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Understanding The Search Warrant

Unlike other countries, the U.S. Constitution contains specific language protecting all U.S. citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures. A law enforcement officer must first obtain a search warrant, signed by a judge or magistrate, before entering your property to look for evidence of a crime. The officer can then search any personal property, homes, papers,Read More

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DUI Diversion Program for Drunk Drivers in Alabama

A DUI diversion program is a way for you to stay out of jail in Alabama if you have been convicted of a DUI or driving under the influence. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), drunk driving is a serious offense in Alabama, where 246 people lost their lives in alcohol-impaired drivingRead More

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Will a DUI Affect My Ability to Drive a Boat, Snowmobile, or ATV?

Logically it would seem reasonable that repeated DUI convictions would impact your ability to operate other motorized vehicles such as a boat, snowmobile, or all-terrain vehicle (ATV). But this is not true in Alabama. DUI and Other Vehicles Safe vehicle operation does not apply just to automobiles. Operating a boat, an all-terrain vehicle (ATV), orRead More