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What happens in Alabama if my ticket is not signed?

Posted by Andrew Segal | Mar 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

In Alabama, the police officer is supposed to take your ticket, within 48 hours, to a magistrate so as to acknowledge under oath to the facts contained in the ticket. The idea behind this is to allow a neutral and detached party an opportunity to make sure there were legally reasonable grounds fo...

In Alabama, Is it legal for police to lie to me?

Posted by Andrew Segal | Feb 07, 2019 | 0 Comments

Is it legal for police to lie to me? In Alabama, under many circumstances, it is completely legal for the police to lie to you. The general rule in Alabama is that an officer acting in good faith can use deception trickery or artifice to detect crime. The police will commonly use lies and dece...

How will an arrest affect a college student?

Posted by Andrew Segal | Sep 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you're a college student and you been arrested for a crime, you are probably concerned about how your school will react to the arrest.   The answer depends upon a variety of factors.  One issue is whether or not you are arrested on campus or off campus.  It was an on-campus arrest, It is mo...

The secret to asking questions like a lawyer.

Posted by Andrew Segal | Sep 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

A good lawyer can question someone until they're beaten like an egg. The secret is that we are really not asking questions at all. What we are doing, is telling our story but using a person who may not agree with us to do so. We do this by making a series of statements that the person needs to...

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 ...

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