Criminal Defense

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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Alabama Prison Reform Bill Could Result in Some Big Changes

March 20, 2015

A bill currently making its way through the Alabama legislature could end up having big impacts on the state’s prison system, as well as how certain felonies are classified, in the future. This Alabama prison reform bill, which is sponsored by Sen. Cam Ward (R-Alabaster), was unanimously approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee this past…
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Alabama DUI Probation: FAQs (Pt. 3)

February 15, 2015

Concluding our blog series Alabama DUI Probation: FAQs, below are some more responses to frequently asked questions regarding probation for DUI cases in Alabama. Alabama DUI Probation: More Answers Q – Can I drive during my Alabama DUI probation? A – Maybe. How your driving privileges are affected by your DUI case and Alabama DUI…
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Alabama DUI Probation: FAQs (Pt. 2)

February 10, 2015

Continuing from where we left off in Alabama DUI Probation: FAQs (Pt. 1), here, we will respond to some more commonly asked questions about this aspect of DUI cases. More Answers about Alabama DUI Probation Q – What are common terms of Alabama DUI probation? A – Although the specific terms of Alabama DUI probation…
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Alabama DUI Probation: FAQs (Pt. 1)

February 5, 2015

When facing DUI charges, accused people tend to be very concerned about the possible penalties they may face, especially if jail time and expensive fines are a possibility. What these people may not realize, however, is that the terms of Alabama DUI probation can be just as harsh as some DUI penalties and that: This…
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Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws Overhauled to Check Police Power (Pt. 2)

January 31, 2015

Resuming Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws Overhauled to Check Police Power (Pt. 1), here, we will continue our discussion regarding these recent changes to federal statutes. While the first part of this blog series focused on pointing out the changes to and support for these laws, below, we will take a closer look at the opposition…
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Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws Overhauled to Check Police Power (Pt. 1)

January 25, 2015

Earlier this month, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced some significant changes to civil asset forfeiture laws that will now put some better checks in place on law enforcement officials’ power when taking people’s property as part of an “investigation.” In fact, as Eric Holder explained, local and state police will now NOT be allowed…
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Homewood Raid Leads to Seizure of 83lbs of Marijuana, Drug Trafficking Charges

January 20, 2015

After a one month-long investigation, Irondale law enforcement officials raided a Homewood house earlier this month, leading to the seizure of at least 83.4 pounds of marijuana, cash and guns. According to the official police report associated with this case, this raid led to the arrest of two men, who officials have described as “middle…
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