An Alabama police officer recently lost his job after he allegedly made a false report regarding a shooting. The officer is charged with discharging a firearm within city limits, false reporting, and criminal mischief. This is apparently not the first time he has been accused of making a false report or mishandling aspects of his job, but it does appear to be the first time he has been charged for violating criminal law.
A deadly boating accident on the Fourth of July resulted in police arresting a man who might have been intoxicated at the time. He is facing a number of criminal charges, which are boating under the influence, first-degree assault, second-degree assault and two counts for murder. Two people died and another five were seriously injured in the boating accident he is accused of causing.
A charge for resisting arrest may be confusing for some defendants. This type of charge is commonly associated with violent behavior or actions that are directly resisting an officer's orders. However, an individual may be accused of resisting arrest for a wide variety of seemingly benign behaviors. Here is what defendants in Alabama should know about criminal law and this type of charge.
Criminal charges can have serious, real-life consequences for defendants' personal and professional lives. Depending on a person's career, the individual could possibly end up losing his or her job even without a conviction. Others may face workplace penalties, such as administrative penalties and other forms of disciplinary actions. This is why dealing with criminal law matters in a prompt and vigorous manner can be extremely beneficial for many defendants.
It is no secret that criminal charges can lead to serious, lifelong consequences for defendants. Unfortunately, some individuals in Alabama end up facing charges because of the wrongful or even illegal actions of police officers. Defendants do not have to give up hope in these types of situations, as criminal law does have protections against things like unreasonable searches and seizures.
Police in Alabama recently arrested a man they say is connected to two different crimes. The man in question is facing several criminal charges, including first-degree kidnapping and first-degree burglary. In addition to his recent arrest, he reportedly also had several outstanding warrants.
Drunk driving charges are a serious matter in Alabama, but these allegations can be complicated by additional charges. For instance, if a person is accused of causing an accident while under the influence of alcohol, the accused may face additional criminal charges that have potentially severe consequences. This is apparently the case for an Alabama woman accused of causing a fatal accident.
It might not be uncommon to hear someone say that a dish is so delicious that it would make a person want to slap their grandmother. While this saying generally does not evoke actual violence, two Alabama residents apparently felt this strongly about the food served at an area buffet. A man and a woman involved in an alleged brawl at the restaurant were arrested and now face criminal charges.
Police in Alabama recently arrested a veterinary student who allegedly sent horses to slaughter after promising owners that she would care for the animals. Police were apparently made aware of the situation after owners filed complaints over the matter. The student has since posted bond and, according to reports, is continuing with her education despite the criminal charges.
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.