Month: October 2020

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...

Storytelling as the foundation of your defense

You’ve been telling stories since you first learned how to talk. Stories are how we make sense of the world and the events around us. Everyone is accustomed to listening to stories, including judges, juries, and prosecutors. Instead of remembering unconnected and...

What does it take to go to trial in criminal cases?

Criminal cases always have high stakes. From DUI charges all the way to capital offenses, the accused’s livelihood and future are on the line, and that means people need something extra from their attorney. Most of these people ask themselves this: "Does my attorney...