§ 12-23-1 Short title
§ 12-23-2 Legislative findings and intent
§ 12-23-3 Definitions
§ 12-23-4 Court referral officers or contracting entities; appointment; supervision by Administrative Director of Courts and circuit judges; compensation; duties
§ 12-23-5 Request to enroll in program in lieu of drug prosecution; guidelines; conditions
§ 12-23-6 Authority of courts to refer defendants to education and/or treatment program
§ 12-23-7 Mandatory drug testing at own expense for person convicted of alcohol or drug-related offenses and placed on probation or parole; treatment for persons who fail test; indigents not required to pay
§ 12-23-8 Enforcement
§ 12-23-9 Department of Mental Health to develop policies and procedures; certification
§ 12-23-10 Alcohol and Drug Abuse Court Referral Officer Trust Fund – Established; use
§ 12-23-11 Alcohol and Drug Abuse Court Referral Officer Trust Fund – Purpose of expenditures; effect on other appropriations
§ 12-23-12 Court referral officer assessment fee
§ 12-23-13 Monitoring fee
§ 12-23-14 Eligibility of court referral programs to receive payments from fund
§ 12-23-15 Indigent Offender Alcohol and Drug Treatment Trust Fund – Established fee; sanctions for failure to remit fees
§ 12-23-16 Indigent Offender Alcohol and Drug Treatment Fund – Criteria for eligibility of programs to receive payment from fund
§ 12-23-17 Indigent Offender Alcohol and Drug Treatment Trust Fund – Purpose of expenditures
§ 12-23-18 Waiver of payment of fees for indigents; revocation of waiver; community service in lieu of payment
§ 12-23-19 Exemption from liability

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 12 > Chapter 23

  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Legacy: A gift of property made by will.
  • Legatee: A beneficiary of a decedent
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.