Blog Posts in January, 2015

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  • Identity Theft Crimes in Alabama Federal Courts
    Identity Theft Crimes in Alabama Federal Courts

    Identity theft, broadly defined, is the fraudulent use of another person’s identifying information (“means of identification”) in connection with some underlying crime. Congress has passed two ...

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  • Criminal Jury Selection
    Criminal Jury Selection

    Wheat owned a convenience store in Wagarville. On the morning of December 19, 2008, two women saw Defendant run out of the store and get into an automobile driven by Juan Crayton. A short time later, ...

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  • Criminal Law: Post-Conviction Relief
    Criminal Law: Post-Conviction Relief

    In 2003, Emanuel Gissendanner was convicted of murdering Snellgrove during the course of a kidnapping and a robbery and of possessing a forged instrument. He was sentenced to death. His convictions ...

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  • Alimony Issues in Family Law Cases in Alabama
    Alimony Issues in Family Law Cases in Alabama

    CAN ALIMONY BE PAID THROUGH THE STATE COURT SYSTEM? My spouse has agreed to pay me alimony in the divorce. Can I have the alimony withheld via garnishment? No, the alimony can’t be garnished through ...

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  • Criminal Law and Jury Instructions in Alabama
    Criminal Law and Jury Instructions in Alabama

    In 2009, Thomas Crowe and his codefendant, Toni Collins, were at the home of Marvin Dailey. Crowe started a fire in a bedroom of Dailey’s home. Dailey was struck in the head with a hammer. Collins and ...

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  • Criminal Law and Lesser Included Offenses in Alabama
    Criminal Law and Lesser Included Offenses in Alabama

    On November 22, 2011, Andrew Amison and his accomplice, Broderick Brown, robbed and killed Sam Richardson in his barbershop. Amison was indicted for two counts of felony murder for killing Richardson ...

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