Hello and welcome to JustAnswer
I'm sorry to hear about your situation and hope I can help.
My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.
An attorney isn't necessary since you do have all those facts on your side and plenty of landlords represent themselves in court. Even if your son attempts to bring an unlawful detainer
action against you and your wife contesting the eviction, you can defend against the unlawful detainer action without an attorney.
However, the police did misinform you. Unless you have a set rent that you are charging your son that he is not paying, you need to give him 14 days of notice, since 7 days of notice is only for nonpayment of rent. However, if they will act on 7 days of notice then that would be fine, as it seems that the sooner is better in your situation.
Your son may bring an unlawful detainer action to contest the eviction, as I mentioned above. But it is not necessary to hire an attorney at that point. One reason the sheriff may be informing you of this, is that they do not want to be construed as giving you legal advice of any kind, and want to ensure that you speak to an attorney about any legal issues that you have.
Finally, another route to getting him out of the house immediately would be to get a restraining order against your son in family court. Due to his violent behavior, it should not be difficult to obtain one, and as an automatic result he would need to leave the house or be taken to jail for violating the restraining order.
For more information on unlawful detainer actions see here:
You can create an Alabama eviction notice here:
I hope the above information is helpful.
Please let me know if you have any follow up or clarifying questions as I want to ensure that you are completely satisfied with my service.
If not, please remember to rate my answer positively so I get paid for my work.
Thanks and best of luck!