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3 Reasons NOT to Take a Polygraph Test if You Are Accused of a Crime

If you’re a suspect in a criminal case, the police may ask you to take a polygraph test. Ultimately, you should speak with a lawyer before you make any decision but in the meantime, there are three reasons why you might not want to take a polygraph test. Results of [ Read More… ]

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Wacky Alabama Laws?

In Alabama is it illegal to wear a fake beard in church?   Under Alabama law, if someone (without lawful authority) disturbs any lawful assembly or meeting of persons they have committed the crime of disorderly conduct. A person who is convicted of this crime faces up to three months in [ Read More… ]

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Everything you want to know about Sodomy in Alabama but were afraid to ask.

Everything you want to know about Sodomy in Alabama but were afraid to ask.   What is the legal definition of sodomy in Alabama?   Alabama does not independently define sodomy as a crime but defines criminal actions involving deviant sexual intercourse as sodomy crimes. Deviant sexual intercourse means sexual [ Read More… ]

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Is it a crime to offer someone money to not prosecute a crime in Alabama?

  In Alabama is it a crime to offer somebody money to not press charges? The answer is, I‘m going to give you an example, and you’re going to tell me if the person is guilty or not. Let’s say I have a friend Knuckles Malone, and Knuckles gets mad [ Read More… ]

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Expungement in Alabama

1. What is expungement? Expungement is the process by which an arrest record can be sealed or “wiped clean” from one’s record. 2. If my records are expunged, what does it mean? It means the information pertaining to the case, is no longer available to the public. Information maintained by [ Read More… ]

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How to go to jail in Huntsville, AL for wearing a clown mask!

  Can you go to jail for wearing a clown mask in Huntsville, Alabama? In light of all of these creepy clown sightings, some of you might wonder whether or not it’s a crime for somebody just stand around in a clown mask. In other words, if you’re just standing [ Read More… ]

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Can you chainsaw a zombie in Huntsville, Alabama?

  Why you might go to jail if you chainsaw a Zombie in Huntsville, Alabama. I’m shooting this video right before Halloween. Today’s question is “Could you go to jail if you chainsaw a zombie in Huntsville, Alabama? Of course, we have to assume zombies are real for this question, [ Read More… ]

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You Cant Handle the Truth: Why Some Lawyers Do Not Want to Know if You “Did It”

Some lawyers intentionally will not ask their clients whether or not they committed the crime. To most non-lawyers, this seems strange. Even lawyers have different opinions on whether or not to ask a client whether or not they committed the crime. Should I tell my lawyer I committed a crime [ Read More… ]

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What You Need to Know about Alabama’s New 2016 Marijuana Laws

Alabama’s criminal justice system divides the crime of possession of marijuana into two degrees. I. Possession of Marijuana in the Second Degree-Misdemeanor Possession A person who knowingly in possession of marijuana for their own personal use (and who has never been convicted of possession of marijuana) would be guilty of Possession [ Read More… ]

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Should I Work as an Informant?

I represented a client who had just finished serving a seven-year prison sentence for trafficking cocaine. Three weeks after his release he was trafficking again. This time he made the mistake of hitting his girlfriend. She called the police on him. When the police came to his apartment, she showed [ Read More… ]

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