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 […]

Tuscaloosa has a new marijuana law

Marijuana laws changed in 2021 throughout the State of Alabama. The legislature gave cities and municipalities the ability to issue tickets for first-time offenders instead of arresting them. Tuscaloosa paid attention.  This change is being welcomed by city officials. They say that the time and effort it takes to charge someone with misdemeanor possession of […]

Alabama Expungement Laws – What you need to know

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Expungement is the process of having a criminal charge and in some cases, a criminal conviction, sealed and erased as fully as the law allows. In most instances, a criminal charge will show up on a background check and convictions can have lifelong impacts on your rights and opportunities. If a person has a criminal […]

What is a Youthful Offender? Alabama Criminal Law

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Our criminal justice system offers young offenders, those who break the law, a chance through alternative punishments and sealed records.  For example, say you are 21 years old or younger and through some bad decisions, or just bad luck, the police arrest you for a crime. Now being the smart young person you are, you […]

University of Alabama Students, Don’t Fall For These Misconceptions!

No one goes to college expecting to face a criminal charge. Being charged with a felony or misdemeanor as a University of Alabama student is something that could affect your future substantially, especially if the criminal charge is not dealt with correctly. Being kicked out of school, losing your scholarship, driver’s license, and facing fines/jail […]

Tuscaloosa MIP and other Alcohol Laws

There are many crimes throughout our country’s history that have been met with a collective societal disregard. During the prohibition era, for example, you could find politicians, cops, and doctors throughout speakeasies even though Alcohol had been banned. That’s not to say that people should be encouraged to break the law but, some laws have […]

<strong>Consequences of a Criminal Conviction</strong>

If you have been arrested in Alabama and are awaiting trial, or if you have a previous conviction and are considering expungement then you should consider reading further. Being arrested and convicted of either a misdemeanor or felony in Alabama carries both short-term and long-term detrimental effects on a person’s livelihood. Having a criminal record […]

What are Alabama’s DUI Implied Consent Laws?

Implied Consent is a term used to explain the implicit permission that folks from Alabama give to the State when they apply for and receive a driver’s license. When a person in Alabama receives a license to operate a motor vehicle, they agree to have that license suspended by the State if they refuse to […]

What are the consequences of a DUI in Alabama?

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What are the consequences of a DUI in Alabama? Is your job at stake? Will your license be taken away? Questions like these are brought up by clients that contact us for representation. If you have these questions and more then look no further than this article.  Alabama laws are strict when it comes to […]