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Explanation Of Rights Of Youthful Offender And Plea Of Guilty C-44A - Alabama

Explanation Of Rights Of Youthful Offender And Plea Of Guilty Form. This is a Alabama form and can be used in CR-Series (Criminal) Statewide .
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State of Alabama Unified Judicial System Form C-44A (front) Rev. 10/2012 EXPLANATION OF RIGHTS OF YOUTHFUL OFFENDER AND PLEA OF GUILTY Case Number IN THE _________________________________ COURT OF _____________________________________, ALABAMA (Circuit, District, or Municipal) (Name of County or Municipality) STATE OF ALABAMA MUNICIPALITY OF ____________________________________ v. ________________________________________ Defendant TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANT: This is to inform you of your rights as a defendant in this case. The Court has determined that you are to be treated as a youthful offender. For you to be guilty of being a youthful offender in this case, the prosecutor would have to prove that you committed what would otherwise be the adult criminal offense of _____________________________________, a Class _______________________. If that offense is a felony and you plead guilty to being a youthful offender, you may receive punishment of up to three (3) years' confinement in the custody of the State Department of Corrections and, in addition, may be fined in an amount up to $ __________. You may be ordered by this Court to participate in the Boot Camp program set out in Section 15-18-8(a)(2), Ala. Code 1975. If that offense is a misdemeanor or municipal ordinance violation and you plead guilty to being a youthful offender, you may receive punishment of imprisonment in the country/municipal jail or to hard labor for up to _______________________ and, in addition, may be fined in an amount up to $_______________________. You will also be assessed court costs and may be ordered to pay restitution in an amount determined by the Court. In accordance with Section 15-23-17, Ala Code 1975, if the adult criminal offense listed above is a felony or misdemeanor, you will be ordered to pay a victim compensation assessment of not less than $__________________ nor more than $ _____________________. If you are charged with an alcohol or drug-related offense, and if you plead guilty or are found guilty, you will be required to undergo an evaluation for alcohol or drug abuse. Based on the results of the evaluation, you will be required to complete the recommended education or treatment program and to pay for the evaluation and education or treatment program to which you are referred. Failure to complete the recommended program, which includes paying for it and the evaluation, will be considered a violation of probation or parole. You may be required to attend monitoring sessions with a court referral officer and to pay monitoring fee. These monitoring sessions would include random alcohol or drug testing. Any person determined to be indigent by the Court may request a waiver of all or part of the fees in this paragraph. If you become able to pay during the course of monitoring, education or treatment, or at another future date, the waiver of fees may be revoked. The Court may order you to perform community service instead d of payment of the fees in this paragraph if you are indigent. Pursuant to 32-5A-191.4, Code of Alabama 1975, persons convicted of driving under the influence are subject to installation of an ignition interlock devices on motor vehicles. If you have been convicted of a sex offense, you will be required to comply with the requirements of the Alabama Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (Section 15-20A-1, et seq., Ala. Code, 1975). Section 15-20A-35 provides if you have not been previously adjudicated or convicted of a sex offense and if you had not attained the age of 18 at the time the offense was committed, you are treated as a juvenile sex offender. Otherwise, you will be treated as an adult sex offender. IN ENTERING A PLEA OF GUILTY IN THIS COURT, YOU ARE WAIVING A TRIAL AND THE FOLLOWING RIGHTS TO WHICH YOU ARE ENTITLED IN THE EVENT OF A TRIAL Under the Constitutions of the United States and the State of Alabama, you have a right or privilege not to be compelled to give evidence against yourself. In the trial of your case before the Court, you have the right to take the witness stand and to testify on your own behalf, if you so desire, but no one can require you to testify. If you testify, you can be cross-examined by the prosecutor. Your have the right to remain silent, but anything that you voluntarily say, with knowledge of your rights, may be used against you. Your conversations with your attorney are confidential and cannot, and will not, be disclosed by your attorney. You have the right to stand trial on your plea of not guilty and have your case tried by the Court. The Court would determine whether you are guilty or whether you are innocent, based upon the evidence in the case. In the trial of your case, your attorney could subpoena witnesses on your behalf, make legal objections to matters that your attorneys felt were objectionable, cross-examine the witnesses of the prosecution, examine your own witnesses, and argue the matter before the Court. Your attorney would be bound to do everything that he or she could honorably and reasonably do to see that you obtain a fair and impartial trial. In the trial of your case, you will come into court clothed with a presumption that you are not guilty and this presumption of innocence will follow you throughout the course of the trial until the evidence produced by the prosecution convinces the Court, beyond a reasonable doubt, of your guilt. The burden of proof is upon the prosecution to convince the Court, from the evidence in the case, that you are guilty beyond a reasonable doubt before you would be found guilty. If the prosecution does not meet such burden of proof, it will be the Court's duty to find you not guilty. Your will have no burden of proof whatsoever in your trial. You have the right to enter a plea of "Guilty," "Not Guilty," "Not Guilty By Reason of Mental Disease or Defect," or `Not Guilty and Not Guilty By Reason of Mental Disease or Defect." If you are not a United States citizen, a guilty plea may subject you to adverse immigration consequences, including deportation (See 8 U.S.C. ยง1227), exclusion from reentry to the United States and amnesty, and that the appropriate consulate may be informed of the plea and conviction. If you enter a plea of guilty, you will waive your right to appeal, unless in appeals to the Court of Criminal Appeals or the Supreme Court (1) you have, before entering the plea of guilty, expressly reserved the right to appeal with respect to a particular issue or i
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