What does Alabama family law require to adopt a foster child?

Children in the foster care system deserve loving homes just as much as any other child, and many couples are willing to adopt them in order to expand their families. However, being willing to provide a loving home to a child is not enough, and the adoption process can be daunting. Understanding what Alabama family law says about the process could help alleviate at leastContinue reading

Drunk Drivers Have One More Thing To Worry About

Most people know that DUI charges come with serious penalties in Alabama: fines, driver’s license suspension, increased insurance premiums, jail time and more. Now, people accused of drunk driving have one more thing to worry about: being the target of a scam. Scammers Target DUI Offenders Following a DUI arrest, people find themselves under a great deal of stress. For many, this is their firstContinue reading

A plea bargain might be the best criminal defense for you

Statistics show that nearly 90 percent of all criminal cases across the country — including many here in Alabama — never go to trial. Instead, prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys negotiate a plea bargain. In many cases, this provides an individual facing serious repercussions with a guaranteed outcome that often involves lesser charges and fewer penalties. The uncertainty of the outcome of criminal proceedings canContinue reading

The elements of murder and criminal defense

Many people are confused regarding the use of the terms homicide and murder. The fact is that all murders are homicides, but not all homicides are murders. This is why prosecutors are required to demonstrate that an individual’s actions meet the elements of murder as defined by Alabama law before a conviction can be secured. If any reasonable doubt exists regarding whether all of theContinue reading

The basics of divorce here in Alabama

After reaching the conclusion that a marriage is over, many couples often wonder what comes next. They know that they need to file for divorce, but what that means for them might be unclear. Below are the basics of divorce here in Alabama. Prior to filing for divorce, at least one of the parties must have been a resident of Alabama for a minimum ofContinue reading

Reducing motor vehicle accidents involving impaired drivers

In recent decades, the issue of drunk driving has received a lot of attention. Laws in all states, including Alabama, make it illegal to drive with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 percent or higher. Regardless, people still get behind the wheel when they are impaired, which exponentially increases the risk for motor vehicle accidents. Therefore, numerous strategies in addition to the passage ofContinue reading