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Field Sobriety Tests in DUI Cases

Challenging Field Sobriety Tests in DUI Cases One of the most common ways to challenge an arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is to challenge the field sobriety test(s) used by law enforcement officers to support … Read More

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Unlawful Arrests or Police Stops

  If you are facing a criminal charge for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you are facing serious legal penalties as well as the possibility of losing your freedom.  For every additional DUI offense, you face additional … Read More

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Unlawful Police Stops or Arrests in DUI Cases

If you are facing a criminal charge for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you are facing serious legal penalties as well as the possibility of losing your freedom.  For every additional DUI offense, you face additional penalties … Read More

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Search and Seizure Laws

Search and Seizure Laws The United States Constitution guarantees the right of its citizens to be free from unlawful or unreasonable searches and seizures by law enforcement personnel.  This right is guaranteed by the Fourth Amendment.  Basically, this means that … Read More

Posted in Drug Possession, Drug Trafficking, DUI, Marijuana Offenses |

Plea Bargaining- Part 2

In our earlier post, we discussed a few important strategies to consider in negotiating a plea in a criminal case.  These plea bargaining strategies have been highlighted in Thomas J. Farrell’s “Criminal Defense Tools and Techniques.”  While there are various … Read More

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Plea Bargaining

Plea Bargaining Strategies: Part One Contrary to what you may think, most criminal cases result in a guilty plea instead of a trial and conviction.  That is just the reality.  So, from the very beginning of a criminal defense case, … Read More

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Marijuana DUI in Alabama

Marijuana DUI New legal challenges have arisen with the legalization of marijuana in certain states and as more and more people are being allowed to smoke marijuana for medical purposes.  An unfortunate result is an increase in the number of … Read More

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Ketcham Law- “Testimony in a DUI Case”

The penalties for a DUI, or driving under the influence, can be very serious.  In Alabama, the penalties depend on how many offenses you have.  The penalty for a first offense is a fine between $600 and $2,100 and a … Read More

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A Look at DUI laws Nationwide

This chart identifies certain DUI-related criminal and administrative penalties used in each state: State Administrative License Suspension/ Revocation (1st/ 2nd/ 3rd Offense) Mandatory Alcohol Education and Treatment Vehicle Confiscation Possible? Ignition Interlock Device Possible? AL 90d/ 1y/ 3ys Both No … Read More

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Alabama DUI Consequences

Alabama became the latest state to enact DUI legislation that included the use of ignition interlock devices, also known as IID’s, in 2011.  First time offenders with a blood alcohol level (BAC) 0.15 or higher are required to have an IID … Read More

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