You have been arrested. What’s next? Alabama’s Criminal Process Explained
Navigating the criminal justice system in Alabama can be overwhelming, especially for those who are facing charges. Despite the common belief that individuals have a good grasp on how the system works, this understanding may be based on inaccuracies portrayed in popular media. To clear up any misconceptions and provide a better understanding of the […]
What happens after a probation violation?
If you violate the terms of your probation, it can result in a variety of consequences. The specific consequences will depend on the nature of the violation and the discretion of the judge or probation officer. Some possible consequences include additional probationary terms, fines, community service, or even imprisonment. It is important to understand the […]
Travis Juneau named 2022 Mid-South Rising Star
We’re excited to announce that Travis Juneau has been recognized for his excellent legal work in Tuscaloosa and Alabama. Travis has been named in SuperLawyers 2022 Mid-South Rising Stars list for criminal defense. For an attorney to be selected for this list they have to show strength in their field and they must be selected […]
<strong>Is self-defense a right in Alabama? (When you can stand your ground)</strong>
The short, but tricky answer to this is: “Yes, so long as you are reasonable.” What exactly does that mean? In order to determine what is required for your actions to be considered “self-defense” let’s take a closer look at Alabama’s self-defense law. The Elements of Self-Defense Alabama Criminal Code § 13A-3-23 states: A person […]
VA Disability 5 Year Rule Explained
In this page we’ll go over what the VA Disability 5 Year Rule is, why it matters for veterans, and what other disability ratings rules apply and when. The US Department of Veterans Affairs has the ability to increase, decrease, or terminate a veteran’s disability benefits during a re-examination. With most disabilities, the Department of […]
Is an Ignition Interlock Device mandatory in Alabama?
A DUI in Alabama means more than just a traffic stop. It has the potential for fines, jail time, community service, and driving with an IID for years. An IID is the shorthand term for an Ignition Interlock Device. Essentially, this is a Breathalyzer that is mounted to your car and can stop a driver […]
Which state has the strictest drug laws?
Alabama is not alone in criminalizing drugs. All 50 states have had laws enacted that, combined with federal laws, make it a crime to be in possession, to sell, to manufacture, to transport, and even to ingest drugs. This is not news to anyone. Drugs, also known as illegal substances, narcotics, or controlled dangerous substances, […]
How a drug charge can impact you for years
Drug crime charges: possession, distribution, manufacturing, etc. can have serious consequences on a person’s life. This is true even when the charges do not result in a conviction. Alabama law is clear; the state has adopted stringent measures that criminalize drugs severely. The only misdemeanor charge in the state for example is simple possession of […]
What happens if you get a DUI as a student
If you are a student in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, or anywhere in the state, and you are caught driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you will face serious consequences. A first-time DUI charge can mean a suspended license, fines, and even jail time. There are also secondary consequences that can impact your current or […]
Underage DUI in Alabama
Alabama, and most other states, has adopted Zero Tolerance policies when it comes to driving under the influence and being under 21 years of age. In 49 out of 50 states, having a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of over .08% is illegal while driving a personal vehicle; if you’re driving a commercial vehicle then the […]