2017 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE ON ALABAMA CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

2017 Proposed Legislation Regarding Alabama Criminal Law and Procedure  A number of bills have been introduced in the 2017 Alabama Legislative Session that relate to Alabama Criminal Law and Procedure. House Bill 12 – Mandatory Time for Certain Sex Offenses House Bill 12 provides that a person convicted of rape in the first degree, sodomy in […]

FEDERAL DRUG CHARGE DISMISSED IN MOBILE ALABAMA

Federal Drug Charge in Mobile Alabama Federal District Court Dismissed William K. “Chip” Bradford participated in a Federal drug charge appeal that led to the dismissal of all charges.  The client’s trial counsel had successfully argued a motion to suppress the evidence found when an Alabama State Trooper searched the client’s car after a routine […]

MOBILE COUNTY DRUG CHARGES DISMISSED

MOTION TO SUPPRESS GRANTED AND MOBILE COUNTY DRUG CHARGES DISMISSED A client’s Mobile County drug charges were dismissed with prejudice after Bradford Ladner successfully won a motion to suppress evidence illegally seized with a search warrant.  The client faced numerous drug charges and drug paraphrenalia charges after the Mobile City Police Drug Task Force executed […]

ALABAMA METHAMPHETAMINE CHARGE SETTLED FOR UNSUPERVISED PROBATION

Amber Ladner Obtains Probation for Client on Alabama Methamphetamine Charge Client charges with Alabama methamphetamine charge for methamphetamine manufacturing.  Because of the particular circumstances of the case, the client was facing a potential sentence of 10 years to life in prison.  While this particular case involved the alleged manufacture of methamphetamine, an Alabama drug manufacturing […]

DUI – ALABAMA LEVEL 3 COURT REFERRAL PROGRAM

ALABAMA LEVEL 3 COURT REFERRAL PROGRAM FOR DUI AND DRUG OFFENSES Alabama Level 3 court referral program is a referral to alcohol or drug treatment.  Most Alabama Level 3 court referrals are sent to a community mental health center for a full assessment utilizing the psychological criteria in the DSM IV-R.  After they are assessed, […]

DUI – LEVEL 2 COURT REFERRAL PROGRAM

ALABAMA COURT REFERRAL PROGRAM – LEVEL 2 Level 2 is designed for those defendants determined to have a problem or presumed to have a problem with alcohol or other drugs of abuse.  Level 2 consists of a minimum 24-hour interactional program.  You will be required to attend four mandatory self-help meetings prior to completing the […]

DUI – LEVEL 1 COURT REFERRAL PROGRAMS

COURT REFERRAL PROGRAMS IN ALABAMA Alabama has 29 local Court Referral Programs, over 100 certified Court Referral Officers, called “CROs, over 120 certified Instructors. Depending on the type of case you have, you may be required to complete a court referral program by the judge.  These programs are mandatory in certain cases such as driving […]

ALABAMA DRUG CHARGES

Bradford Ladner Handles Alabama Drug Charges Alabama Drug Charges, whether they are felony or misdemeanor Alabama drug charges are a serious matter and requires the assistance of an experienced Alabama criminal defense attorney. An Alabama drug charge conviction can lead to jail time, fines, court costs, mandatory drug treatment and the stigma of a criminal record that […]