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Alabama’s “Stand Your Ground” Law/by Alsobrook Law Group
Many people are aware of the case of George Zimmerman, who was recently acquitted for shooting Trayvon Martin in Florida in self-defense after a long and very public trial. We had a similar situation here in Jefferson County in May. While a young man was killed, in our local case the defendant did not go […]
Your Right to Remain Silent/by Alsobrook Law Group
The Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution states that no one “shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself.” For 50 years, police have been required to provide what are called Miranda warnings telling you that you have the right to remain silent and that anything that you say can […]
Divorce and Your Transition to Single Motherhood/by Alsobrook Law Group
The dream of countless little girls is to grow up to have a fantasy wedding to Prince Charming, build a family, and live happily ever after. Unfortunately, some women grow up to discover that Prince Charming is not the man he seemed to be. Divorce can come as a welcome relief from a stressful, unsatisfying […]
Who Can Receive Benefits in a Wrongful Death Case?/by Alsobrook Law Group
Natalie Baine was a promising young student at the University of Alabama when she was killed in an accident earlier this year. She was a passenger in a truck which cut in front of a bus in an attempt to get onto I-65. The bus hit the truck, and as a result, a third vehicle […]
Alabama’s Texting While Driving Law/by Alsobrook Law Group
Alex Heit was a 22-year-old university student when he died in a car accident earlier this year. A caring and thoughtful young man who was studying to be an audiologist, Alex was not speeding at the time of his death. He was not drunk or under the influence of drugs. He was texting. In the […]
Will My Divorce Affect My Military Retirement Benefits?/by Alsobrook Law Group
Divorce affects people from all walks of life. Members of our armed forces are no exception. About 3.5 percent of service members are granted a divorce each year. For certain populations within the military, the divorce rate is far higher. A common question when military service men and women get divorced relates to the status […]
Rights of Unmarried Fathers in Alabama/by Alsobrook Law Group
The separation of an unmarried couple in Alabama is not considered to be a legal divorce. Pertaining to this, different rules apply to unmarried couples that are raising children. There is a legal assumption that paternity is generally not awarded to unwed fathers when married couples split up. Full parental custody, as such, is typically […]
I Was Wrongfully Convicted. Can I File Under Rule 32?/by Alsobrook Law Group
A recent article in the journal Criminal Law Bulletin estimates that 5,000 and 10,000 people are wrongfully convicted of crimes in the United States each year. Of these, at least 2,000 innocent people spend time in jail for improper convictions. If you have been wrongfully convicted of a crime, one of the tools at your […]
Arrested for Domestic Violence/by Alsobrook Law Group
What happens next? An act of domestic violence that started with a wife’s request to go home ended up with the deployment of a SWAT team to surround the husband and take him into custody. Darrell Wade Hopkins, who held his wife at gunpoint and repeatedly threatened to kill her, now faces both kidnapping and […]