Article 1 General Provisions 32-2-1 – 32-2-11
Article 2 Highway Patrol 32-2-20 – 32-2-26
Article 3 State Trooper Reserve 32-2-40 – 32-2-44
Article 4 Criminal History Information 32-2-60 – 32-2-63
Article 5 Public Safety Motor Vehicle Replacement Fund 32-2-80 – 32-2-84
Article 6 State Capitol Police Officers 32-2-100
Article 7 Blue Alert System 32-2-120

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 32 > Chapter 2

  • 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.
  • ALTERNATING DIRECTOR: The director initially elected by the governing body of the authorizing municipality and thereafter alternately by the governing bodies of the authorizing county and the authorizing municipality. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • 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.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • authority: A nonprofit public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-31-84.10
  • AUTHORIZING COUNTY: Any county the governing body of which shall have adopted an authorizing resolution. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • AUTHORIZING MUNICIPALITY: Any municipality the governing body of which shall have adopted an authorizing resolution. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • AUTHORIZING RESOLUTIONS: The resolutions, adopted by the governing bodies of any county and municipality in accordance with the provisions of Section 11-95-3, that authorize the incorporation of a corporation. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • AUTHORIZING SUBDIVISION: Any county or municipality to which application has been made for authority to incorporate an authority under this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-31-84.10
  • AUTHORIZING SUBDIVISIONS: The authorizing county and the authorizing municipality with respect to a single corporation. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • board: The board of directors of an authority. See Alabama Code 45-31-84.10
  • board: The board of directors of a corporation. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • bonds: Bonds, notes, and certificates representing an obligation to pay money. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • 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.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • corporation: Any public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • county: Any county in this state that abuts on a navigable river or through which a navigable river runs. See Alabama Code 45-31-84.10
  • county: Any county in the state. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • CRIMINAL HISTORY INFORMATION: Information collected and stored in the criminal record repository of the Department of Public Safety reflecting the result of an arrest, detention, or initiation of a criminal proceeding by criminal justice agencies, including, but not limited to, arrest record information, fingerprint cards, correctional induction and release information, identifiable descriptions and notations of arrests, detentions, indictments, or other formal charges. See Alabama Code 32-2-60
  • department: The Department of Public Safety. See Alabama Code 32-2-60
  • department: The Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency of this state acting directly or through its duly authorized officers and agents. See Alabama Code 16-36-23
  • DESIGNATED REVENUES: Hospital taxes and other revenues from which any particular bonds of a corporation may be payable, as designated in the proceeding of the board of such corporation authorizing the issuance of such bonds. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • director: A member of the board of directors of an authority. See Alabama Code 45-31-84.10
  • director: A member of the board of a corporation. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • director: The Director of the Department of Public Safety. See Alabama Code 32-2-60
  • director: The Secretary of the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency of Alabama. See Alabama Code 16-36-23
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • driver: Every person who drives or is in actual physical control of a vehicle. See Alabama Code 16-36-23
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • FEDERAL SECURITIES: Direct obligations of the United States for the payment of which the full faith and credit of the United States is pledged, or obligations issued by a person controlled or supervised by and acting as an instrumentality of the United States, the payment of the principal of, premium, if any, and interest on which is fully and unconditionally guaranteed as a full faith and credit obligation by the United States. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • fiduciary: A trustee of a testamentary trust or of any express trust, a guardian of the estate of a minor, a guardian, committee or conservator of the estate of an incompetent person, an executor of a will, an administrator of the estate of a decedent or an advisor or consultant exercising control over a testamentary or express trust. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.14
  • GOVERNING BODY: With respect to a county, the county commission and, with respect to a municipality, the council, commission or other governing body of such municipality. See Alabama Code 45-31-84.10
  • GOVERNING BODY: With respect to a county, its county commission or other like governing body, and with respect to a municipality, its city or town council, board of commissioners, or other like governing body. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • highway: The entire width between the boundary lines of every way publicly maintained when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel. See Alabama Code 16-36-23
  • incorporators: The persons forming a public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • indenture: Any mortgage, indenture of mortgage, deed of trust, trust agreement or trust indenture executed by an authority as security for its bonds. See Alabama Code 45-31-84.10
  • 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.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Inter vivos: Transfer of property from one living person to another living person.
  • MOTOR VEHICLE: Every vehicle which is self-propelled and every vehicle which is propelled by electric power obtained from overhead trolley wires, but not operated upon rails, except for electric personal assistive mobility devices. See Alabama Code 16-36-23
  • municipality: Any incorporated city or town in this state. See Alabama Code 45-31-84.10
  • municipality: An incorporated city or town of the state. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • person: Any individual, partnership, corporation, association, business, government, governmental subdivision or agency, or any other public or private entity. See Alabama Code 32-2-60
  • person: Every natural person, firm, copartnership, association, or corporation. See Alabama Code 16-36-23
  • POLICE OFFICER: Every officer authorized to direct or regulate traffic or to make arrests for violations of traffic regulations. See Alabama Code 16-36-23
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • PRINCIPAL OFFICE: The place at which the certificate of incorporation and amendments thereto, the bylaws, and the minutes of the proceedings of the board of a corporation are kept. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.22
  • state: A state, territory, or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a province of Canada. See Alabama Code 16-36-23
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • traffic: Pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles, streetcars, and other conveyances either singly or together while using any highway for purposes of travel. See Alabama Code 16-36-23
  • vehicle: Every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, excepting devices moved by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks or electric personal assistive mobility devices; provided, that for the purposes of this title, a bicycle or a ridden animal shall be deemed a vehicle, except those provisions of this title, which by their very nature can have no application. See Alabama Code 16-36-23
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • WAR SERVICE: Such term shall include the following, during the period that the United States shall be engaged in war with any foreign nation:

    a. See Alabama Code 45-31-120.14