THE ALABAMA REDEEMER ACT

New Alabama Expungement Law Passes

Allows Expungement of Felony and Misdemeanor Convictions

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NEW ALABAMA ATTORNEY – MEREDITH K. MAITREJEAN JOINS FIRM

Bradford Ladner LLP is proud to announce that Meredith K. Maitrejean has joined the firm as our newest Alabama Attorney.  Meredith came to us after taking the Alabama Bar Exam this past July.  She worked with us as a law clerk while she waited on the announcement of the Bar Exam results.  We are thrilled […]

AMBER LADNER NAMED AS ONE OF BIRMINGHAM TOP WOMEN LAWYERS

B-Metro Magazine Lists Ladner On Birmingham Top Women Lawyers List B-Metro has released its 2015 list of Birmingham Top Women Lawyers in a recent publication.  Bradford Ladner LLP is proud to say that Amber Ladner was included in the publication as a top women lawyer in Alabama for 2015.  Ladner is delighted to take her […]

COMMENTS ON ASHLEY MADISON, ADULTERY, AND ALABAMA DIVORCES

Bradford Comments On Impact Of Ashley Madison Info Release On Alabama Divorces The firm was recently contacted by a reporter from The International Business Times in the UK   about Alabama divorces and impact of the release of information hacked from Ashley Madison.    Interestingly enough, Alabama  had the highest rates of credit card use […]

Bradford Ladner LLP Wins Reversal In Civil Appeal Over Divorce Agreement

Circuit Court Reversed in Civil Appeal Concerning Annuity Benefits After Divorce William K. “Chip” Bradford was successful in civil appeal that reversed the circuit court’s judgment awarding insurance annuity benefits to the son of the deceased instead of the ex-spouse who was still listed as beneficiary.  In this civil appeal case, the former wife died two […]

Successful Appeal of Divorce Modification Case

Ruling Declared Void for Lack of Jurisdiction In Divorce Modification Appeal William K. “Chip” Bradford obtained a favorable resolution in a divorce modification appeal, where the appeals court voided a Circuit Court’s decree modifying a prior divorce decree regarding child support.  In this appeal, the parties had originally divorced in Hawaii while they were both stationed there […]

Email Evidence Admissibility

Alabama Court of Civil Appeals Joins Court of Criminal Appeals On Authentification of Email Evidence As posted earlier this year on our Appellate Law Webpage, the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals issued an opinion addressing the admission of email evidence at trial.  This  week the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals adopted the holding of the […]

Prison Reform Bill Introduced In Alabama Legislature

Prison Reform Bill Reviewed By Senate Judiciary Committee A prison reform bill was introduced in the Alabama Senate  late last month. A large portion of the proposed legislation is aimed at diverting offenders charged with drug offenses and low level property crimes away from prison and into supervised probation programs and community corrections. The Alabama […]

Not Guilty In Altered Firearm Case

Client Found Not Guilty On Firearm Charge Amber Ladner and William “Chip” Bradford obtained a not guilty verdict last week on an altered firearm case in Jefferson County Circuit Court.   Our client had been charged with being in possession of an altered firearm. The State alleged that the firearm involved in the case was […]

Bradford Receives Alabama Criminal Defense President’s Award

The Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Presents President’s Award William K. “Chip” Bradford was honored by the Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (ACDLA) at its recent Death Penalty Seminar.  The Association presented Bradford with its President’s Award for his outstanding contributions to the organization last year.  Bradford is a Birmingham Alabama attorney practicing criminal defense and […]

New Decision Addresses Authentication of Email Evidence

Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals Decision Sets Out Requirements For Authenticating E-mail Evidence In a decision announced November 21, 2014 by the Alabama Court Of Criminal Appeals, the appellate court set out for the first time the evidentiary requirements for the admission of email evidence in an Alabama criminal trial. In Culp v. State ____ […]

Birmingham Municipal Court Amnesty for Tickets

Birmingham Municipal Courts Offers Amnesty For Food As reported on AL.COM, the City of Birmingham and the Birmingham Municipal Court is now offering amnesty for parking tickets for those who donate canned goods.  The donations will be accepted now through Jan. 30, 2015, as part of the court’s new program, “Operation Feed My Friends, Forgive […]

Birmingham Alabama Divorce Rate

The Birmingham Alabama Divorce Rate Earns The City #33 On Top 50 Divorce Cities List As reported by the Daily Beast, the Birmingham Alabama divorce rate is the 33rd on the list of the to 50 cities for divorce in the country.  The report considered two factors; the number of divorces filed and the percent […]

ALABAMA SENTENCING GUIDELINES APPLY TO SENTENCING IN PRE-GUIDELINES CASE

The Alabama Sentencing Guidelines Apply to Any Sentencing After October 1, 2013 In an October 3, 2014 decision from the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, the Court of Appeals held that the Alabama Sentencing Guidelines applied to cases where the offense was committed prior to the effective date of the presumptive guidelines, but where the […]

Alabama Criminal Sentencing – Coterminous Time

Alabama Criminal Appeals Decision Says No Coterminous Time In Alabama Criminal Sentencing The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals held that Alabama criminal sentencing under the Alabama Code does not include a grant of authority to a trial court to run sentences coterminously.  In Carroll V. Alabama Department of Corrections, released October 3, 2014, the Alabama […]

ALABAMA EXPUNGEMENT GRANTED

Petition For Alabama Expungement Granted Bradford Ladner LLP is happy to say that we have been successful in obtaining relief for our client under the Alabama Expungement Law.  Our client was charged a number of years ago with a misdemeanor theft charge in a local municipal court.  The client successfully completed a deferred prosecution program […]

MOUNTAIN BROOK CITY COURT

Information On Mountain Brook Municipal Court  Mountain Brook City Court handles violations of city ordinances and misdemeanor criminal cases that occur within the police jurisdiction of the Mountain Brook Police Department.  fines in City Court can be up to $6,000.00 and jail sentences may be up to one year depending on the Class of Misdemeanor […]

CITY COURTS IN JEFFERSON COUNTY / BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA

DIRECTORY OF CITY COURTS IN THE BIRMINGHAM / JEFFERSON COUNTY AREA MOUNTAIN BROOK MUNICIPAL COURT

Sex Abuse Case Dismissed

Bradford Ladner Attorney Amber Ladner Successful In Getting Sex Abuse Case Dismissed Our client was charged with sex abuse based upon allegations from a stepchild and faced severe penalties including almost certain imprisonment.  The sex abuse case was ongoing for a number of years.  Bradford Ladner was associated on the case by a prominent South […]

Can I Go To Drug Court? – Alabama Drug Courts

Alabama Drug Courts Are A Viable Option When Facing A Drug Possession Charge What are Drug Courts? Drug Courts are an alternative to the traditional criminal prosecution in a criminal court. Drug Court involves intensive treatment and drug education as an alternative to jail time, and is used to assist defendants in coping with their […]

ALABAMA EXPUNGEMENT PETITION – FACTORS CONSIDERED BY COURT

The Court Must Consider Certain Factors When Ruling On Alabama Expungement Petition The factors that the court must consider in ruling on your Alabama expungement petition are set out in the Alabama Code as part of the new expungement law.  The factors can be found at Alabama Code § 15-27-5.  The factors are as follows: Nature […]