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The Role of Expert Witnesses in a Criminal Defense Case

Expert Witnesses in Criminal Defense

Hiring expert witnesses in a criminal defense case can make the difference between winning or losing your case. Assume your jurors are not experts in the alleged criminal activity before the court. An expert can help unravel scientific, technical, and medical issues so the jurors can more easily understand the issues at hand. Under Alabama […]

The Role of a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Post-Conviction Relief and Appeals

Even with the best defense lawyer, juries and judges can be unpredictable, and they may decide you are not credible and are not telling the truth. You are now facing a conviction and prison time. A criminal defense attorney is your biggest ally at this time. Alabama stacks the deck against those accused of a […]

How Does Social Media and Digital Evidence Impact Criminal Defense Strategies?

Twenty years ago, social media was in its infancy. MySpace, launched in 2003, was the first social media platform; three years later, Facebook was founded and would soon exceed the number of Myspace users.  With Facebook, social networking connects people who share data. In the past two decades, people now connect to others through a […]

What is Considered Tampering with Evidence in Alabama?

You are suspected of a crime. You try to conceal a gun by hiding it. You throw documents into an open fireplace. You may have illegal drugs you toss or flush down the toilet.   You have interfered with the work officers must do to charge you with a crime. You may have committed the […]

Am I Allowed to Carry a Handgun in Alabama?

can I carry a gun in Alabama?

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

Driving Under the Influence of Drugs

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?

DUI - Breathalyzer and False Positives - Darley Law

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 […]

Pulled Over for DUI on Spring Break: Choosing the Right DUI Lawyer

DUI on Spring Break

When young adults, and even those not quite old enough to drink, get a short break from school, many take the opportunity to over-imbibe, and some make poor choices. According to a study released in Science Daily, drunk driving related accidents soar 9.1% during Spring Break in some of this country’s top hot spots. Police in […]

DUI and Commercial Truck Drivers

DUI and truck drivers

Commercial drivers in Alabama have a big job. They are tasked with not only navigating exceptionally large vehicles in a manner that is safe, but also ensuring that goods and products are delivered on time and without incident. As such, the duty of care that they owe to others on the road is intensified. In […]

What is the Difference Between Drug Possession and Distribution in Alabama?

drug possession and distribution in Alabama

Alabama issues harsh penalties for people who are convicted of drug crimes. Even possessing small amounts of a controlled substance can have lasting consequences if you don’t take the proper measures to protect your rights. Even though the state has begun to take a less punishment-only approach to drug crimes by favoring more rehabilitation, not […]

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