Quimbee logo
DMCA.com Protection Status
From our private database of 18,800+ case briefs...

J.F.B. v. State

Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals
729 So. 2d 355 (1998)


Fifteen-year-old J.F.B. (defendant) was charged with capital murder, robbery, harassment, and disorderly conduct. The juvenile court held a hearing to determine whether J.F.B. should be transferred and tried as an adult. The robbery victim testified that J.F.B. came into his house with two other masked men demanding money and identified J.F.B. as the robber who shot and killed his son. A high-school principal testified that J.F.B. had ranted and cursed when told to leave a football game, and a law-enforcement officer testified that J.F.B. swung at him during the same incident. The judge also reviewed J.F.B.’s prior delinquency record, including some charges for which J.F.B. was not adjudicated delinquent but was sent to a boot camp, committed to state youth services, and placed on probation. J.F.B. did not object to admitting those charges into evidence. The judge emphasized that J.F.B. had not taken advantage of past treatment opportunities and explicitly stated concern over J.F.B. failing to appear in court—at the precise time his crimes occurred. After reciting that the judge had considered all the relevant factors, the order listed the offenses charged, found probable cause to believe the allegations against J.F.B. were true, and ordered J.F.B. transferred to adult court. J.F.B. appealed.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (McMillan, J.)

What to do next…

  1. Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.

    You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 498,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.

  2. Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.

    Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.

Here's why 498,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 18,800 briefs, keyed to 985 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
  • The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
  • Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
  • Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.

Questions & Answers

Have a question about this case?

Sign up for a free 7-day trial and ask it

Sign up for a FREE 7-day trial