§ 15-8-20 Offenses charged or described as at common law
§ 15-8-21 Statutory language unnecessary
§ 15-8-22 General terms used for special statutory terms
§ 15-8-23 Manner of stating act constituting offense
§ 15-8-24 When alleged act done in public place suffices
§ 15-8-25 How facts constituting offense to be stated
§ 15-8-26 Charging of unknown facts
§ 15-8-27 Allegation of unknown means
§ 15-8-28 Name of defendant when unknown
§ 15-8-29 General allegation of intent to injure or defraud
§ 15-8-30 Statement of time
§ 15-8-31 Allegation of venue unnecessary; proof of same at trial
§ 15-8-32 Statement of legal presumptions and matters judicially known unnecessary
§ 15-8-33 How ownership of property alleged
§ 15-8-34 Description of animal in indictment for offense concerning same
§ 15-8-35 Indictment for forgery of instrument destroyed or withheld
§ 15-8-36 Perjury and subornation of perjury; indictment

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 15 > Chapter 8 > Article 2

  • 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.
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • 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.
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • preceding: means next before. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • 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.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.