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Getting a Job After a Criminal Conviction

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A criminal conviction in Alabama means the convicted will spend some time behind bars. After the sentence, the individual has theoretically paid his debt to society and ideally makes plans to renew a normal life including becoming gainfully employed.  Except that is not the way it happens. In reality, there are a number of invisible […]

Signs That You Might be the Target of a Criminal Investigation

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The first clue that you are being investigated might come when law enforcement shows up at your home to ask you some questions. It does not always have to be that overt. You may notice cars parked outside your home, you may receive an odd phone call, you may hear someone was looking into your […]

What is a Protective Order?

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Domestic violence is considered a serious offense in Alabama. Violence against your partner is a crime that falls under Alabama’s Protection from Abuse Act. A protective order is issued by the circuit court in your area to provide relief to the victim. All the victim needs to do is go to the local circuit court […]

Am I Allowed to Carry a Handgun in Alabama?

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Guns and weapons laws are strictly enforced in Alabama. The local US Attorney’s Office has built a strong reputation for establishing precedents in matters of felony possession of guns and weapons. In the absence of competent representation, you risk facing serious consequences, including significant time behind bars. Moreover, there is a chance that the prosecution […]

Driving an ATV/UTV While Intoxicated- What is the Law in Alabama?

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ATV.  It stands for all-terrain vehicle. An ATV is known as a three-wheeler, a four-wheeler, or a quad and it is a motorized single-passenger vehicle straddled and steered by the operator. A UTV, or Utility Task Vehicle, is a bit different. It is a four-wheeled, off-road vehicle with two or more seats with seat belts, […]

How Does Being Arrested in Another State Impact My Alabama Driver’s License?

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If you’re arrested in Alabama, you may have a pretty good idea of what to expect. And even if you don’t, consulting with an Alabama criminal defense lawyer who can explain the charges to you, the potential consequences you’re facing, and what your defense options are will give you a better understanding. But what happens […]

Driving Under the Influence of Drugs in AL: What You Need to Know

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Driving under the influence of drugs is a serious crime that can lead to lengthy time in prison and hefty fines. The state of Alabama has strict laws in place to punish those charged and convicted of DUI, which encompasses both alcohol and drugs. Whether or not you have ever faced charges for DUI in […]

How do Ignition Interlock Systems Work?

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Drivers who are facing driving under the influence (DUI) charges in Alabama have an important option they can use to help their situation: installing an ignition interlock system. The state of Alabama became the 50th state to enact legislation for DUI that involved the use of the ignition interlock system back in 2012. The installation […]

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