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 (,) 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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22, Oct 2014 - Perry, AL Still no sign of 2 Chilton Co. girls in Missing Child Alert case
Three days have passed with no sign of two missing teenage girls out of Chilton County. A Missing Child Alert was issued for both by the Alabama Department of Public Safety on Monday.
22, Oct 2014 - Mobile, AL Your Morning Headlines Coming Up on Today in Alabama!
Good morning! Tonya Terry here. Tutwiler Women's Prison remains under investigation for claims of sexual abuse and harassment. Now, the State Department of Corrections is speaking out to WSFA 12 News about how they're fixing problems at the prison.Also this morning, Alabama house speaker Mike Hubbard speaks on his indictment involving 23 felony counts.And, the NBC News cameraman who tested ...
22, Oct 2014 - Elmore, AL 90 new correctional officers graduate in Selma
New correctional officers are on the way to state prisons across Alabama. A class of 91 graduated Thursday in Selma.
22, Oct 2014 - Court rules children get coffee magnate's estate
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court has upheld a lower court ruling that the children of Alabama coffee magnate Leroy Hill were supposed to inherit his coffee company and ranch.
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In the nine years Parker has now served on the court, he has made the most of his opportunities. Child custody disputes, for instance, have made good occasions to expound on the role of religion in parental rights.
22, Oct 2014 - Rep warns judge of impeachment
Alabama Democrat Terri Sewell says she'll start impeachment proceedings if he doesn't resign.
22, Oct 2014 - 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.
22, Oct 2014 - Congresswoman Sewell threatens impeachment proceedings against Judge Fuller
Alabama Congresswoman Terri Sewell is threatening to begin impeachment proceedings against U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller if he does not resign by November 12.
21, Oct 2014 - Morgan, AL Alabama man sentenced on child porn charges
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Federal prosecutors say a Morgan County man has been sentenced to more than six years in prison on child porn charges.
21, Oct 2014 - Auburn, AL Trial begins for man charged in slayings of 2 ex-Auburn football players
An Alabama jury is scheduled to hear opening statements in the capital murder trial of a man accused of fatally shooting two former Auburn University football players.
21, Oct 2014 - Montgomery, AL Sentencing Guidelines Expected to Slow Ala. Prison Population
New Alabama sentencing guidelines that were implemented in 2013 are expected to slow the growth of the state's prison population.
21, Oct 2014 - Lee, AL House Speaker Mike Hubbard indicted on 23 felony ethics violations
Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard turned himself in to the Lee County Jail this afternoon after being indicted on 23 felony ethics violations.
21, Oct 2014 - Montgomery, AL New Sentencing Guidelines Should Reduce Alabma Prison Population
Officials studying ways to reduce Alabama prison overcrowding and inmate recidivism say new sentencing guidelines that were implemented in 2013 are expected to stabilize and slow the growth of the state's prison population.
21, Oct 2014 - Montgomery, AL Guidelines aimed at slowing growth of inmate count
MONTOMGERY, Ala. (AP) — Officials studying ways to reduce Alabama prison overcrowding and inmate recidivism say new sentencing guidelines that were implemented in 2013 are expected to stabilize and slow the growth of the state's prison population.
21, Oct 2014 - Russell, AL AL House Speaker Hubbard participates in forum hours after arrest
One of Alabama's most powerful lawmakers is out of jail after being arrested for nearly two dozen charges.
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