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What can I do with a Marijuana charge?

You can seek a diversion program and and DISMISSAL. You do NOT want to be convicted of misdemeanor possession because (1) if affects future job prospects, (2) if you are an Alabama resident you lose your license and (3) the next marijuana arrest is automatically a felony charge. Please don’t tell us about your medical

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How does a DUI charge affect me?

In Alabama you can lose your license 2 ways. Administrative Suspension and CONVICTION. If you have an out of state license you are not subject to Alabama’s administrative suspension as YOUR state owns your license. If you get a DUI you need a lawyer to get you a DIVERSION, and if you are between 18

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What is something that re-occurs in your law practice with students?

Students that “smoke” in their dorm rooms. I get cases like that every year. DO NOT SMOKE IN YOUR DORM ROOM! Everybody can smell it. Do NOT smoke at Manderson Landing. DO NOT smoke at your apartment if there is a crack under your front door. The smoke WILL seep out the door. Many times

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Can I file an expungement case on a Youthful Offender Plea?

Depends. Did you PLEAD GUILTY to being a Youthful Offender? If so, you CANNOT EXPUNGE A YO PLEA at this time (11-9-2018) in Alabama!! If you did a diversion program and your case was DISMISSED, then you can apply for an Expungement. THERE IS A DIFFERENCE IN PLEADING GUILTY TO YO AND GETTING YOUR CASE

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Should I just plead to Youthful Offender in Tuscaloosa Municipal Court?

NO! You should NOT just plead to Youthful Offender (YO) in Tuscaloosa Municipal Court. I was there the other day and saw students plead “YO” to MIP (Minor In Possession) and Improper ID cases. I understand you don’t want your parents to know and may not want to hire an attorney. And “YES”, the court

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