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Thanksgiving Weekend Marks Most Dangerous Time to Drive

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) a group which came to fruition after a mother lost her daughter due to being killed by a drunk driver has started a new campaign to raise awareness of holiday drunk driving. It is estimated … Continue reading

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Bait Houses Help Reduce Burglary

Birmingham police are looking for new methods to catch crooks. This time around they’re successfully getting burglars to do the brunt of the work. The newly introduced ‘Bait House’, a special operation specifically designed to appeal to area thieves, produced … Continue reading

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Fourth (4th) DUI and no jail time?

Fourth (4th) DUI and no jail time? You read that heading correctly. Recently, I represented a woman charged with and convicted of her fourth DUI, but the negotiated plea resulted in no jail time.  I know how that sounds at … Continue reading

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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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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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