Adrian Peterson Child Abuse Charges – Illegal in Alabama?

Adrian Peterson Child Abuse – or Discipline?
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson’s recent arrest and indictment brought the issues of child abuse and corporal punishment squarely into the public arena.  The terms draw vastly different reactions.

Adrian Peterson is accused of repeatedly striking his 4-year-old son with a switch – or a short, thin tree branch – causing cuts, bruises, and blisters on the child’s body.

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What Amount is Required for Arrest?

Is there a Minimum Amount of Drugs Required for Arrest?
Many people are arrested when police find a very small amount of substances alleged to be drugs.  Sometimes marijuana arrests are made for a tiny leaf or one seed.  Arrests for possession of controlled substances are made only for residue in a pipe.

Alabama case law has addressed this issue many times:

“Quantity of drugs possessed is immaterial in sustaining […]

Child Custody Terminology

Writing a solid agreement for a domestic action involves using resources of proper language and terminology, insight into the controlling law and legal standards, and the highest attention to detail.  An Alabama Court of Civil Appeals case