Blog Posts in July, 2015

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  • Monroe County, Alabama Rules Doctor's Professional Degree is not Divisible for Property Division
    Monroe County, Alabama Rules Doctor's Professional Degree is not Divisible for Property Division

    This is a contested divorce case out of Monroe County, Alabama, listed as House v. House . The parties were both well educated and had children. Both parties admitted to extra marital affairs and the ...

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  • U.S. Supreme Court Rules that a Mistake of Law May Allow a Search Under the Fourth Amendment
    U.S. Supreme Court Rules that a Mistake of Law May Allow a Search Under the Fourth Amendment

    This is in the case of Heien v. North Carolina , recently decided by the Supreme Court in an 8-1 decision. The issue was related to a search of a vehicle after a traffic stop. A police officer pulled ...

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  • 6 Keys for Defense Counsel to Consider if a Client Has a Mental Issue
    6 Keys for Defense Counsel to Consider if a Client Has a Mental Issue

    After 12 years of practicing law, I have come to recognize when a client might have a mental issue quickly. I have had some clients with very serious mental illnesses and some of them were untreated. ...

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  • Doctor is Not Allowed to Consider His Salary as Part of Prenuptial
    Doctor is Not Allowed to Consider His Salary as Part of Prenuptial

    This is a divorce case from Georgia, in the marriage of Steis v. Steis . This is an interesting case as it relates to a second marriage and a prenuptial agreement. The issues in this case relate to ...

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  • Court of Criminal Appeals Upholds Conviction for Sexual Misconduct in Baldwin County, Alabama
    Court of Criminal Appeals Upholds Conviction for Sexual Misconduct in Baldwin County, Alabama

    This week the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals provided us two interpretations of Lawrence v. Texas in court rulings. This is a sodomy case from Baldwin County, Alabama, Wesson v. Alabama . Sometimes ...

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  • Alabama Criminal Appeals Court finds Criminal Statute Unconstitutional and Acquits Defendant
    Alabama Criminal Appeals Court finds Criminal Statute Unconstitutional and Acquits Defendant

    This is a criminal case from Dallas County, Alabama that involved one count of sodomy, State of Alabama v. Williams . The Defendant was very fortunate in this case because his lawyer did an excellent ...

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