Daphne Alabama Criminal Defense Blog

What is an illegal search and seizure?

Illegal search and seizure typically occurs when police enter or take someone's property without a warrant. However, that doesn't mean police always need a warrant to conduct these operations. This can make it difficult to know when they're legal and when they're not....

Will I lose my license after a DUI arrest?

When the police pull you over, it can be an extremely stressful situation – especially if they accuse you of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If this happens to you, you’ll probably wonder what kinds of consequences you might face if the...

3 common mistakes people make after a DUI arrest

A drunk driving conviction can have far-reaching effects. However, if you have been charged, you may be able to prevent a conviction and avoid the associated penalties by taking proper steps after the arrest. People charged with DUI commonly make mistakes that result...

Meaningful cross-examination

What do you imagine successful criminal defense attorneys do at trial that makes them so effective? Do they calmly dismantle every witness like Perry Mason? Do they win the case at the last minute with a “gotcha!” moment like Ben Matlock? Do they resort to sleazy and...

Being a participant in your own defense

Alabama's criminal code is complicated. When you are dealing with federal charges, things get even more confusing for those who do not deal with the law regularly. This is one of the reasons you need a defense attorney after you have been arrested. Your lawyer's...

What does an aggressive defense do for a DUI charge?

When police arrest you for drunk driving, your mind may be filled with questions and concerns. You worry not only about paying the fines and fees associated with a DUI, but if you’ll have to serve time in jail and suffer long-term consequences for having a drunk...

When criminal evidence is interpreted differently

When you watch the latest episode of NCIS or Forensic Files, solving the crime at the center of the episode’s storyline will include gathering and evaluating evidence. The investigators may find fingerprints, DNA samples or try to determine what blood spatter near the...