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Defenses for assault and battery in Alabama

By Smith & McGhee, PC |

In Alabama, possible defenses against assault and battery charges can be complicated. However, certain types of defenses may be more effective depending on the defendant’s situation. In some cases, a defendant may use a defense claim when consent was involved in the altercation. Typically, this defensive argument is used in cases involving sexual assault…. Read More »

2 men charged with car break-ins on Alabama campus

By Smith & McGhee, PC |

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 »

Criminal defense strategy in Alabama theft cases

By Smith & McGhee, PC |

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 »

Alabama police detain 7 for drug and criminal charges

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Authorities in Morgan County took several people into custody on the evening of June 11. Five of those individuals were charged with a variety of drug crimes. According to reports, officers went to a residence on Gum Springs Road after receiving a warrant, resulting in the detention of two men, ages 36 and 50,… Read More »

Alabama cattle theft ring busted by rural officials

By Smith & McGhee, PC |

Two brothers are facing charges in connection with the theft of cattle from the community of New Harmony. The sheriff’s office in DeKalb County worked together with the state’s Agriculture Rural Crime Unit to investigate the disappearance of about 50 head of cattle between May 13 and 24. Additionally, reports indicated that farm equipment… Read More »