What is Aggravated DUI?

The crime of DUI, or driving under the influence, is serious enough (even for first-time offenders). Those who are convicted of DUI for the first time face up to a year in jail for the offense in addition to a fine of up to $2,100. On top of the criminal penalties, drivers will face a temporary driver’s license suspension and be forced to attend a substance abuse program.  The charges could be enhanced and the Read More

My Spouse Cheated on Me. Does that Affect My Divorce?

Money issues, general incompatibility, and infidelity. Those are three of the most common reasons for divorce. The latter might hurt people’s emotions the most, as finding out that your spouse has cheated on you could come out of the blue. Other times, non-adulterous spouses receive clues over a long period of time, resulting in a growing suspicion.  Regardless of how you found out your spouse was unfaithful, we Read More

You’ve Been Accused of Domestic Violence. Now What?

Being arrested on domestic violence charges or learning that you’re the subject of a protection order might come as a complete surprise to you. Or, you might have been prepared for the moment. Either way, domestic violence charges are certainly nothing to brush off or minimize; a conviction for domestic violence can trigger mandatory minimum jail sentences, fines, and prolonged restrictions on certain Read More

What Happens if You’re Involved in a Ridesharing Accident?

It’s somewhat amazing how quickly ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft permeated routine life in Alabama. After starting out in the state’s largest cities, the service is now available statewide. Part of the delay in allowing the services to operate from the Tennessee line all the way down to the white sands at the Gulf were the well-intentioned efforts to ensure that drivers and passengers were protected in the Read More

Impact of Field Sobriety Tests on Your DUI Case

It’s a sight no one wants to see on a Friday or Saturday night: your rearview mirror fills with the sight of flashing blue lights. You were confident enough that you could drive home safely, but that risk looks like it might not pay off. After you pull over and briefly interact with the officer, he asks you to step outside your car. You know that you might have to eventually blow into a breathalyzer. The field Read More

What if Your Ex-Spouse Stops Paying Child Support?

Times are understandably difficult for so many Alabamians right now, and, as a result, many who owe child support to an ex-partner may have extreme difficulties satisfying these payments. Unfortunately, the pandemic has not been recognized as an acceptable reason for non-custodial parents to be missing child support payments. If you or your ex-spouse has fallen behind on child support payments, there are a variety of Read More

Child Custody: Best Interests of the Child

There is absolutely no question that the most important consideration of any divorce is the issue of child custody (and, to a somewhat lesser extent, child support). Your children are your greatest assets, and the thought of not having them around at all times can certainly be stressful and frightening.  If at all possible, you should try to come to an agreement with your soon-to-be-ex regarding custody of your Read More

Birth Injuries: Is it Medical Malpractice?

For many women, one of the few times they will visit a hospital in the early part of their lives is to give birth. Childbirth is a wonderful thing, but problems can—and do—arise in some cases. Occasionally, these birth injuries are the result of negligence by medical professionals who have been entrusted with the health and wellbeing of both mother and child. This is referred to as medical malpractice and could Read More

4 Common Gun Crimes in Alabama

Although the constitutions of the U.S. and the state of Alabama generally recognize the right of citizens to bear arms, there are some limits on what Alabama residents may do with regard to possession and use of firearms. Guns are frequently the weapon used in murder and manslaughter cases and assault with a deadly weapon, but this blog will take a look at four crimes that focus entirely on individuals’ behavior with Read More

4 Signs of Financial Exploitation of an Elder

There are some people in society who are not above anything in order to line their pockets. One such action includes financially exploiting the elderly -- vulnerable people who are parents, grandparents, and loved ones. There are countless reasons why society’s elderly population is prime for financial exploitation. Our firm wanted to provide you with some ways that financial exploitation might show itself in your Read More