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Segal and Segal, LLC Attorneys at Law
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Dedicated Huntsville Criminal Defense Attorney and Former Prosecutor
Dedicated Huntsville Criminal Defense Attorney and Former Prosecutor

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Assault, Second degree under Alabama Law

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When Nebraska abolished the death penalty in May, many people raised the question as to if other states would follow suit. Alabama incarcerates more death row inmates per capita than any other state and the death penalty statue covers a broader range of homicides than other states’ laws.  

However, there is an issue of alleged discrimination in Alabama when it comes to the death penalty. Black offenders have been executed disproportionately since 1976 and many of the inmates on death row cannot afford qualified counsel. This article provides us with some insight as to where Alabama, along with the rest of the nation, stands on the issue of the death penalty. #deathpenalty   #Alabama  

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The moment you learn of your child’s arrest, you may see their future flash before your eyes. You may wonder how a criminal record could affect their educational and career opportunities in the age of background checks. It is important to remember that a charge doesn’t necessarily mean your child will be adjudicated guilty and it is beneficial to immediately consult with an experienced defense attorney.

The Law Offices of Segal and Segal have your child’s best interest in mind and will fight hard to prevent any charges from haunting their future. #juveniledefense   #Huntsville  

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Whether it is for a football game or to see one of the many attractions the state has to offer, hundreds of thousands of visitors flock to Alabama every year. On certain occasions, people may get caught up in all of the fun and wind up facing criminal charges. Some of the most common offenses that tourists face include disorderly conduct, DUI, and marijuana possession. Our law firm works hard to help you avoid any unnecessary trips back to Alabama and fights tirelessly to provide you with the most favorable outcome in your case. #visitorarrests  #Huntsville 

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Alabama Sen. Gerald Allen said that he will introduce a bill that would allow people to carry loaded handguns in their vehicles without having a pistol permit. Currently, handguns have to be unloaded and locked away unless the owner has a concealed carry permit and last year a bill that would have dropped that requirement passed the Senate and died in the House of Representatives.

The executive director of the Alabama Sheriffs Association, Bobby Timmons, opposes the bill and said it would lead to more road rage incidents. Supporters of the bill think that people should be able to protect themselves with handguns in their vehicle. #Alabama  

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According to the Center for Advanced Public Safety, more than 6,000 #DUI related accidents happened in #Alabama last year, killing 208 people.

The Limestone District Assistant District Attorney claims that under current Alabama law it is difficult to prove DUI Controlled Substance because there is no legal presumption for a level of intoxication. Senator Arthur Orr is sponsoring a bill that will better define the influence limits of both illegal and prescription drugs. Orr presented the bill in this year’s legislative session but it was indefinitely postponed and he plans to try again next year.

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#MadisonCounty Sheriff’s Department has announced that all uniformed deputies will wear #bodycameras while on patrol. The cameras will provide a way to document exactly what happens during events such as arrests and will give an unbiased portrayal of what happened.  Recently, law enforcement agencies throughout the nation started adopting the use of these body cameras.

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Since the 2012 #Alabama anti-meth law passed that made it a felony for anyone convicted of “smurfing” (where a person or group of people go from one store to another to gain enough Pseudo-ephedrine to make meth), police are seeing a steady decline in the number of #methlabs found across the state.

#JacksonCounty police reported that in 2011 they made 72 lab busts, compared to only 34 meth lab busts in 2013. While there is a downward trend in meth lab busts, new designer street and synthetic drugs are seeing increased usage and sale 

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Getting arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance is a very common occurrence in #Alabama and there were nearly 281 DUI arrests in 2012 alone. If you receive a #DUI, it is important to address the charges immediately by consulting with an attorney to help you avoid jail time, large fines and a license suspension. An attorney experienced in DUI cases will understand the weaknesses in DUI testing and police procedure when creating a strong defense strategy for their client.

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While some states are on their way to legalizing medical and even recreational #marijuana, the state of #Alabama still considers the drug an illegal substance. If charged with a marijuana crime you could be facing a large fine or even jail time. Hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney can help give you a chance at fighting the serious allegations that you are faced with. #criminaldefense  
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