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Spring Break Arrests

Alabama Spring Break Arrests  Unfortunately many college students find themselves handcuffed and in the back of a police cruiser during spring break. In Alabama though the number of arrests over spring break appears to be down from the past few … Read More

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Alabama Domestic Violence

Understanding the Law in Alabama Regarding Domestic Violence In Alabama, depending on the severity of the alleged action, domestic violence charges are generally misdemeanor charges.  Regardless, Alabama courts take domestic violence charges seriously and a conviction can have a substantial … Read More

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Drug Cases And The Use of A Informant

Confidential Informants in Drug Cases It is not uncommon in drug cases for prosecutors to use evidence from a “controlled buy” to support the charges.  Although these types of cases can be difficult to defend, there are several ways to … Read More

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DUI In Alabama

Buzzed Driving is Still Drunk Driving We all know there is a legal limit for blood alcohol, when it comes to drunk driving laws.  But many people do not realize that, even if your blood alcohol level is below the … Read More

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Domestic Violence In Alabama

Understanding the Law in Alabama Regarding Domestic Violence In Alabama, depending on the severity of the alleged action, domestic violence charges are generally misdemeanor charges.  Regardless, Alabama courts take domestic violence charges seriously and a conviction can have a substantial … Read More

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Entrapment

When Does an Entrapment Defense Apply? Entrapment is a term used frequently in movies and crime novels, but what does it really mean and how can it be used as a defense to a crime?  Entrapment is a real defense … Read More

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When a Judge’s Articulated Personal Bias Leads to Resentencing

As a vital component of the criminal trial process, sentencing requires fairness, impartiality and sound reasoning by the judge who imposes the sentence.  When that process is impeded by personal bias, the result is often unsettling.  As one recent case … Read More

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Immigration Status and An Arrest

How an Immigration Hold may Affect your Criminal Case The number of criminal defense matters that now involve some type of immigration issue have seen an increase in recent years.  If you have a criminal matter and need legal assistance, … Read More

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Police Searching Cell Phones: Legal or Not?

Before a police officer can search a suspect’s cell phone, they typically need a search warrant or probable cause.  Since most people use their phones to document and communicate various aspects of their daily activities, and their lives in general, … Read More

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Alabama’s Criminal Sentencing Guidelines

Alabama made some significant changes to its criminal sentencing guidelines a few years ago, in an effort to address the overpopulated prison system.  For one thing, Alabama’s habitual offender laws, which historically led to long sentences after two or more … Read More

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