Alabama DUI: Understanding the Ignition Interlock Device (IID)

If you are charged with a DUI, or you have been convicted of it, you will likely hear about something called an Ignition Interlock Device, or IID. These devices are designed to make it so your vehicle is inoperable until you blow into the device, which checks your blood alcohol content. If alcohol is present, you will be unable to drive. Learning more about IIDs will help you to prepare for your future and protect Read More

Drug Trafficking vs. Drug Possession in Alabama

If you are arrested on a drug related charge, it is important to know exactly what it is you are facing. While all drug charges are serious, there is a huge difference between drug possession and drug trafficking. In addition, your defense strategy will vary greatly based on the type of charges filed against you. What is Drug Possession? In Alabama, a charge related to drug possession simply means that the Read More

A Brief Introduction to Alabama Dog Liability

Getting bitten by a dog can be a terrifying experience, and can cause some serious injuries that require significant medical attention. If you or a loved one has been bitten, you will need to know about the different laws surrounding dog liability in the state of Alabama. This will help to determine if you have a legal case on your hands, and if so, how to best pursue it. Understanding Dog Liability The state Read More

Alabama Criminal Law Explained: Understanding Assault Under the Criminal Code

In the state of Alabama, the legal term “assault” is used somewhat broadly, and can indicate a number of different things. Loosely speaking, assault is when a person causes some type of physical harm to another party, or causes them to believe that they will be physically harmed. That is a pretty broad definition, however, which is why the Alabama criminal code breaks it down into three separate degrees. Knowing Read More

Don’t Get Hoodwinked by Insurance Companies: 5 Things You Should Know if You are Considering Settling

If you or a loved one has been experienced an injury due to the negligence of another party, you will undoubtedly be speaking to the representatives of an insurance company very soon. These individuals will stop at nothing to try to get you to settle your case as quickly as possible so they can control the payout amount, and other details, of the case. The fact is, however, that settling quickly is almost never in Read More

An Overview of the Probate Process in Alabama

If you’ve ever had to go through probate court in Alabama, you know that it is a difficult, and often expensive, process. If you haven’t gone through probate, then this blog is for you. Learning more about why some estates have to go through probate, and how this can be avoided, is a good first step in planning your estate in such a way as to protect your loved ones from having to go through probate when you’re gone. Read More

How to Create an Effective Parenting Plan that Works

Whether you’re going through a divorce or a child custody dispute, Oklahoma courts will need to have a parenting plan on file. One nice thing about our state’s court system is that the courts prefer that the parents decide as much as possible between themselves regarding the details of the plan. Of course, if an agreement can’t be made, the courts will step in and make the decisions when necessary. When working on a Read More

What Are My Rights if I’ve Been Accused of Domestic Violence in Alabama?

Domestic violence is a serious charge, and one that often comes with a variety of other related charges, such as assault and battery. Domestic violence laws in Alabama are quite serious, and anyone convicted of this crime may have to serve jail time, pay fines, lose their right to own firearms, and more. There have been some cases where people will accuse their spouse of domestic violence in an attempt to strengthen Read More

What are the Elements of an Alabama Wrongful Death Claim?

When a loved one passes away it is always a painful and difficult experience. When the death of a loved one was caused by an accident or other preventable event, it can be almost unbearable. While nothing will bring the loved one back, pursuing a wrongful death claim can help to provide loved ones with a sense of closure, as well as a sense of justice. In addition, these types of lawsuits often lead to important Read More

5 Ways to Be There for Your Children After Your Divorce

Going through a divorce is typically a very difficult experience, and one that nobody wants to have to endure. While parents often find a sense of relief after the divorce is finalized, the difficulty might not fade so quickly for the kids. Many kids have a hard time adjusting, and find the changes that they need to make confusing and even painful. While there is no way to make this adjustment process easy on the Read More