News & Announcements

The most recent and important news and announcements from the DA's office.

Sixth Judicial Circuit

DISTRICT COURT District Courts in Alabama are trial courts of “limited jurisdiction” meaning they hear misdemeanors & small claims cases and have concurrent jurisdiction with Circuit Court on juvenile cases. Misdemeanor Cases are crimes where the possible punishment is one year in prison or less.

Stop Bullying

INTRODUCING THE 2012 STOP THE BULLYING VIDEO SHOWDOWN WINNING SUBMISSIONS Thank you to Nick's Kids, Matt Kennon, Troy McClain, and especially all the area students, teachers and administrators who participated in the Video Showdown and made it a tremendous success!

Domestic Violence Task Force

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TASK FORCE MISSION STATEMENT The Domestic Violence Task Force of Tuscaloosa County is a multidisciplinary group of professionals that seeks to coordinate services related to the prevention and elimination of domestic violence, accountability for offenders, and community awareness that domestic violence will not be tolerated and that every person has a right to self-determination and the right to live free from abuse and violence.

Expungement of Adult Criminal Records

In April of 2014, the State of Alabama enacted a law allowing individuals who have been charged with a non-violent felony or misdemeanor, but not convicted, the possibility of having the record erased from public view. Click HERE to read the actual bill. The District Attorney’s Office cannot assist or advise individuals in their pursuit of expungement. In fact, our office may oppose expungement. However, in an effort to help educate the public, we are posting some Frequently Asked Questions regarding the process:

Illegal Debt Collection Practices

It has come to our attention that self-professed "collection agencies" are contacting individuals in the Tuscaloosa County area and attempting to collect on alleged bad checks supposedly passed to Winn Dixie grocery stores in the late 90s to early 2000s. In some cases these collectors are contacting relatives and ex-spouses in the same effort.

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