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  • Offense Conduct Can be Determined by Sentencing Court
    Offense Conduct Can be Determined by Sentencing Court

    Federal Criminal cases are sometimes the most document intense of all criminal cases. In most cases, the United States has a trial notebook prepared the day a person is indicted in Federal Court. The ...

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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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  • CAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS EVER BE SUED?
    CAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS EVER BE SUED?

    There are many times when a government entity enacts policies that we personally do not agree with. Sometimes, we may even think that the policy was unconstitutional. How can we best voice our ...

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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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  • 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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