§ 15-2-20 Application; appeal from denial; when defendant’s personal presence unnecessary
§ 15-2-21 Change on motion of trial judge
§ 15-2-22 Witnesses
§ 15-2-23 Examination of prosecution witnesses on interrogatories upon change of venue in misdemeanor cases
§ 15-2-24 Removal to nearest county; only one removal allowed
§ 15-2-25 Duty of clerk of court to forward case materials
§ 15-2-26 Trial on certified copy of indictment; correction of transcript mistakes and certification of omitted portion of record
§ 15-2-27 Issuance of subpoenas for trial witnesses

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 15 > Chapter 2 > Article 2 - Change of Venue

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • 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.
  • insurer: The term shall have the meaning ascribed in Section 27-1-2 and shall include health maintenance organizations. See Alabama Code 27-41-2
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • investment: Any asset owned by an insurer. See Alabama Code 27-41-2
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • person: The term shall have the meaning ascribed in Section 27-1-2. See Alabama Code 27-41-2
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • property: includes both real and personal property. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • United States: includes the territories thereof and the District of Columbia. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.