Alabama Sentencing Enhancements in Criminal Case Sentencing In Alabama, criminal case sentencing may be enhanced under certain circumstances depending on the type of criminal case, the specific facts of the criminal case, and the application of statutory mandatory minimum criminal case sentences. As with any criminal case, only an experienced Alabama criminal defense attorney can […]


The Use of Modern Day Pen Registers and Trap & Trace Devices by Federal Law Enforcement is Rapidly Increasing The American Civil Liberties Union  has released recently obtained federal law enforcement records showing that the use of pen registers and trap & trace devices by federal agents has increased 60% from 2009 until 2011.  The ACLU […]

Alabama Burglary Charge Dismissed

Alabama Burglary Charges Dismissed – Burglary 2nd Degree – Jefferson County Circuit Cour Our client was accused of burglarizing a residential garage.  Based upon information provided by our client and tireless pretrial research on the facts and the eye witness who claimed that our client committed the burglary, we were able to seriously undermine the […]

Bradford Ladner Obtains Positive Outcome on Serious Sex Offense Case

Rape 1st Degree, Rape 2nd Degree, Sexual Abuse 1st Degree, Sexual Abuse 2nd Degree Jefferson County Criminal Circuit Court Client faced a potential sentence of not less than ten years and up to 99 years or life on serious sex offense charges involving complex DNA evidence and an underage victim.  Bradford Ladner attorneys all possible […]

Punishment: Sentences and Fines

Alabama Punishment:  Sentences and Fines In Alabama, crimes are divided into three general categories;  violations, misdemeanors, and felonies. VIOLATIONS Violations are the least severe of the three classifications of crimes.  Jail sentences are limited to a maximum of 30 days in the county jail.  Typically, a person charged with a violation receives a money fine […]

Drug Possession Dismissed Based on Mistaken Identity

Felony Possession of Drugs Shelby County District Court Our client was charges with drug possession that resulted from a traffic stop in Shelby County.  We were able to show the District Attorney that it was a case of mistaken identity.  A relative of our client had supplied the police with our clients name and vital […]


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 […]

Felony Burglary and Assault Charges Dismissed

Burglary 1st Degree, Felony Assault 2nd Degree Jefferson County Criminal Circuit Court Our client was charges with burglary 1st degree and felony assault.  Our investigation of the case revealed that the “victims” were in actuality two individuals who had earlier broken into our clients apartment.  All charges dismissed.  

Kidnapping Charges Dismissed

Kidnapping 2nd Degree – two counts;  Sexual Abuse 1st Degree – two counts Shelby County District Court Our client was accused of participating in a multiple victim kidnapping which involved sex abuse.  After diligent investigation by the firm, which included the use of a polygraph session, we were able to show that our client was […]