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
  • Divorce
  • DUI & DWI
  • Family Law
  • Juvenile Law
  • Municipal Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Alabama
11th Circuit
Education
Birmingham School of Law
J.D.
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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
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Honors: Honors
Awards
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
Member
- Current
Shelby County Bar Association
Member
- Current
Certifications
Guardian ad Litem
Family law
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
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.
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.
Q. What rights for alimony do I have as full time student,not working,1 child.?
A: There are several factors that come into play when arguing for alimony. What is the length of the marriage? The longer you have been married, the greater your chances of getting alimony. Of course, this is not the only thing to consider. What is your spouse's level of education, or, what kind of work does he do? In addition to this, how much is his income? This goes to the spouse's ability to pay. Another factor is how long you have been in school? There are different forms of alimony. One that would be a pretty good possibility is rehabilitative alimony. This would be something you would seek to give you the opportunity to finish school and possibly find employment. Of course, there are several possibilities that should be considered in your situation. I have represented hundreds of cases such as your across the State of Alabama and would be happy to discuss your concerns with you further. Feel free to give me a call. I would be glad to help.
Q. Can I ask for a extention of the Alimony payments since it will take longer to graduate College and be able to findjob?
A: You can always petition the Court to ask them to extend alimony payments. In order to be successful, you will have to show that there is a need and that the individual has the ability to pay. Of course, your argument would be that he has been able to pay, thus far, and that he should be able to continue paying. I have represented hundreds of clients across the State of Alabama in cases similar to this. Please feel free to give me a call to discuss your options. I would be happy to help.
Q. My daughter and I live in Az, my ex Al. Can he sign away his parental rights in Al and not pay support?
A: Were you divorced in Alabama or Arizona? There are some procedural rules that have to be considered. If you were divorced in Alabama, you would likely file here. However, if you were divorced in Arizona, it would probably be easier to file there. It would also depend on how many years you have lived in Arizona. There are some other procedures that would come into play with regards to the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act. Give me a call to discuss your case. I would be happy to talk to you.
Q. When does guardianship terminate?
A: Is it temporary guardianship? It would probably be a little easier to help you if you were able to provide a little more information. Give me a call to discuss your concerns. I would be happy to talk to you.
Q. In the state of alabama how old do you have to be to move out?
A: You are considered to be a minor until you reach the age of 19 in the State of Alabama. However, depending on the circumstances, you may be emancipated at the age of 18. Give me a call to discuss your situation. I would be happy to help.
Q. How do I know if I have a case? I feel like i have been dealt a great injustice
A: Call an attorney to discuss your concerns. Most do not charge an initial consultation fee. I would be happy to discuss your legal concerns with you. Give me a call.
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2163 Pelham Parkway
Suite 213
Pelham, AL 35124
USA
Telephone: (205) 417-3950