Entries by Alsobrook Law Group

What Is a Geofence Warrant and Is It Constitutional?

A geofence warrant is a special investigative tactic used by law enforcement to find criminal suspects in cases where the investigative trail has gone cold or for crimes where there are simply no leads. The use of these warrants has recently come under a lot of scrutiny. Privacy advocates and experienced criminal defense attorneys in […]

What Are False and Coerced Confessions?

Citizens are afforded explicit protections under the US Constitution to prevent them from testifying against themselves when charged with a crime. Unfortunately, instances of false and coerced confessions are on the rise within the criminal justice system. By some estimates, as many as 25% of the people accused of murder are compelled to falsely confess […]

Big Rig Accidents in Winter Weather in Alabama

Trucking is one of the dominant industries in Alabama. According to the Alabama Trucking Association, the trucking industry provides more than 105,000 jobs in the Yellowhammer State, accounting for approximately one out of every 15 workers. While this industry is vital to the state’s economy, Alabama is also ranked the fifth most treacherous state for […]

Holidays and Visitation

The holiday season is upon us, and this is the time of year when families gather to spend quality time with each other. For divorced or separated couples with kids, the holidays can be especially hard on the children. They are used to spending time with Mom and Dad together, and now they have to […]

Worker’s Compensation and FMLA

When an employee becomes injured or suffers an illness, s/he has multiple options for getting the time off needed to treat the condition. Two of these options are workers’ compensation leave and time off through the federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). These two programs serve similar purposes, but they differ in some significant ways. […]

How to File an Alabama Workers’ Compensation Claim

Most Alabama employers with more than four employees are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ comp is a program that provides benefits to employees who suffer injury or illness due to an accident on the job, regardless of who is at fault. In exchange for the “no fault” provision, employees are usually unable to […]

How Reliable Are Witnesses to a Crime?

When you’ve been formally charged with a criminal offense, there is a lot at stake. Maybe someone mistakenly fingered you in a lineup or believes that they saw you take part in a criminal act. Unless you plead guilty to that crime, which we don’t normally recommend, it will be up to the state of […]

What Disabilities Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, roughly 37 million Americans – about 12% of the population – are classified as disabled. If you have an injury or medical condition that renders you unable to work, the financial side effects can be devastating. Even if you have private disability insurance, those benefits could be exhausted quickly. […]

The Most Dangerous Highways in Alabama

All highways have the potential to be dangerous. Indeed, anytime that a motor vehicle is traveling at high speeds, and certainly when reaching speeds of 65+ miles per hour, risk of a collision is increased. What’s more, not only does the risk of a crash increase the faster that a vehicle is traveling, but so […]