Richard Carl Perry Jr.

Richard Carl Perry Jr.

  • Criminal Law, Divorce, DUI & DWI ...
  • Alabama
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Richard was born and raised in Madison, MS. He graduated high school from Madison Central and then attended the University of Southern Mississippi where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science. Richard then moved to Birmingham where he attended and earned his law degree from the Birmingham School of Law.
Richard is married to the former Christina Zapf of Brisbane, Australia. He has two children, Trey and Della. He attends church regularly in Montevallo, AL.
In his free time, Richard enjoys spending time with his family and traveling.

Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Juvenile Law
Municipal Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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11th Circuit
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Birmingham School of Law
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University of Southern Mississippi
M.S. | Business and Economic Development
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University of Southern Mississippi
B.S. | Community Planning and Regional Development
Honors: Honors
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Top Attorney - Rising Star and Family Law
Birmingham Magazine
Attorney Richard Perry was voted Top Attorney among his peers and was recognized as Rising Star and Family Law in Birmingham.
Professional Associations
Birmingham Bar Association
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Shelby County Bar Association
- Current
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Family law
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Legal Answers
100 Questions Answered
Q. Does alabama have a three strikes law for petty theft
A: Alabama has a habitual offender which applies to felonies. It does not sound like you have a felony so you should not have anything to worry about.
Q. Malicious Charge Filing. 1st Degree Felony Theft of Property ($6,000) Need An Opinion.
A: In these types of cases, the state is actually the one who brings the charges and prosecutes. It is very likely in your case that the prosecutor would go before the grand jury in order to secure an indictment. If the grand jury issues an indictment, you would be arrested and expected to defend the case. If the grand jury does not return an indictment, this would result in a no bill and the case would likely die.

To answer your question -- the store does not have the right to rescind the criminal charges. If the detective signed a warrant for your arrest and the prosecutor decides to go forward, there is nothing you can do other than wait. The store, however, would have the option of bringing a civil suit against you in an effort to collect money that allege you stole.

I have represented hundreds of clients in the State of Alabama in criminal cases. Feel free to give me a call to discuss your case. I would be happy to speak with you further.
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Q. What is the age of majority in alabama?
A: The age of majority is 19 in the State of Alabama. However, you can become emancipated at the age of 18 in some instances which gives you the rights as if you had already attained the age of majority.
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Alabama Divorce and Criminal Lawyers
13521 Old Highway 280
Suite 117
Birmingham, AL 35242
Telephone: (205) 981-2450
Cell: (205) 745-9438
Fax: (205) 440-4809
Monday: Open 24 hours
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Sunday: Open 24 hours (Today)
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