THE ALABAMA REDEEMER ACT

New Alabama Expungement Law Passes

Allows Expungement of Felony and Misdemeanor Convictions

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GETTING AN ALABAMA PARDON: FAQS

ALABAMA PARDONS ARE ADMINISTERED BY THE ALABAMA BUREAU OF PARDONS AND PAROLES The following facts will answer many common questions about getting an Alabama Pardon: WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR APPLYING FOR A PARDON IN ALABAMA? A person can apply for a pardon in Alabama if they have either completed his or her sentence or have […]

ALABAMA REDEEMER ACT / NEW ALABAMA EXPUNGEMENT LAW

The Alabama Redeemer Act is the newly passed Alabama expungement law. The Alabama Redeemer Act was signed into law on April 23, 2021, and becomes effective July 1, 2021. Under the new law, certain felony and misdemeanor convictions can now be expunged depending on the circumstances. This is a major shift from the prior expungement […]

SEARCH WARRANT APPEAL WIN

BRADFORD LADNER LLP WINS SEARCH WARRANT APPEAL WITH COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS UPHOLDING GRANT OF MOTION TO SUPPRESS ILLEGALLY SEIZED EVIDENCE Bradford Ladner wins search warrant appeal in the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals. We successfully defended the trial court’s decision to grant a motion to suppress evidence that was illegally seized when a search […]

LIFE SENTENCE REVERSED ON DRUG TRAFFICKING APPEAL

Court of Criminal Appeals holds drug dog sniff violates 4th Amendment Recent Court of Criminal Appeals decision reversed Bradford Ladner’s client’s life sentence for drug trafficking, holding the trial court made the wrong ruling when it denied a motion to suppress evidence from a search warrant.  Officers of the Mobile Police Department used a drug […]

COMPASSIONATE RELEASE FROM FEDERAL PRISON – COVID-19

Can I Get Compassionate Release From The Bureau Of Prisons? Compassionate Release is a way to get relief from the crisis posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and its threat to federal bureau of prison inmates. The statistics are alarming. Federal prisons can be a breeding ground for COVID-19. For example, the Federal Correctional Institution Lompac […]

COVID-19 / CORONOVIRUS UPDATE

Temporary COVID-19 / Coronavirus Changes to Office Procedure Etc. As you are aware, the current pandemic has created a host of issues affecting our clients and the courts. In an effort to keep our clients and potential clients abreast of how Bradford Ladner LLP is handling matters during this health crisis, we offer the following […]

BRADFORD LADNER WINS FEDERAL FORFEITURE CASE

William K. Bradford won a federal forfeiture case for the return of over a quarter of a million dollars to the client. The case involved nearly $300,000 dollars seized by the Government from a bank account belonging to our client, Minjuan Jiang. The victory came after a five day federal forfeiture trial in federal court […]

BILL WOULD FORBID USE OF ACQUITTED CONDUCT IN FEDERAL CRIMINAL SENTENCING

U. S. Senators Dick Durbin and Chuck Grassley have proposed bill to prohibit federal criminal sentencing based on acquitted conduct. The Senators have introduced the Prohibiting Punishment of Acquitted Conduct Act of 2019. The Act would end the practice of judges increasing federal criminal sentencing based on conduct for which a defendant has been acquitted […]

APPEAL WAIVERS IN FEDERAL CRIMINAL CASES EXAMINED BY SUPREME COURT

Supreme Court Hears Argument on Appeal Waivers in Federal Criminal Cases The United States Supreme Court heard oral argument last week in a case concerning appeal waivers in Federal criminal cases.  The appeal involves a claim of ineffective assistance of counsel based on an attorney failing to file an appeal when requested to do so […]

Marijuana Possession Charge Dismissed

Bradford Ladner has successfully obtained the dismissal of a marijuana possession charge for our client in Mobile County Alabama Circuit Court. Our client was initially charged with possession of marijuana as a result of the police serving a search warrant on her apartment. During the search of the apartment the police discovered marijuana and our […]

BRADFORD LADNER LLP OPENS MOBILE ALABAMA OFFICE

William K. “Chip” Bradford and Amber L. Ladner are proud to announce the opening of an office in Mobile, Alabama.  This new office will allow us to better serve clients in the Mobile and Baldwin County area.  The Mobile office is located in the historical Fort Conde area of downtown Mobile.   The address of […]

BRADFORD NAMED AMONG BIRMINGHAM TOP LAWYERS

B Metro Magazine Names Bradford Among Birmingham Top Lawyers The March 2016 edition of B Metro Magazine  compiled a list of Birmingham Top Lawyers for 2016 based on a survey of local attorneys as well as a review of attorney listings and rankings according to AVVO.  William K. “Chip” Bradford was named among those chosen […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]