§ 45-31-84 Applicability
§ 45-31-84.01 Definitions
§ 45-31-84.02 Establishment of pretrial diversion program; discretionary powers; supervision and control
§ 45-31-84.03 Application for admittance
§ 45-31-84.04 Ineligibility for program
§ 45-31-84.05 Standards for admission
§ 45-31-84.06 Admission into program
§ 45-31-84.07 Written agreement; other terms and conditions
§ 45-31-84.08 Fees
§ 45-31-84.09 Collection and disposition of funds
§ 45-31-84.10 Program requirements; jurisdiction; termination from program; liability for costs and fees
§ 45-31-84.11 Violations; waiver
§ 45-31-84.12 Liability of city attorney, agency, or service provider

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 45 > Chapter 31 > Article 8 > Part 5

  • 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.
  • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
  • authority: A public corporation incorporated pursuant to this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-30A-50.12
  • authority: A nonprofit public corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Alabama Code 45-31-84.10
  • board: The board of directors of an authority. See Alabama Code 45-30A-50.12
  • circuit: means judicial circuit. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • Codicil: An addition, change, or supplement to a will executed with the same formalities required for the will itself.
  • 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.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • 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 OF INCORPORATION: The county in which an authority has been or is proposed to be incorporated. See Alabama Code 45-30A-50.12
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • following: means next after. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • 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
  • Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
  • 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.
  • MILITARY INSTALLATION: A federal military fort, base, camp, post, station, yard, depot, arsenal, armory, or installation. See Alabama Code 45-30A-50.12
  • 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.
  • municipality: Any incorporated city or town in this state. See Alabama Code 45-31-84.10
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • person: includes a corporation as well as a natural person. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action and evidence of debt, deeds and conveyances. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • property: includes both real and personal property. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • state: The State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 45-30A-50.12
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • United States: includes the territories thereof and the District of Columbia. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • Usury: Charging an illegally high interest rate on a loan. Source: OCC
  • WATERFRONT PROPERTY: Any property on or near any navigable river in this state. See Alabama Code 45-31-84.10
  • writing: includes typewriting and printing on paper. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608