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Alabama DUI Penalties for a First Time Offender
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How does Alabama Define DUI? Under Alabama law, driving under the influence (DUI) prohibits any individual from driving or being in “actual physical control” of a vehicle: (1) with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or more, or (2) while under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or any impairing substance—or combination thereof—to a degree…

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Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals Reverses Violation of Probation Based on Illegal Initial Sentence
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In an Alabama criminal case, even the smallest mistake can have drastic consequences.  When a prosecutor or judge makes a mistake during trial or at sentencing, a defendant may be able to challenge their conviction or sentence even if they were found guilty by a jury.  The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals recently heard an…

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How Property Valuations May Affect the Degree of Theft Offenses
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When faced with theft charges in Alabama, one critical aspect that can be overlooked is the determination of property value. A recent Alabama judicial opinion sheds light on this issue, illustrating how courts may fail to properly assess the value of stolen property, potentially affecting the outcome of a case. In the recently decided case,…

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