32nd Judicial Circuit

Special Services

Judy Yeager - Cost Recovery Unit


  • The Cost Recovery Unit handles cases turned over to our office by the District & Circuit Court. It was formed for the purpose of monitoring, tracking and collecting court ordered money owed by convicted offenders.  These are cases where Court-ordered restitution, fines and or Court cost have not been paid by a defendant.  Cases range from Felonies and Misdemeanors to Traffic Tickets.

Lisa Stewart - Worthless Check Unit


  • The Cullman County Worthless Check Unit was implemented in 1987 in response to Alabama State Judicial Act #84-704, which provided for the creation of the Special Services Divisions in District Attorney's Offices statewide.   Since that time, over $3,500,00 in restitution has been collected for victims in Cullman County.

    We provide the materials and information you need to make use of the Alabama Worthless Check statute.
    We do not charge a fee to use our services.We have efficient tools that help us locate and contact the check writer.We make every attempt to resolve the matter through deferred prosecution, which allows defendants to avoid arrest and a criminal record by paying through the check unit.   This results in getting restitution to the victims quicker.WE HAVE THE POWER TO ISSUE ARREST WARRANTS AND PROSECUTE THE OFFENDERS IF DEFERRED PROSECUTION IS UNSUCCESSFUL.

    1.  We DO NOT accept partial payment or set up monthly installment payments.  No Exceptions.
  • 2.  We do not make change!!  If paying in cash, be sure you bring or send the exact total amount of the payment due.3. Make your payment in one of the following ways (NOTE:  We DO NOT accept any personal checks):
        In Person:  Exact amount in cash, money order or cashier's check.By mail:  Send a money order or cashier's check made payable to "Cullman Worthless Check Unit" to: Worthless Check Unit, 500 2nd Avenue SW, Room 203, Cullman, AL 35055
  •      Credit or Debit:  A 7% convenience fee is attached to all electronic payments made to nCourt, the company that provides
    this service.  You may pay online at www.cullmandapay.com or call 1-877-748-6252.  You must provide your case information in order to pay through nCourt.   Active warrants will be recalled when the payment has been verified by our office.
    Office hours:  8:00 am - 4:00 pm.   (Closed daily for lunch 12:00 -1:00 p.m.)   
  • Please make payments by 3:30 pm.

Special Services

Shaletia Turbyfield - Victim Services Officer



  • The Victim Service Officer of the Cullman County District Attorney’s Office provides guidance for victims and their families through the difficult times associated with crimes and the process of the criminal judicial system.  The Victim Service Officer (VSO) provides advocacy and support to victims of crime.  The VSO works with victims and or their survivors of violent crimes such as Felony Assaults (physical or sexual), Murder, and Robberies.  

  • Services provided by the VSO may include, but are not limited to: 

  • 1.  Referrals to community agencies for assistance for victims of crime 
  • 2.  Information about the status of the case 
  • 3.  Identify and assist victims and witnesses for court appearances 
  • 4.  Attend court hearings with victims and their families  

 Alabama Crime Victims/ Compensation Commission (ACVCC)


Alabama Board of Pardons & Parole


Tim Loveless - Helping Families Initiative Director



  • The office of Helping Families Initiative (HFI) is one mechanism by which the District Attorney enforces Alabama Statute 16-28-12.   HFI was put into place to address dangerous student behavior and school attendance through the use of interventions that are facilitated by HFI and its inter-agency team.  By following a three-step process of recognizing warning signs, identifying root causes, and empowering families, HFI works to strengthen families, improve educational outcomes and reduce crime.

  • Tim has had an extensive career in the educational field and uses his vast knowledge of the school system through this program.  He received his Master's degree in Music Education in 1983 from the University of North Alabama and has served as both an Assistant Principal and Principal from 1999 through his retirement in 2018.