Monthly Archives: March 2012

Alabama’s DUI “Double Minimum Punishment Law”, .15% or higher and your driver’s license

On September 1, 2011 the state’s new “double minimum punishment law” or “super DUI law” went into effect. I have already discussed most of the criminal ramifications, such as, double fines and double jail time, but I have not discussed … Continue reading

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Federal sentences vary widely, according to study

In 1984, Congress passed the Sentencing Reform Act, designed to create uniform sentencing guidelines for all federal judges. The goal of the Act was to reduce the dramatic disparities in sentences given by different federal judges for similar crimes. Thirty … Continue reading

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