Friday, January 6, 2012

Some of our recent activity - New Federal Lawsuit filed

We were extremely busy in the fall quarter of 2011 and that spilled over into early 2012.

Last month, we filed a Federal lawsuit on behalf of a Montevallo Pastor who had warrants for his arrest and was listed on Shelby County's Most Wanted list because he was falsely accused of selling drugs. These warrants were based on bad information which was never corroborated. We generally believe it is not a wise idea to comment about pending litigation, but you can read about the lawsuit in various news reports around the state and several blogs have covered this story.

Our criminal defense practice has been extremely active as well as we have taken on a number of new clients charged with serious offenses. Regardless of whether someone feels an offense is "serious", it is always a wise idea to consult with an attorney. Many factors determine the potential penalties and fines. Although a Defendant may not end up with any jail time in a case they could be fined several thousand dollars for traffic offenses which puts an enormous strain on household finances. Simply discussing this situation with an attorney can help alleviate those worries.

We will check back in soon. Feel free to contact us with any general questions or more specific.