§ 26-15-1 Short title
§ 26-15-2 Definitions
§ 26-15-3 Torture, willful abuse, etc., of child under 18 years of age by responsible person
§ 26-15-3.1 Aggravated child abuse
§ 26-15-3.2 Chemical endangerment of exposing a child to an environment in which controlled substances are produced or distributed
§ 26-15-3.3 Mother of unborn child taking, with good faith belief, controlled substance pursuant to a lawful prescription
§ 26-15-4 Effect of chapter upon existing rights or liabilities, pending prosecutions, etc

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 26 > Chapter 15

  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • CHEMICAL SUBSTANCE: A substance intended to be used as a precursor in the manufacture of a controlled substance, or any other chemical intended to be used in the manufacture of a controlled substance. See Alabama Code 45-37A-242.01
  • CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE: Controlled substance as defined in subdivision (4) of Section 20-2-2. See Alabama Code 45-37A-242.01
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • DRUG PARAPHERNALIA: Drug paraphernalia as defined in Section 13A-12-260. See Alabama Code 45-37A-242.01
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • 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.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • month: means a calendar month. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • real property: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • RESPONSIBLE PERSON: A child's natural parent, stepparent, adoptive parent, legal guardian, custodian, or any other person who has the permanent or temporary care or custody or responsibility for the supervision of a child. See Alabama Code 45-37A-242.01
  • SERIOUS PHYSICAL INJURY: Serious physical injury as defined in Section 13A-1-2. See Alabama Code 45-37A-242.01
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • writing: includes typewriting and printing on paper. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • year: means a calendar year; but, whenever the word "year" is used in reference to any appropriations for the payment of money out of the treasury, it shall mean fiscal year. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608