What Are Your Miranda Rights?

Understanding your rights during an arrest is crucial, and this knowledge comes into play when you are read your Miranda Rights. We believe in empowering the accused in Alabama with essential information that protects their rights, their futures, and their freedoms. These rights, which you’ve likely heard repeated on cop shows (ideally never in real life), are recited by police to individuals being placed under Read More

Don’t Be Intimated By the CPS Investigation Process

Parents are meant to love and care for their children. It’s one of the biggest commitments we make in life, and when anything gets in the way of that commitment it can be demoralizing. Some parents get intimidated by the process of a Child Protective Services (CPS) investigation. We want to reassure you that this process is just a necessary step to protect your children, even if you are the one who is under Read More

Don’t Underestimate the Potential Dangers of a Slip-and-Fall Accident

People often assume that slipping and falling from a standing height is a minor mishap, something we all experience at some point. But the truth is, slip-and-fall accidents can lead to significant injuries, especially for older individuals or those with previous injuries or conditions. These injuries can be life-altering, and it's crucial not to underestimate their potential impact. We want to explore the reasons Read More

How a Prenuptial Agreement is a Sign of Trust

We understand the long journey love takes to get to your wedding day. It takes a lot of commitment, compassion, and maybe most importantly: trust. So, after you’ve decided to get married in Alabama isn’t a prenuptial agreement (commonly referred to as a prenup) a sign you don’t trust your partner? After all, nobody should be thinking about divorce when they’re about to get married. That’s a common misconception we Read More

Should I Consent to a Police Officer Searching My House or Car?

It can be very disarming when a police officer asks if they have your permission to enter your house or search your car. In Alabama, a police officer needs your permission, a specific warrant or exigent circumstances must be present before searching your vehicle or home. So, when they ask: should you give them your permission? Never Consent to a Search The easy answer here is no. If a police officer does not Read More

Am I Going to Jail?

This is one of the most common questions our clients ask us immediately after getting in trouble. Am I going to jail? If you have been arrested recently or are out on bond currently, the threat of jail time is very real. No one wants to spend time locked away in a cell, away from their loved ones, with the potential of it affecting their future prospects permanently. Frankly, the answer is: It depends. It Read More

When Can an Alabama Family Court Order Be Modified?

You received your orders from the court. They dictate what your divorce looks like, how child custody and visitation move forward, and what types of child support or alimony are owed. But, what happens when circumstances change? It’s important to understand these orders aren’t final. You have options to improve your situation – whether that means more time with your children or paying less (or being paid more) Read More

Lies You’re Being Told About the Police

Everyone has a “fun” tip about your rights, the police, and how crimes are solved. Hollywood perpetuates many of these lies, embedding them in tv shows and movies which often result in dangerous misconceptions. A lot of people go into a police interaction armed with misinformation provided to them by their friends or Hollywood, and it can end in your legal situation becoming even more complicated. We believe in Read More

What’s the difference between probation and parole?

As criminal defense attorneys, we know as much as anyone people make mistakes. Breaking the law in Alabama comes with penalties you must face, but if this is your first offense you might not know the options courts have for those penalties. Probation, parole, and post-release supervision are all options that can either be applied in place of prison time, or in addition to prison time. So, what are the differences Read More

Who has the Right to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Alabama?

The death of a loved one leaves a hole in our lives that often never heals. We want to live fruitful lives and go when we feel our time has come, but we can’t always plan for the dramatic twists and turns of life. Whether it’s at work, on the roads, or even at a place of business, potentially fatal accidents lurk in some of the most unexpected places. If you’re reading this, it’s likely because you lost a loved Read More