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What Happens During a Criminal Trial in Alabama?

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If you have been charged with a crime, you are likely confused and frightened about the prospects for your future. The criminal trial process in Alabama can be costly from both an emotional and financial perspective. Depending on the jurisdiction and whether the case will be heard in federal or circuit court, there may… Read More »

Federal criminal case steps and procedures

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There are few things more frightening than facing a federal criminal trial in Alabama or elsewhere. For many, just the word “federal” ups the ante, inspiring fear, stress and lots of anxiety. It is true that federal cases are serious and could result in stiff penalties upon conviction, but an attorney looking after your… 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 »

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 »