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Domestic violence charges have unique points to consider

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Domestic violence cases have penalties and consequences that can go far beyond having to spend time in prison or paying fines. These cases rock the core of a family in a way that other cases aren’t likely to do. If you are facing domestic violence charges, your defense is one possible way that you… Read More »

What are the domestic violence classifications in Alabama?

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Domestic violence charges in Alabama are serious charges that carry the possibility of very serious penalties. There are three classifications of domestic violence. These are domestic violence in the first degree, domestic violence in the second degree, and domestic violence in the first degree. Each charge has different points that must be considered. What… Read More »

Penalties of domestic violence go far beyond incarceration

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Domestic violence charges are a serious matter for anyone because the very fabric of your family is at stake. These charges can easily rip your family apart. We know that some domestic violence charges are because of a split-second decision that turned out to be the wrong decision. If you are facing domestic violence… Read More »

Life effects of a domestic violence conviction

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When a person is accused of domestic violence and ends up facing criminal charges because of that accusation, there are some very important points that he or she must consider about how a conviction can affect him or her. Some people might falsely think that the effects end with the criminal punishments; however, that… Read More »

Domestic violence is a very sensitive matter

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Domestic violence charges often include information that is very sensitive. That makes these cases very trying for everyone involved. Simply knowing that someone you love is accusing you of domestic violence can be a very hurtful fact. We know that you just want your case to be over with so that you can move… Read More »

Victims can’t drop criminal domestic violence charges

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When you and your significant other get into an argument, things might get heated. In the heat of the moment, your significant other might make claims of domestic abuse against you. Those claims might be only because he or she wants to hurt you in whatever way possible. While that does occur in some… Read More »

Convicted murderer’s son faces capital murder charges

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Facing charges for violent criminal actions is something that is difficult for anyone to handle. In these cases, the defendants must ensure that they understand their rights and their options for presenting a defense in the case. A recent arrest in Centreville, Alabama, is one that shows how important it is to understand the… Read More »

Will interrogation stop if you stay quiet?

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When you’re being interrogated by the police in Alabama, you may know that you have the legal right to remain silent. They can ask you all of the questions that they want, and you don’t have to say anything. This goes hand-in-hand with your right to an attorney, as you can stay quiet until… Read More »

Are there warning signs before being falsely accused of abuse?

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When relationships start to founder and the parties begin looking for a way out, the risk of being falsely accused of domestic violence rises sharply. This can be devastating to those forced to defend themselves against these false allegations of abuse. They can face prison time, lose jobs, custody and visitation of their children… Read More »

Woman recants abuse allegations against former Alabama player

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The woman who accused a former Alabama Crimson Tide football player of domestic violence in March has recanted her allegations. The player was given two different domestic violence charges and dismissed from the team after the alleged incident. The accuser, age 24, told Tuscaloosa police that the defendant, who is 6-foot-4 and 335 pounds,… Read More »