Appeal Is “Filed” When Received By Circuit Clerk — Not When Mailed

An appeal is “filed” when the circuit clerk receives the notice of appeal, not when a party mails it. Because the clerk received the notice after the time for filing an appeal had elapsed, the appeal was late and was consequently dismissed D.T. v. State, No. 2070513 (Ala. Civ. App. Jun. 27, 2008).

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