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PRACTICE AREAS

HAZZARD LAW FIRM

Criminal Litigation

Criminal litigation refers to any trial that takes place in criminal court. Criminal litigation is different from civil litigation in that civil litigation involves a private lawsuit between two parties whereas criminal litigation is litigation involves a case by the state made against an individual.
 

DUI

In the state of Alabama, you can be charged with a DUI if you are caught behind the wheel with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher, even if your driving ability is not impaired. Alabama law states that if you are driving, you have given consent to submit to a chemical test for the purpose of determining the amount of alcohol in your blood.


Divorce

Alabama law dictates that divorce courts will allow couples to file for divorce under either no fault or fault grounds. If it’s proven that the spouses cannot live together because of incompatibility of temperament or there’s been an irretrievable breakdown in the marriage, a no fault divorce can be granted according to Alabama divorce law. Fault divorce can be granted if the following conditions apply: adultery, imprisonment, crimes against nature, physically and incurably unable to enter into the marriage, habitual drug or alcohol use, violence, insanity, voluntary abandonment.


Family Law

Under the umbrella of family law, the Hazzard Law firm can provide service in the following arenas: divorce, separation, child support, custody, family court, divorce court, collaborative law, deadbeat parent(s), pre-marital agreements.
 

Probate Issues

The Hazzard Law Firm handles probate and estate administration issues, such as succession, and can help to guide you through the various court processes, any debt payment that may be required in the name of the deceased, and property division and distribution according to the deceased’s estate plan.

Personal Injury

Personal injury law involves injury which is caused accidentally by someone else, responsibility is determined on an individual case basis. Negligent or reckless action may be the cause of the injury. In a personal injury case, the plaintiff’s injury or injuries must be caused by and be a foreseeable result of the defendant’s action.