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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30, Oct 2014 - Man who kidnapped boy in Pascagoula Wednesday due in Alabama court today
A Maryland man who kidnapped a 6-year-old boy from the Pascagoula Raisin' Cane's restaurant Wednesday is due in an Alabama court today after being arrested Wednesday night, according to Pascagoula Police Capt. Shannon Massey.
30, Oct 2014 - Alabama State House Speaker Indicted On 23 Counts Of Corruption Charges
(Reuters) - Alabama's powerful Republican state house speaker was indicted on 23 criminal counts of corruption by a grand jury, court records released on Monday show. Mike Hubbard, who helped guide Republicans to majorities in both houses of the Alabama legislature in 2010 for the first time in 136 years, was indicted on Friday on charges that include using his office for personal gain and ...
30, Oct 2014 - Alabama State Bar swearing in new attorneys
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is gaining hundreds of new attorneys. The Alabama State Bar holds its fall admission ceremony in Montgomery on Thursday morning. The professional organization will admit 337 new lawyers during the event. The ceremony will include Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore and U.S. Magistrate Judge Terry Moorer. The bar already has nearly 12,000 regular members ...
30, Oct 2014 - Mobile, AL Bank robbers sentenced in case of 8 armed heists
Two Alabama men found guilty in a string of bank robberies stretching from Gulfport to Pensacola, Florida, have been given lengthy sentences by a federal judge in Mississippi.
30, Oct 2014 - Clemmons takes lawsuit to Supreme Court
Senate District 8 candidate Horace Clemmons is going to the Alabama Supreme Court regarding his lawsuit over the way TVA-in-lieu of tax money is spent.
30, Oct 2014 - Alabama state House speaker indicted on corruption charges
By Sherrel Wheeler Stewart BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) - A grand jury has indicted Alabama's powerful Republican state house speaker on 23 criminal counts of corruption, court records released on Monday showed. Mike Hubbard, who helped guide Republicans to majorities in both houses of the Alabama legislature in 2010 for the first time in 136 years, was indicted on Friday on charges that include ...
30, Oct 2014 - Judge Unseals Mark Fuller's Divorce Records
A court has unsealed the divorce record of an Alabama federal judge arrested on a domestic violence charge in Atlanta in August.
30, Oct 2014 - Court unseals divorce file of Ala federal judge
A court has unsealed the divorce record of an Alabama federal judge arrested on a domestic violence charge in Atlanta in August.
29, Oct 2014 - Lawsuits: Alabama prisoners died of gangrene, constipation
(CNN) — One prisoner died of alcohol withdrawal. Constipation killed another. A third succumbed to gangrene. The deaths sound like they come from the logs of a Civil War POW encampment, but all three are alleged to have befallen detainees at the Madison County Jail in Huntsville, Alabama, while they were awaiting trial. In 2013. […]
29, Oct 2014 - Lawsuit filed after 3 inmates die under medical care at jail in Alabama
Three detainees died while being held in the medical watch area of the same Alabama jail in the same year.
29, Oct 2014 - Court documents: Suspect in attempted kidnapping was trying to steal purse from Alabama student
The Tuscaloosa man accused of trying to kidnap a University of Alabama student told a witness that he tried to steal her purse, according to court documents filed Wednesday.
29, Oct 2014 - Perry, AL Overcrowded AL prisons still hold possible parolees for more than a year
As the state's prisons sit at 200 percent capacity, the Alabama Prison Reform Task Force may have found, in part, a solution for the woefully under funded system, in a place the committee likely never expected: The Department of Pardons and Paroles.
29, Oct 2014 - Ala court voids same-sex child visitation order
An Alabama appeals court says a judge can't order child visitation following the split-up of a same-sex couple.
29, Oct 2014 - Ala. inmates died of gangrene, constipation?
One prisoner died of alcohol withdrawal. Constipation killed another. A third succumbed to gangrene. The deaths sound like they come from the logs of a Civil War POW encampment, but all three are alleged to have befallen detainees at the Madison County Jail in Huntsville, Alabama, while they were awaiting trial.
29, Oct 2014 - Lawrence, AL Equal Justice Initiative files lawsuit against ADOC over prison
The Equal Justice Initiative announced it's filing a class action lawsuit in federal court against the Alabama Department of Corrections.The lawsuit is on behalf of men incarcerated at St. Clair Correctional Facility in Springville.
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