, Sep 2014 - Tim Jones, Jr. went on crime spree in Illinois in 2001
Prison documents and a family member say a South Carolina man accused of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in Alabama was an ex-convict who went on a crime spree in 2001 in Illinois.
21, Sep 2014 - SC dad accused in 5 deaths was ex-con
The South Carolina man accused of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in Alabama was an ex-convict who went on a crime spree more than a decade ago in Illinois, prison documents and a family member confirmed Thursday. Timothy Jones, 32, was arrested on a cocaine possession charge March 30, 2001, in Carpentersville, Illinois. Six months later, he was arrested for a crime spree that ...
21, Sep 2014 - APNewsBreak: SC dad accused in 5 deaths was ex-con
The South Carolina man accused of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in Alabama was an ex-convict who went on a crime spree more than a decade ago in Illinois, prison documents and a family member confirmed...
21, Sep 2014 - Timeline leading to dad's arrest in 5 kids' deaths
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man is accused killing his five children and dumping their bodies along a road in Alabama. Here is a timeline of events leading to his arrest and the discovery of the bodies, according to court records and authorities:
21, Sep 2014 - Disturbing new details emerge in case of father accused of killing 5 kids
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP/PIX11) — Prison documents and a family member say a South Carolina man accused of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in Alabama was an ex-convict who went on a crime spree in 2001 in Illinois. According to Michael Combs, chief of the criminal division of the McHenry County, Illinois, State’s […]
21, Sep 2014 - Dad arrested for death of his 5 children is ex-con
The South Carolina man accused of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in Alabama was an ex-convict who went on a crime spree more than a decade ago in Illinois, prison documents and a family member confirmed Thursday.
21, Sep 2014 - Dothan, AL Alabama Court Rejects Appeal Again in 1997 Dothan Murder
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- An Alabama appeals court has again upheld the capital murder conviction and death sentence that Jerry Devane Bryant received for a 1997 killing in Houston County.
21, Sep 2014 - 14-Year-Old Girl With Special Needs Allegedly Was Raped In Alabama School
CNN – It’s an unimaginable horror. A 14-year-old girl with special needs allegedly was raped at school after a teacher’s aide persuaded her to act as bait to catch an accused sexual predator, a fellow student. “It has essentially devastated her life,” attorney Eric Artrip — who represents the girl and her father — said […]
21, Sep 2014 - Brand Name Drug Manufacturers May be Liable for Generic Drug Injuries, Alabama Supreme Court Rules
In a recent ruling, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled held that a brand-name drug manufacturer may be liable for injuries caused by a generic equivalent produced by another manufacturer, when the brand-name company made misrepresentations about the drug. This is … Continue reading →
21, Sep 2014 - Tuscaloosa, AL Book Reviews
Tuscaloosa: University Alabama Press, 2013. Pp. xii, 304. Illus., notes, biblio., index. $49.95. ISBN: 081731783X. The author of Captives In Gray: The Civil War Prisons Of The Union (2009), Camp Chase And The Evolution Of Union Prison Policy , and a number of other works, Pickenpaugh takes a look Union troops captured by the Confederacy.
21, Sep 2014 - Businesses fight Alabama rules on teeth whitening
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Businesses asked a judge Thursday to overturn an Alabama law restricting teeth-whitening services outside of dental offices, arguing the law is an unconstitutional attempt by the state's 3,600 dentists to create a monopoly. Lawyers for a North Carolina man and an Alabama woman who ...
21, Sep 2014 - South Carolina dad accused of killing 5 children is ex-convict
Springfield, Ill. — The South Carolina man accused of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in Alabama was an ex-convict who went on a crime spree more than a decade ago in Illinois, prison documents and a family member confirmed Thursday.
21, Sep 2014 - Autauga, AL Alabama death row inmate found unresponsive in cell
Department of Corrections officials say a death row inmate has died at a prison in south Alabama.
21, Sep 2014 - Crossville, AL Man convicted of attacking woman in the Smokies to serve 27 years in prison
An Alabama man charged with attacking a woman in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was sentenced Thursday to 27 years in prison.
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