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 […]

EXPUNGEMENT LAW PASSES

2014 Alabama Expungement Bill Signed Into Law The Alabama Legislature passed an Alabama Expungement Bill this year and the bill was signed in to law on April 7, 2014.  The law will become effective on July 7, 2014.  We have been reporting in the past on unsuccessful attempts to get legislation passed allowing expungement of criminal […]

SEVERAL 2014 LEGISLATIVE BILLS SEEK TO AMEND ALABAMA CRIMINAL LAW

The 2014 Legislature Is Considering A Number Of Bills Affecting Alabama Criminal Law Increased Penalties for Gambling Crimes Under this proposed bill a number of gambling crimes, as defined in Alabama criminal law, which presently are considered class a misdemeanors will be amended to make the crimes class C felonies. The specific crimes included in […]

Advisory Opinion On Municipal Court Accountability

Advisory Opinion Holds Municipal Court Judges’ Accountable An advisory opinion regarding municipal court judge accountability was issued March 4, 2014 by the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission.  The advisory opinion addresses three questions regarding the level of accountability placed on municipal court judges in reference to supervision of court personnel and operations, particularly where they involve […]

Supreme Court Hears Federal Firearm Case Appeal

Federal Firearm Case Reversed Based On Incorrect Jury Instruction In Rosemond v. United States, Docket No. 12-895 the United States Supreme Court considered the proof required for a Federal firearm case under 18 U.S.C. § 924, which prohibits using or carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence or drug trafficking […]

2014 ACDLA DEATH PENALTY SEMINAR

ACDLA Holds 2014 Death Penalty Seminar Amber L. Ladner, this years President of the Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association presided over the 2014 ACDLA Death Penalty Seminar in Hoover, Alabama this past weekend.  ACDLA sponsors a yearly Continuing Legal Education Seminar for Alabama criminal defense lawyers focused on the defense of death penalty cases.  This […]

BRADFORD SPEAKS AT CRIMINAL DEFENSE / DEATH PENALTY SEMINAR

William Bradford Speaks At ACDLA Death Penalty Criminal Defense CLE William K. “Chip” Bradford of Bradford Ladner, LLP. was a featured speaker at a recent criminal defense seminar put on by the Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.  The ACDLA 2014 Death Penalty Seminar featured a number of speakers talking about current issues facing criminal defense […]

Felony Manslaughter Charge Settled for Misdemeanor

Amber Ladner Settles Manslaughter Charge For Misdemeanor Our client faced a potential twenty (20) year sentence on a manslaughter charge for the death of a child based upon alleged failure to seek medical care.  There was serious disagreement with the State regarding whether or not medical care was necessary.  There were other issues in the […]

Ladner Attends Sex Crimes Seminar

Amber Lader Attended The NACDL Sex Crimes Seminar In Savannah Georgia Representing ACDLA Amber Ladner attended the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Sex Crimes Seminar in Savannah Georgia this past week.  Ladner, the current President of the Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, attended in order to participate in a new special committee of NACDL […]