Tag Archives: Criminal Defense

Alabama’s Unbelievable Burrito/Drug Arrest

The war on drugs has seen heightened penalties for drug offenders nationwide. Alabama is particularly tough on individuals convicted of even minor drug offenses, forcing many to adopt unique methods in an attempt to avoid detection. However, even the most creative of drug schemes may be caught by the watchful eye of local law enforcement personnel. Don’t Hide Drugs In A Burrito Burritos are knownContinue 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

Is there a criminal defense to statutory rape?

Most everyone in Alabama is aware that rape is generally defined as sexual intercourse in which one party is unable to consent to act or is forced into it. However, not as many people understand what constitutes statutory rape. If an individual is charged with statutory rape, it is important to engage criminal defense counsel as soon as possible because there are defenses to theContinue reading

What You Need To Know About Alabama’s Chemical Endangerment Law

Alabama’s drug laws are some of the toughest in the nation. One of those laws is Alabama Code – Section 26-15-3.2: Chemical Endangerment of Exposing a Child to an Environment in Which Controlled Substances are Produced or Distributed. This is more commonly known as Alabama’s chemical endangerment law. Since the law’s inception in 2006, the way it is used by law enforcement and prosecutors hasContinue reading

Alabama man arrested for drug crimes may seek criminal defense

There is no question that our country seems to be facing a drug epidemic. The war on drugs often means intense police investigations, sweeping arrests and harsh penalties for those found guilty. Criminal defense attorneys may be quite busy protecting the rights of people accused of drug offenses. Recently in Alabama, a joint investigation by two narcotics units led to the arrest of a manContinue reading

Larceny charges in Alabama require criminal defense

When crimes spill over from one state to another, law enforcement agencies may work together to investigate. Those who are accused of committing a crime in Alabama may be arrested in Mississippi and held until they are extradited back to Alabama. When this happens, having an experienced criminal defense attorney is recommended. Recently, police in Alabama and Mississippi worked together to investigate a ring ofContinue reading