Bayliss Ruling Creates Questions

Since the Supreme Court of Alabama has reversed the holding in Bayliss,it has raised some issues that the Court will most likely have to address in the near future.  The most obvious being how to deal with the fact that in Alabama the age of majority is 19.  This age is more than is required

According to the Houston County Sheriff’s Department, three men have been arrested and charged with the solicitation of children online for unlawful sex acts as part of an ongoing investigation by local investigators.  The most recent to be taken into custody was Douglas Scott Griffith, 38, of Pensacola Florida, who was charged with two felony

Michael Lee Graue, a top healthcare executive in Atlanta, was arrested by police in Geneva County on charges of child solicitation on May 2, 2014.  Officers apprehended Graue in Hartford late Friday night where police say he came to have sex with a 14-year-old girl that he met through an online dating website.  Graue has

Jeremy Cordarel McKenzie, 27, of Melondy Lane, was arrested by the Dothan Police department on May 2nd after officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 800 block of State Avenue. Investigators say that McKenzie forced his way into a relative’s home after the victim refused to let him in.  Once inside the home, McKenzie

The Ever Eroding 4th Amendment

In an opinion released by the U.S. Supreme Court on April 22, 2014, the Court furthered the erosion of the 4th Amendment.  In Prado Navarette v. California, the Court essentially said that it’s “OK” to pull over a vehicle based upon an anonymous tip and little else.  The Petitioner was pulled over after an anonymous

Police have officially charged two men with attempted murder after an Alabama Highway Patrol officer was wounded in a shootout on Saturday evening.  Zachary Taylor Wood, 23, and Dillon Scott Rafsky, 21, are in custody at Geneva County jail after shooting State Trooper Lee Phillips during a routine traffic stop at around 5:30 p.m. Authorities

Dothan Woman Charged with Robbery

The Dothan Police Department made a felony arrest after responding after responding to an assault complaint on April 8th at 900 Commons Drive.  Officers arrived at the scene to find that a loss prevention employee at Belk’s department store had attempted to stop an unknown female who left the store with merchandise that had not

Jerry Michael Summers, 46, has been arrested and charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty after beating two puppies with a baseball bat.  Summers was taken into custody over the weekend and is being held at the Henry County jail on $1,000 bail. Deputies arrested Summers after his girlfriend reported the crime to the Henry County Sheriff’s

Frederick McNab, a 52-year-old former Dothan attorney, finds himself back in trouble with authorities after allegedly stealing nearly $2 million from three different people.  McNab was arrested and charged last Friday with 14 felony counts of first-degree theft of property, one felony count of second-degree theft of property, and one misdemeanor count of third-degree theft

A brief armed robbery investigation by the Dothan Police Department officially concluded on Tuesday night with the arrest of three individuals.  According to Police Sergeant Maurice Eggleston, Johnathon Walker and Joshua Marsh were taken into custody around 11:00 p.m. and charged with first-degree armed robbery.  Demetrus Heath was arrested earlier in the day and also

Rodney Lynn Reese, 42, of Cowarts, is behind bars following a brief child solicitation investigation conducted by the Dothan Police Department.  According to a statement from Dothan Police Sergeant Maurice Eggleston, Reese has been charged with felony electronic solicitation of a child and been taken to the Houston County Jail. Investigators say on Tuesday March

What is Child Support?

In Alabama child support is governed by Rule 32 of the Alabama Rules of Judicial Administration. The last revision of the guidelines became effective on January 1, 2009. The main change made was an extension of the guidelines to cover gross monthly income amounts in excess of 10,000.00. Currently the guidelines are calculated to apply