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  • Felon in Possession of a Firearm Receives 84 Months, Above Plea Bargain
    Felon in Possession of a Firearm Receives 84 Months, Above Plea Bargain

    Federal Court is a tough environment for a criminal defendant. The government has unlimited resources. The government has multiple agencies doing the work for the U.S. Attorney in that district. The ...

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  • Court Allowed Sentence Enhancements Related to U.S.S.G. 2D1.1(b)(15)(a)
    Court Allowed Sentence Enhancements Related to U.S.S.G. 2D1.1(b)(15)(a)

    U.S. Attorneys have four things that a defendant usually does not have: time, money, power and resources. Those are the only four things you need in this world to control the outcome. I have watched ...

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  • PROBATION REVOKED IN RUSSELL COUNTY, ALABAMA
    PROBATION REVOKED IN RUSSELL COUNTY, ALABAMA

    Because of the significance of the interests at stake for criminal defendants, it is important that they be able to protect these interests throughout the litigation. This can become difficult for a ...

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  • NO SEARCH WARRANT NEEDED FOR ABANDONED PROPERTY IN ALABAMA
    NO SEARCH WARRANT NEEDED FOR ABANDONED PROPERTY IN ALABAMA

    One of the biggest questions in criminal law today is whether police officers can search your cell phone without a warrant. Of course, you have an expectation of privacy in the contents of your cell ...

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  • Specific Intent not Needed for Capital Murder
    Specific Intent not Needed for Capital Murder

    The death penalty is the most serious punishment you can receive for a crime. It is reserved for the crimes that society views as most dangerous. In a recent case that the Alabama Supreme Court ...

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  • Did You Plead Guilty Before a Magistrate or  a Judge in Municipal Court?
    Did You Plead Guilty Before a Magistrate or a Judge in Municipal Court?

    Almost 95% of people in Alabama will have a speeding ticket or a motor vehicle violation in their lifetime. Sometimes a ticket can be dismissed by providing a copy of insurance, getting a taillight ...

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