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How to think like a lawyer in three easy steps

Posted by Andrew Segal | May 07, 2018 | 0 Comments

 Law schools spend three years teaching law students how to think like a lawyer. Heres how to do it in three steps: I First, understand what a true fact is and know how to dispute its meaning.  To a lawyer, a fact is something that is not in dispute. When something is accepted as a fact, l...

Trial by Ordeal

Posted by Andrew Segal | Sep 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Trial by ordeal; if you ever wanted to know where the saying "you're in hot water" or "trial by fire" came from, you are in the right place.

The truth about lie detector tests

Posted by Andrew Segal | May 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

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 a polygraph test are al...

I didn’t have a lawyer when I pled guilty and now they are trying to revoke my probation and make me serve my previously suspended sentence. Can they?

Posted by Andrew Segal | May 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

The United States Supreme Court said in the case of Alabama vs. Shelton, a court cannot impose a suspended sentence that will result in a person actually going to jail unless that person was represented by an attorney when he was prosecuted for the original case. The Supreme Court's reasoning wa...

Wacky Alabama Laws?

Posted by Andrew Segal | May 01, 2017 | 0 Comments

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 jail and ...

Can a woman commit the crime of rape in Alabama?

Posted by Andrew Segal | Nov 02, 2016 | 0 Comments

Years back I had a case where a woman was with a drunken male friend. She was the driver of a car and they stopped late one night at a Wal-Mart. The man got out of the car and attempted to kidnap and rape a woman. My client was also charged with attempted kidnapping and attempted rape. I will tel...

Expungement in Alabama

Posted by Andrew Segal | Oct 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

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 the s...

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