DNA evidence is one of the most powerful tools available to law enforcement and the court system. With modern techniques, forensic science can test very small amounts of DNA and identify who that sample came from. Because it is so reliable, evidence of "who" deposited DNA in a
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For the past ten years, certain criminal charges in Alabama have qualified for expungement. Simply put expungements erase the evidence of a criminal charge from a person’s record. In fact, once a charge is expunged, a person is generally allowed (by law) to deny that the incident ever happened.
What does a tax lien purchaser have to do to quiet title to vacant land? That was the question in a recent appeal before the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals. Lawyers from Browne House Law were pleased to be able to help their client and win that appeal. Over the
A couple of weeks ago we talked about the different courthouses in Tuscaloosa. In most ways, the busiest one is the County Courthouse. There are seven floors, nine courtrooms and four clerks’ offices. It’s also the home of the Offices of the District Attorney and Public Defender. In this
Say you got arrested for Possession of Marijuana in the Second Degree and then lost your paperwork. You know court is coming up but don’t know what day or time or even where to go. This post will give you a rundown on the different courtrooms so that you
Last week we started talking about the financial consequences of taking a plea bargain for a criminal charge in Tuscaloosa. In that post we discussed (1) court costs in general and (2) restitution. The third broad category of costs associated with criminal court is fines and fees. Court costs, simply
One of the least-discussed aspects of criminal cases can also be one of the most important: the financial cost of pleading guilty. I’m not talking about hiring a lawyer. I’m also not talking about the ways that a guilty plea could impact a person’s career opportunities or