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Man facing felony assault charge in alleged DUI accident

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A night of tragedy last week is now affecting several Oklahoma residents in terrible ways. News sources report that a Columbia man left the roadway last Wednesday night and struck two teenage boys, leaving one of them with critical injuries. The 37-year-old driver has since been charged with a first-degree felony assault as well… 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 »

Alabama man sentenced to 15 years for stealing credit cards

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A judge sentenced a 37-year-old Dothan man to 15 years in prison after he entered a guilty plea to multiple felony theft crimes in Westgate Park. He was originally taken into custody in August 2014. Dothan police said the defendant broke into several cars in order to steal credit cards from purses. He then… 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 »

Traffic stop leads to drug trafficking charges

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A routine traffic stop in Alabama on Aug. 26 led to a man facing serious felony drug charges. The incident happened around 9 p.m. on U.S. 431 in Henry County. Deputies say that the man’s southbound Buick Regal was initially stopped for a minor traffic offense. Reports indicate that officers searched the man’s vehicle,… Read More »

Alabama pair detained on marijuana trafficking charges

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Two men were detained on marijuana-related charges in Prichard after police received a tip that the pair was transporting drugs. Undercover officers spotted the men’s vehicle around 8 p.m. on the evening of June 9 at the intersection of Hickman Street and West Sweeneys Lane and activated their sirens; police say that the men… Read More »

Bill to expunge criminal records passes Alabama Senate

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The Alabama Senate passed a bill this year that permits crimes to be expunged in some cases in whcih a person was charged but not convicted. A senator backing the bill explained that he has heard from a number of people whose lives are still affected by prior incidents for which they were never… Read More »

Out on bail, Dothan man arrested on new drug charge

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A Edgefield Road man already had legal problems before his arrest last week. Now the 40-year-old Dothan resident faces a new set of problems after his arrest on a charge of felony marijuana possession. He was on bail from an arrest early last summer on a drug trafficking charge, law enforcement officials said. During… Read More »

Auburn player arrested on drug charges

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No state has a prouder college football heritage than Alabama. Regardless of which school a Dothan fan roots for, there’s no denying that college football is played at its very highest level here. Auburn fans might well have noticed articles in local media outlets about a signee recently arrested on serious drug charges. The… 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 »