Blog Posts in September, 2018

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  • HOW DO PRESUMPTIVE SENTENCING STANDARDS WORK?
    HOW DO PRESUMPTIVE SENTENCING STANDARDS WORK?

    Sentencing guidelines are widely used throughout the country when deciding how long to send a person to jail or prison. In Alabama, presumptive sentencing standards are used to establish what a ...

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  • WITHHOLDING EVIDENCE NOT ENOUGH TO DISMISS CHARGES
    WITHHOLDING EVIDENCE NOT ENOUGH TO DISMISS CHARGES

    In a criminal trial, there are certain rules about what evidence a prosecutor must turn over to defendants. Under Alabama law, if a defendant submits a written request for certain evidence, the ...

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  • WHEN CAN A PERSON MODIFY CHILD SUPPORT AND VISITATION?
    WHEN CAN A PERSON MODIFY CHILD SUPPORT AND VISITATION?

    Two of the biggest issues to be decided in a divorce case is child support and custody agreements. Although the trial court may make an original determination as to these matters, a parent can always ...

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  • TECHNICAL PROBATION VIOLATION RESULTS IN REVOCATION
    TECHNICAL PROBATION VIOLATION RESULTS IN REVOCATION

    If you have been convicted of a crime and are ordered to serve supervised probation, there are strict guidelines you must follow. Even admitting to a technical violation could result in you having to ...

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  • PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS CAN BE USED AGAINST YOU
    PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS CAN BE USED AGAINST YOU

    Fairness would dictate that once you have served your time for a conviction, you should not continue to be punished for that crime. Unfortunately, under the American legal system, fairness does not ...

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  • WHAT EXACTLY IS HEARSAY?
    WHAT EXACTLY IS HEARSAY?

    The American legal system has a set of highly technical rules about how trials should work. The rules are so complicated that sometimes they are even hard for lawyers to understand. The rules of ...

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