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  • 5 Things to Remember if Your Child Gets Arrested

    In 2016 alone, there were over 9,000 arrests of children 18 years of age or younger in Alabama 1 . There is a perception that any offenses committed by someone under 18 is automatically adjudicated in juvenile court. However, there are exceptions to this, and many children younger than 18 are tried as adults: If the child was 14 or older at the time and the conduct would constitute a criminal ...
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  • How to Fix Incorrect Jail Credit

    With over 26,000 inmates housed in jails and prisons across Alabama, there will be errors or oversights in inmate records and documentation of their time served. If you or someone you know believe that a person’s jail credit may be incorrect, the attorneys at the Revill Law Firm have the experience and expertise to help. In the State of Alabama, there are very specific ways that an individual can ...
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  • Christmas & Child Custody: Encountering Your First Holidays After Divorce

    The Christmas and holiday season is something we all look forward to as a time we can see family, sometimes bringing people together across long distances or long periods of time between visits. However, for some families that are going through or have gone through a divorce, the holiday season can be stressful and sensitive, especially if it’s the first time starting a new visitation schedule. ...
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  • Can Anything Be Done To Change Someone's Sentence?

    When a criminal defendant is found guilty or pleads guilty, they are then sentenced by a judge, usually in a sentencing hearing. Family members and friends of someone convicted of a crime often don’t know what to do after sentencing if they are confused or concerned about the sentence. The attorneys at the Revill Law Firm are experienced with sentencing proceedings all across the state, and can ...
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  • How Can I Remove Charges From My Record?

    Have you or a family member ever struggled with criminal charges on your arrest record, even if those charges were dropped or you were never convicted? The Revill Law Firm regularly who struggle sometimes for years, with a criminal history hanging over their head when they may be eligible to have those charges removed, or expunged, from their record. In Alabama, certain criminal charges in certain ...
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    Accusations of fraud or theft are very common in Alabama. Our Birmingham criminal attorneys regularly represent clients in all manner of crimes related to the theft, attempted theft, or damage to property. Some of the most common charges we defend are: · Burglary · Forgery · Theft · Sale of Unregistered Securities · Identity Theft · Receiving Stolen Property · Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card Our ...
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  • The Right to "Stand Your Ground" in Alabama

    Under Alabama law, you may use physical force against another person in order to defend, not only yourself, but also to defend a third person, from what you reasonably believe to be the use or imminent use of unlawful physical force by that other person. In defending yourself, you may use a degree of force which you reasonably believe is necessary for that purpose. If you reasonably believe that ...
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  • Motion to Run Sentences Concurrent

    Motion to Run Sentences Concurrent A convicted Defendant or a Defendant who has pleaded guilty and has multiple charges that they are being sentenced under can have the sentences be served concurrently or consecutively. When the sentences are served concurrently, the Defendant will get credit on all his sentences at the same time. If a Defendant is sentenced to have multiple charges be served ...
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  • Parole Hearings and Applications

    Parole Hearings and Applications In the State of Alabama, the decision to release someone from jail early is done by the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles. They have a great deal of discretion in granting or denying prisoners parole. Generally, individuals can have an attorney apply them for early parole consideration after serving 5 years in Alabama Department of Corrections custody. Those who ...
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  • Birmingham Criminally Negligent Homicide Attorney

    Birmingham Criminally Negligent Homicide Attorney When one person kills another, but does so negligently, rather than recklessly or intentionally, they have committed criminally negligent homicide in Alabama. Our Alabama Murder attorneys have vast experience representing clients charged with criminally negligent homicide. The Alabama criminally negligent homicide statute can be found at § 13A-6-4 ...
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  • Immigration Visas

    Immigration Visas A visa is a document that gives permission to a citizen from another country permission to temporarily stay for a limited period of time. Generally, the type of visa that is issued is determined by the reason for travelling to the United States, and the type of visa is given an alpha numeric code, such as “A” or “K-1”. There are several different types of visas, but there is a ...
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  • New Alabama Law: Electronic Proof of Registration and Insurance

    New Alabama Law: Electronic Proof of Registration and Insurance Effective August 1, 2017, drivers of motor vehicles in Alabama will be allowed to show their proof of registration and insurance to law enforcement officers on their cell phones during a traffic stop. Almost every other state already has a similar statute in place. Alabama has had a law in existence for many years requiring every ...
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  • Probate and Estate Planning | Birmingham Estate Planning Lawyer

    Estate Planning and Probate Lawyer in Birmingham Handling Wills and Power of Attorney in Alabama If something were to happen to you today, would your family and friends be taken care of tomorrow? Planning your will may seem like a distant chore, but handling your affairs early and thoroughly will not only ensure your properties and funds are taken care of, but it can also save your loved ones from ...
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  • Defending Against Child Molestation Charges in Alabama

    Child Pornography, Molestation, Statutory Rape At the Revill Law Firm, we are aware of the serious issues involved with sex crimes involving children. Sex crime charges involving a child or minor—including statutory rape—can lead to devastating penalties in Alabama: The potential for a lifetime spent in prison; Criminal penalties that will follow you wherever you go; The prospect of paying out ...
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