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Don't let DUI ruin summer in Alabama

If you're a college student home on break, you're likely one of many who looked forward to kicking back and stepping away from the books all year. Alabama summers overflow with opportunities for having good times with friends and family. From sporting events and festivals to water recreation and more, there's plenty to do and much to see, especially for those who love the outdoors. It's not uncommon for summer picnics, parties and other special events to include alcoholic beverages.

Those of legal drinking age are free to imbibe, provided their location at the time does not prohibit it. As always, every person drinking alcohol is obligated to make responsible choices (especially where driving is concerned) to keep themselves and others with whom they come in contact, safe. Getting pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol is one quick means for bringing summer fun to an abrupt halt.

Criminal law: Alabama man likely looking into defense options

Facing criminal charges can pose a significant issue for anyone. In many cases, charges could come with hefty consequences if a conviction for the allegations takes place in a court of law. Therefore, individuals who have been accused of illegal activity may wish to explore their defense options and obtain other information relating to their criminal law concerns.

One man in Alabama may soon be hoping to find the right legal path for himself after recently being taken into custody. Reports indicated that the man was traveling on a motorcycle when police attempted to pull him over for speeding. However, the man allegedly did not stop for officers. He reportedly wrecked his motorcycle and did not remain at the scene. He was later located by a police tracking dog.

Family law: Father's custody approach may inspire Alabama parents

Going through divorce often offers many complications. Even after the process ends, parties can still have many family law issues to contend with, especially if children are involved. However, some Alabama residents may be able to make the most of their situations and have amicable outcomes that allow them to co-parent effectively for the sake of their children.

It was recently reported that one man from another state utilized such an approach after his divorce. Apparently, the man had made a Facebook post discussing how he helps his children make breakfast for and get gifts for their mother on her birthday, even though he and the mother are no longer married. He believes that this approach allows him to set an example for his kids and present a positive image for how relationships should be approached.

Sentiments for family law issues may not always bring comfort

Because getting divorced can be an emotional roller coaster, Alabama residents often hope to find some sort of comfort during the process. Unfortunately, many people who hope to offer that comfort may not always know the best sentiment to express. As a result, the person facing family law issues may not feel better about his or her situation.

Some parties may think that pointing out the lack of an issue that could have made the situation worse will make an individual feel better. For instance, some people may state that it is good that the divorce occurred before the couple had children. While it may be true that not facing child custody proceedings may make the legal aspect easier, the divorcing couple may have had hopes for children one day, and having their lack of kids pointed out may not have the intended effect.

Fatal car accident kills 2 in Alabama

The outcome of any car crash certainly depends on the specific circumstances of the incident. Unfortunately, many people are negatively affected by such events every day, and it is not unusual for a car accident to result in injuries or fatalities. These outcomes can complicate a situation, and many individuals may face a number of hardships in the aftermath of a crash.

It was recently reported that a fatal event took place in Alabama. Apparently, the incident involved only one vehicle that had two individuals inside. According to reports, the car failed to remain on the roadway, and as a result, it crashed into a tree. The vehicle then caught fire. It was noted that the incident occurred a little after 9 a.m.

When life throws a curve ball on your way to a baseball game

As an Alabama baseball parent, you understand how stressful it can be to get through a typical season and keep up with daily life responsibilities as well. Midway through the schedule, you likely feel stressed, perhaps even wondering how you'll survive. It seems impossible to continue juggling work, school, household chores, family life and baseball, but you ultimately decide it's worth it when you see the joy on your child's face as he or she steps onto the pitcher's mound or bats a triple.

When it comes to actually driving to and from baseball events, you know all-too-well how busy Auburn roadways can be. Although you always try your best to stay alert and aware of surrounding traffic patterns, there's little you can do about another motorist's actions behind the wheel. You can, however, educate yourself on what to do following an accident and have a set plan for where to turn for support when a problem arises.

Woman arrested on drug charges in Alabama

Mistakes are often made throughout life. Some individuals' errors in judgment may seem more serious than others, and in a number of those instances, parties can end up facing criminal charges. However, drug charges and other allegations do not necessarily mean that a person will face immediate punishment. An accused party does have the right to create and present a criminal defense.

One woman in Alabama may be exploring her defense routes after recently being taken into custody. Reports stated that the woman's vehicle was stopped by police for an undisclosed reason. After stopping the vehicle, police reportedly conducted a search of the car, but it was unclear what may have warranted this search. Nonetheless, police allegedly found a drug known as ICE, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Family law: Property division may cause concern in Alabama

Most Alabama residents have likely heard at least one newlywed person claim that his or her property is now the spouse's property as well. While this idea may seem pleasant in theory, some individuals may feel less inclined to share property if they end up facing family law issues. Property division is one area of divorce that can often cause people grief.

Though parties may throw out the notion of "what's yours is mine and mine is yours" when the relationship comes to an end, actually dividing property may not be a simple task. Divorcing individuals may want to understand what may be considered marital property as those assets will end up being divided as fairly as possible. Most assets acquired after marriage are typically considered marital property as well as separate assets that have been commingled with shared funds.

Personal injury law: Fatal Alabama crash may warrant legal claim

Fatal car accidents are unfortunate events that claim the lives of too many individuals. Sometimes, these incidents could have been prevented if a driver had simply taken the time to review his or her surroundings or refrained from participating in distracting activities. Sadly, even if a crash could have been prevented, it is often too late for drivers to take back their detrimental actions, and families may be left looking into personal injury law information.

One family in Alabama may be hoping to become more knowledgeable on their legal options after a recent fatal crash. Reports stated that two vehicles and at least three individuals were involved in the incident. Apparently, a 37-year-old man crashed his vehicle into another car driven by a 22-year-old woman. Additional details on the event were not given.

Bill calls for death penalty decisions to be made only by Alabama juries

Over the last few weeks, the majority of the discussion concerning capital punishment here in the U.S. has rightly focused on the state of Arkansas, which executed four inmates in just eight days.

Indeed, the coverage has been so comprehensive that a major development concerning capital punishment here in Alabama has been overlooked to a considerable degree.

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