Monthly Archives: February 2012

Court grants reduced sentencing for drug offenders

Four men convicted on drug conspiracy charges have been given reduced sentences in return for assisting law enforcement. Originally, Michael Nelson, Leo Hernandez Juzang, Henry Jerome Nelson, and Daniel Ray Langley had been arrested based on allegations that they had … Continue reading

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Alabama looks to join growing list of states banning texting while driving

The Alabama House of Representatives is today expected to pass a bill banning the practice of texting while driving. Penalties escalate from a $25 fine for a first offense to $75 for three or more convictions. In addition, each offense … Continue reading

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Why do I need a DUI lawyer?

Why do I need a DUI lawyer in the first place?  That was the question I was asked, several months ago, by today’s client.  Sometimes it’s a difficult question to answer.  There are some occasions where the defendant can handle … Continue reading

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Parole hearing with an unbelievable twist

Crazy. Unbelievable. Incredible. I have attended close to 50 parole hearings, but I have never worked a case like the one today. My client, who is now 40 years old, committed a very serious crime when he was 17 years … Continue reading

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DUI charge under .08

I blew under .08, but still received a DUI…why? Lately, I have signed up a few new adult clients who were arrested and charged with DUI, but they blew under the legal limit of .08.  The first question they each … Continue reading

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Police Chief’s future uncertain amid DUI appeal

Tuscumbia Police Chief Tony Logan was sentenced to court supervision, a 90-day suspension of his driver’s license, and a $761 fine for a 2009 DUI arrest. Judge Gil Self also sentenced Logan to a year in prison, but reduced the … Continue reading

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Tougher DUI Penalties in Alabama

Those caught driving under the influence in Alabama now face stricter penalties. In 2011, Governor Robert Bentley signed two new bills into law which he hopes will reduce the number of drunk drivers on the road. The first law doubles … Continue reading

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