The Criminal Law Process and You, Part 4

During trial, once the state rests its case, the defendant is able to ask the court to throw the case out because the state has not met its burden of proof. If the case is not thrown out, the defense is then allowed to present its case.

The Criminal Law Process and You, Part 3

If the crime in question is a felony and no plea has been entered during the preliminary process, then the case will proceed to trial. This can be the most important time for defendants because it is when they are able to formulate a defense.

Can I Sue For A Violation of My Civil Rights?

John E. Lawes, Esq There are several ways in which a person may proceed with a lawsuit if they feel that their civil rights have been violated.  Federal law creates private causes of action for various infringements on civil rights.  Some apply to private entities while others prohibit actions by government officials.  The following is […]

What is a Class Action?

John E. Lawes, Esq It may happen that one day you receive a small postcard or letter in the mail stating that you may be able to recover for some lawsuit that you may not have even heard about.  These notices are may be a part of the often misunderstood area of the law known […]

What is premise liability?

John E. Lawes, Esq In Alabama property owners have a responsibility to maintain their property in a manner that makes it reasonably safe for the public, including a duty to warn the public in certain circumstances. Premise liability refers to the type of claim available to a person who has been injured as a result […]