Article 1 Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency 41-27-1 – 41-27-12
Article 2 Mandatory Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance Law 41-27-40 – 41-27-48
Article 3 Nonconsensual Towing Fees Regulated 41-27-60 – 41-27-63

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 41 > Chapter 27

  • 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.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 32-6-15
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Court reporter: A person who makes a word-for-word record of what is said in court and produces a transcript of the proceedings upon request.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Legacy: A gift of property made by will.
  • mortgage: A mortgage or a mortgage and deed of trust. See Alabama Code 45-37-72.24
  • oath: includes affirmation. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • person: An individual, a partnership, a corporation or two or more individuals having a joint or common interest. See Alabama Code 32-6-15
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • 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.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • writing: includes typewriting and printing on paper. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608