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Criminal defense: Alabama defensive lineman arrested

Police in Alabama recently arrested a young man on allegations of public intoxication. The defendant -- a defensive lineman for the University of Alabama football team -- had his bail set at $500, and at last update appeared to still be in police custody. In addition to the potential criminal consequences he faces, his position on the team, educational opportunities and employment options could also be adversely affected. Because of this, defendants in similar situations often focus on their criminal defense plans in a timely manner.

Even in Alabama, icy roads can present sliding hazards

Living in Alabama over the years may not have presented you with many opportunities to build snowmen or enjoy other snow-related activities. However, even in this southern state, winter weather can cause safety issues, especially when out on the road. Snow does not have to accumulate for roadways to become treacherous.

Family law: Do I need a new financial adviser after divorce?

Filing for divorce is about more than ending a romantic relationship. Alabama couples usually want a clean break physically, emotionally, and financially, which gives both parties the room to grow in their new, post-divorce lives. However, some couples may have a few connecting ties that they still need to sever before they can truly put this family law issue behind.

Criminal law: Utah lowers legal BAC to .05 percent

Drunk driving charges are a serious matter that can permanently alter the course of a person's future. In Alabama, a driver aged 21 or older can face criminal law charges if their blood-alcohol content is .08 percent or more. Hoping to lower the number of alcohol-related fatalities, another state is now lowering its legal BAC.

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