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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 »

Alabama meth bust results in 7 arrests

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According to law enforcement personnel with the Morgan County Drug Task Force, seven people were detained on March 11 for allegations of manufacturing and distributing methamphetamine. The seven were taken into custody following an eight-month investigation. Reportedly, officers learned that group members were purchasing cold medications and then bringing it to a home in… Read More »

2 men charged with car break-ins on Alabama campus

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Two men were apprehended by police for allegedly breaking into several parked vehicles on the morning of Jan. 7 near a University of South Alabama residence hall in Mobile. Both men are facing various charges for the alleged incident. According to sources, university police officers responded to a call regarding a vehicle break-in near… Read More »

Attorneys experienced in all aspects of domestic abuse cases

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Many families in Alabama are torn apart when domestic violence allegations surface during divorce proceedings or other situations. People who have suffered abuse or whose children have suffered abuse may be afraid of their ex-spouses. Some allegations of abuse may be exaggerated or fabricated in order to affect the outcome of a divorce or… Read More »

Alabama police charge couple for selling forged football tickets

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On Nov. 12, a couple was accused of selling counterfeit tickets to the Alabama vs. Mississippi State game. The Tuscaloosa Police Department was alerted to the alleged fraud after an individual reported purchasing two football tickets in a Craigslist transaction. After allegedly paying $400 for the tickets, the individual told police that they noticed… Read More »

Criminal defense strategy in Alabama theft cases

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An arrest based upon allegations of criminal wrongdoing is not the equivalent of a criminal conviction. Prosecutors must present evidence at the criminal trial to prove each element of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt to obtain a criminal conviction. For example, taking property that belongs to another person might not be a crime… Read More »

U.S. soccer star accused of domestic violence

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Alabama soccer fans may be interested to learn that goalkeeper Hope Solo was taken into custody on June 21 based on allegations of domestic violence. Police reportedly received a 911 call regarding a woman striking others at a residence near Seattle, WA. When they arrived at the scene, authorities claimed that they found a… Read More »

Alabama man faces series of burglary charges

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About 200 miles northwest of Dothan is Jefferson County, Alabama. That’s where a man has been charged in a series of property crimes in three towns in the county. The 24-year-old faces a long list of criminal allegations that could result in significant time behind bars if he is convicted of all charges.  Criminal… Read More »

Dothan police accuse three of making meth in car

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One of the most common ways for a drug-related arrest to begin is with a traffic stop. This proved true recently when Dothan police officers on patrol pulled a vehicle over on Ross Clark Circle. Inside the vehicle, police said they found two men from Wicksburg and one man from Hartford — as well… Read More »