Pedestrians in Alabama and elsewhere are at a higher risk of accidents and injuries because they do not have the protections such as airbags, seatbelt, or crumple zones that a car driver has. Moreover, many of the cars and bigger vehicles are built in such a way that a driver may sometimes fail to notice […]
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The coronavirus pandemic has created an unprecedented crisis, not just for the people’s health and the country’s economy, but it is also creating unique legal and social concerns. If you have tested positive for Covid-19 but are feeling fine or have substantially recovered from the symptoms, you may wonder whether you can move on with […]
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The Covid-19 pandemic has caused incalculable human suffering as well as widespread economic devastation across the country and the world. While the battle against coronavirus continues, it is important to remain optimistic and focus on overcoming this unprecedented global challenge. Perhaps it is also time to remember that every dark cloud ultimately has a silver […]
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Getting stopped for drunk driving in Alabama is very serious. A DUI arrest and conviction can result in very harsh consequences, which may include heavy fines, loss of driving privileges, and even jail time. That said, what you do at the time you are pulled over and after your arrest will have a major impact […]
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Nearly everyone uses social media these days. People view it as a way to keep up on current events, stay connected with those closest to them, share updates on what is going on in their lives, and share their thoughts and opinions. But many of us fail to consider the consequences of what we say […]
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Community service and probation are alternative punishments. In Alabama, a second time DUI would be punishable by a minimum of 5 days in jail, but a judge would probate that and send the person for 240 hours of community service, which would be a lot of community service. Things like community service, probation, alcohol classes, […]
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Federal statute 28 U.S.C. 1407allows a federal court to referee or preside over cases involving common question of fact in order to serve the interest of convenience and efficacy of the parties. If you have one drug or one device that is being litigated in many different venues across the country, different federal courts, sometimes […]
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There are many individuals who have made mistakes in their past that have resulted in some kind of criminal history. It could be traffic violations, a DUI conviction, some minor drug charges from when you were younger and hanging around with the wrong crowd, or any number of other things. Although you do your best […]
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Interviewer: What experts are utilized for, I guess, the average sex crime case? Zach Peagler: Yeah. You want to have the DNA independently evaluated and have a DNA expert in cases that involve DNA. Then, also their psychologists or psychiatrists are often used as experts. Many cases that involve children, the state has an expert by way […]
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Technically, under the legal definition of probation, it would only be after a conviction or if they had pled guilty to the charge that they would be put on probation. Probation, by definition, is the suspension of a term of incarceration. So a judge will sentence someone to term in a municipal or county or […]
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