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Can I Get a DUI Operating Vehicles Other than Cars in Alabama?

May 10, 2015

Yes – Although most DUI cases involve motorists in passenger vehicles, trucks, SUVs and/or motorcycles, Alabama DUI laws have a relatively broad definition of “vehicle,” and understanding the scope of this definition can be essential to avoiding a DUI arrest. “Vehicle,” as Defined by Alabama Law According to Alabama Code § 32-1-1.1(81), a “vehicle” for…
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Fatal DUI Accident Leads to Manslaughter Charges

May 4, 2015

A 23-year-old man is currently facing DUI and manslaughter charges for allegedly driving while impaired and causing a fatal collision. According to the investigators, the deadly accident occurred on U.S. Highway 98 this past Friday evening just after 9 p.m. when the young man’s SUV reportedly slammed into the back of a VW sedan. Three…
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8 Questions to Ask a Personal Injury Attorney during an Initial Consult (Pt. 3)

April 30, 2015

Here’s the final installment of this blog series. Additional Questions to Ask a Montgomery Personal Injury Attorney 6 – What do your former clients have to say about you? Can I talk to some of them? This question can shed some light on the quality of legal services a lawyer is known for providing. While…
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8 Questions to Ask a Personal Injury Attorney during an Initial Consult (Pt. 2)

April 25, 2015

Resuming 8 Questions to Ask a Personal Injury Attorney during an Initial Consult (Pt. 1), here, we’ll continue to reveal some important things to ask when meeting with a lawyer for the first time. Getting the answers to these questions can help you determine if a certain legal professional is the right person to represent…
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8 Questions to Ask a Personal Injury Attorney during an Initial Consult (Pt. 1)

April 20, 2015

When you’ve been hurt by another’s negligence or recklessness, standing up for rights and pursuing a personal injury case can be pivotal to obtaining a sense of justice, as well as the financial recovery you need and likely deserve. While you can try to go at it alone, doing so with the help of an…
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OPD Trains Officers on DUI Investigations in Hopes of Helping Prosecutors

April 15, 2015

All 60 law enforcement officials with the Opelika Police Department (OPD) have recently completed some intensive new training on DUI investigations. This training is “designed to train officers in investigating impaired driving, and it takes them all the way through the investigation process [and] all the way through the court process,” program creator and Alabama…
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Alabama Prison Reform Bill Passes in Senate, Moves on to House

April 10, 2015

The Alabama Senate has recently passed an Alabama prison reform bill, sponsored by Sen. Cam Ward, moving this bill one step closer to becoming a law. Officially known as the Justice Reinvestment Act, this bill will now be moving on to the House for review. If approved in the House, this bill would then have…
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How to Protect Your Rights during an Alabama DUI Stop: 7 Tips (Pt. 3)

April 5, 2015

Here’s the conclusion to our blog series How to Protect Your Rights during an Alabama DUI Stop: 7 Tips. Additional Ways to Protect Yourself during an Alabama DUI Stop 5 – Be prepared to be asked to submit to BAC testing. Whether you fail field sobriety tests or you refuse to submit to them, you…
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How to Protect Your Rights during an Alabama DUI Stop: 7 Tips (Pt. 2)

March 31, 2015

Proceeding from How to Protect Your Rights during an Alabama DUI Stop: 7 Tips (Pt. 1), below, we will highlight some more ways that you can help yourself and safeguard your rights during these traffic stops. More Smart Things to Do During an Alabama DUI Stop 3 – Do NOT admit to being drunk or…
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How to Protect Your Rights during an Alabama DUI Stop: 7 Tips (Pt. 1)

March 25, 2015

When traffic officers make DUI stops, how motorists speak and behave during these stops can be crucial to: Officers’ assessment of potential intoxication Whether a DUI arrest will be made The nature of the criminal charges that may be filed later. While this may be scary news, it can also be promising, as it means…
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