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What is Probable Cause, and How Does it Apply to a DUI Stop in Alabama

What is Probable Cause, and How Does it Apply to a DUI Stop in Alabama?

By Law Office of Ginger Poynter L.L.C. |

Being arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) can be a terrifying experience, and few drivers are prepared for what to do both during and after the event. Indeed, criminal law in Alabama is notoriously complex, and those unfamiliar with certain legal nuances may be jeopardizing their future. One such legal concept is the… Read More »

What is Expungement

What is Expungement?

By Law Office of Ginger Poynter L.L.C. |

If you live in Alabama and have less than a perfect record, you might be able to get your record expunged under the direction of a new state law. The Alabama Expungement Law was finalized in 2014 and gives certain rights back to those accused of crimes in Alabama. Here is what you need… Read More »

Distracted Driving and Teens on Alabama Roads

Distracted Driving and Teens on Alabama Roads

By Law Office of Ginger Poynter L.L.C. |

For many teens, driving is a first taste of freedom and a chance to demonstrate responsible behavior. Unfortunately, too many teenagers aren’t passing the test as the rates of distracted driving accidents continue to soar. According to an in-depth study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, nearly 6 in 10 moderate to severe teen… Read More »

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Alabama Parenting Plans

By Law Office of Ginger Poynter L.L.C. |

In an ideal world, parents who are going through a divorce in Mobile would agree on all aspects of child custody and would move through the process with little contention or disagreement. Indeed, while courts do have the authority to impose custody schedules on divorcing parents, this is never the desired path; instead, the… Read More »

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Plan Ahead to Protect Your Interests in a Divorce

By Law Office of Ginger Poynter L.L.C. |

Sometimes divorce comes as a complete shock to one spouse who had no idea the other spouse was even considering it. It can be difficult to prepare for the inevitable in this case. However, it’s more common to have an idea for months, if not years, that a divorce is imminent. Whether you are… Read More »

What is a DUI in Alabama

What Is a DUI in Alabama?

By Law Office of Ginger Poynter L.L.C. |

Each state in the nation has the autonomy to set its own DUI – driving under the influence – limits and penalties. In Alabama, the definition of driving under the influence is found in Section 32-5A-191 of Alabama code, as are the penalties for a DUI conviction. If you have been charged with a… Read More »

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Do I Have to Take a Breathalyzer in Alabama?

By Law Office of Ginger Poynter L.L.C. |

 Being pulled over by a police officer who requests that you submit to a breathalyzer test can be a nerve-racking experience, especially if you have indeed been drinking. If you are pulled over and asked to submit to a breathalyzer, you may be wondering what your legal rights are, whether or not you have… Read More »

Filing for a protective order in Alabama

What is a Restraining Order in Alabama?

By Law Office of Ginger Poynter L.L.C. |

A restraining order is a legal document in Alabama that orders one party to stay completely away from another party. Physical abuse, threats, harassment, and stalking behavior are the most common reasons for a court to issue a restraining order. Obtaining a restraining order is often necessary in a relationship that has become increasingly… Read More »

Grounds for Divorce in Alabama

What are Grounds for Divorce in Alabama?

By Law Office of Ginger Poynter L.L.C. |

When filing for divorce, there are a number of reasons why a marriage could be being dissolving. The complaint for divorce must have causes, or grounds, that are recognized in the state of Alabama. When you file and choose the grounds of your divorce, you must have enough proof in court that your marriage… Read More »

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What Should I Do If I’m Pulled Over for a DUI in Alabama?

By Law Office of Ginger Poynter L.L.C. |

Being stopped for driving under the influence (DUI) can be a scary and confusing experience. It’s important to know your rights as an Alabama motorist before you get behind the wheel, especially because of the consequences of a DUI conviction. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency constructed a table of DUI conviction penalties. This table shows… Read More »

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