Murder Sentencing Guidelines – Minimum to Maximum for Every State

Skip to State by State Overview of Murder Sentences The minimum and maxiumum sentence for murder varies depending on the jurisdiction and the specific degree or classification of the murder charge. In the United States, for example, minimum sentences can differ significantly among states and even within different degrees of murder (e.g., first-degree, second-degree, and … Read more

Alabama Hit and Run Laws

Under Alabama law, leaving the scene of an accident is a class C felony if anyone suffered injury or death. The punishment is up to ten years in prison and a fine. Quick take: Leaving the scene of an accident is a felony in Alabama. State law requires you to provide reasonable assistance to anyone … Read more

Alabama Sexting Laws

Alabama Sexting Laws

Is sending a dirty text illegal in the heart of Dixie? It can be if certain circumstances are met, and especially if it is to or from a minor. Quick take: Minor to minor sexting puts both parties at risk of possession and distribution of child porn charges. Registration into Alabama’s sex offender’s registry is … Read more

Dog Bite Laws Alabama

Dog bite laws as they apply to the state of Alabama

Alabama dog bite laws place responsibility for damages or injuries caused by a dog on the owner only if the victim was lawfully on the owner’s property at the time of the bite. What that means is if your dog bites the mail carrier, you may be liable to pay damages.  But if your dog … Read more

Alabama Whistleblower Laws

Whistleblower Laws as they apply to the state of Alabama

Summary of Alabama Whistleblower laws The state of Alabama is among the few states which follow the at-will employment doctrine. In addition, Alabama courts do not recognize the public policy exception law, which is a law that is a remedy to the at-will employment doctrine. This means an employer can dismiss an employee for any … Read more

Alabama Child Support Laws

We created this guide for parents on either spectrum so that you know your rights, obligations, and the factors that determine what you receive or what you have to pay in child support. If after reading this you have further questions and would like a free consultation, you can get a free case consultation from … Read more

Alabama Lemon Law – What are the Laws on Defective Vehicles in Alabama?

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Alabama lemon laws only cover self-propelled vehicles intended for personal use and operation on public highways. What does this mean and does it cover motor homes? Find out below. Quick take: Alabama lemon laws only cover vehicles below 10,000 pounds. Recreational vehicles, motorhomes and vehicles above that weight limit are protected under Magnuson Moss warranty … Read more

Alabama Statute of Limitations

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Statute of Limitations AL – Summary Alabama’s statute of limitations establishes a deadline before which civil cases – such as lawsuits – must be filed in the state. In relation to criminal charges, it also prevents prosecutors from charging an individual with a crime after a specified period of time has passed. The statutes of … Read more

Alabama Recording Laws

Alabama Recording Law

Alabama Recording Law Summary: Is Alabama a One-Party Consent State? Ala. Code § 13A-11-30 Alabama recording law stipulates that it is a one-party consent state. In Alabama, it is a criminal offense to use any device to record communications whether it’s wire, oral or electronic without the consent of at least one person taking part in the communication. However, … Read more