Theft vs. Burglary: How It’s Defined in Alabama

When people hear terms like theft and burglary, they often have the same general meaning in mind. This should come as no surprise because they are all related to the taking of property that does not belong to the person. If you are facing legal charges related to one or more of these terms, however, it is very important to understand the differences between them. Read through this blog to understand how theft and Read More

Ready to File an Injury Claim? Take These 4 Steps

If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to compensation. If you are ready to file an injury claim to start this important process, you need to make sure you are covering all your bases. This means following the right steps to ensure you don’t run into any problems or delays while also helping you to craft the strongest case possible. The following steps will Read More

4 Ways a Divorce Might Become Contested

A divorce will be considered either contested, or uncontested, depending on whether the separating couple is able to negotiate and come to an agreement on all the essential steps of a divorce. Many people are surprised to learn that most divorces are actually uncontested, and the details of the divorce are worked out between the couple and a mediator or other third party rather than a judge. There are times, however, Read More

An Overview of the Alabama Arrest Process

Getting arrested in Alabama is a frightening experience. As with anything in life, however, the more you know about what is going to happen, the easier it is to deal with and the less frightening it will be. While the specifics of a case will vary quite a bit based on the charges and other circumstances, the basic arrest process is going to be very similar. The Initial Arrest Everything will really start with Read More

4 Ways You Can Violate Probation

If you have been convicted of a crime, it’s possible to end up with some type of probation that you need to live with for some time. This probation could be in place of jail time, or for a period of time after you are released from jail. Either way, it is absolutely essential that you follow the terms of your probation precisely to avoid further legal problems or even (additional) incarceration. Unfortunately, even Read More

4 Lies You Believe About the Breathalyzer

A breathalyzer is a tool that police officers use to measure how much alcohol you have in your system. It works by having you blow into the machine, which will then measure the amount of alcohol on your breath, which is then translated to your blood alcohol content, or BAC. If you are at or above 0.08% BAC in Alabama, you will be charged with drunk driving or a similar violation. While the breathalyzer is a commonly Read More

Alabama Family Law: An Overview of Alabama’s Child Custody Laws

If you are going through a divorce or have a child outside of wedlock, determining the custody arrangement for the child is very important. In Alabama, the courts will work with the parents to determine how the division of child custody will work in any particular case. The main goal of the courts is to provide for the best interests of the children involved, but each individual judge has a lot of leeway in making Read More

4 Common Medical Errors That Can Result in a Malpractice Lawsuit

When visiting the doctor’s office or hospital, we put our trust in the hands of the doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals. In many cases, we are in a very vulnerable situation due to an injury or illness and are relying on the medical professionals to provide the necessary care so we can fully recover. While the medical professionals do an excellent job in the vast majority of cases, there are times when Read More

Personal Injury Law: Understanding Alabama’s Premises Liability Laws

If you have experienced an injury while on someone else’s property, you will need to have a good understanding of the premises liability laws in Alabama. These are the laws that explain what responsibilities a property owner has to maintain their premises so that it is safe for everyone who comes onto the property. These laws can apply to individual property owners, businesses that own or operate on a property, or Read More

Understanding the Difference Between Contested and Uncontested Divorce in Alabama

When going through a divorce, there are many options for how you can proceed. One of the most important is going to be whether you get a contested or an uncontested divorce. While this won’t be entirely up to you, it is important to understand the differences between these two options so you can prepare for whatever comes your way. Understanding a Contested Divorce in Alabama A contested divorce in Alabama is Read More