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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS PRIVACY RIGHTS FOR CELL PHONE LOCATION
    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS PRIVACY RIGHTS FOR CELL PHONE LOCATION

    We are all occasionally guilty of relying too much on our cell phones. But what if the government could rely on our cell phones too? Is Big Brother really always watching? When investigating suspects, ...

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