Frequently Asked Legal Questions

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Our attorneys are constantly fielding questions from new clients. Some of these questions relate to the specific details of a case, while others are more general and focus on a practice area. To help answer these common questions relating to specific practice areas – we have created a Question & Answer (Q&A) video series. In this series – local attorney Russell Crumbley provides answers to frequently asked questions relating to criminal defense, DUI defense, divorce, family law, elder law, estate planning, personal injury, and more. Please find recent episodes of the Q&A series below - for more episodes, click here.

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What do I do if I've been arrested in Alabama?

Criminal Defense

A common question clients ask our criminal defense attorneys: "What do I do if I've been arrested?" In this short video - defense lawyer Russell Crumbley explains the process of an arrest and which steps you can take to help protect your interests in the event that you've recently been arrested.

What do I do if I've been arrested for DUI?

DUI Defense

Our DUI lawyers receive the question "What do I do if I'm arrested for DUI?" often. In this short video - attorney Russell Crumbley explains which steps you can take to help protect your interests in the event that you're arrested for DUI (whether alcohol or drug related) in North Alabama.

What do I do if I've been involved in an accident?

Personal Injury

We receive the question often from injury clients: "What do I do if I've been involved in an accident?" In this short video - lawyer Russell Crumbley explains how accidents are processed and which steps you can take to protect yourself in the event that you've recently been involved in an accident.

What do I do if my spouse has filed for divorce?

Divorce and Family Law

If your spouse has recently filed for divorce - it can be an overwhelming experience. In this short video - attorney Russell Crumbley explains the divorce process and details which steps to take in the event that your spouse has filed for divorce in Alabama.

How long does it take to settle a claim after an accident?

Personal Injury

If you or a loved one were recently injured in an accident - you could be wondering how long it will take to process your injury claim. In this short video - local attorney Russell Crumbley explains the details of processing an injury claim in Alabama.

How can I best protect my family's estate?

Elder Law and Estate Planning

Our elder law attorneys often receive this question from new clients: "How can I best protect my family's estate?" In this short video - attorney Russell Crumbley explains which steps your family can take to best protect your family's estate in Alabama.

What do I do if there's a warrant for my arrest?

Criminal Defense and DUI

If a warrant has recently been issued for your arrest - it could cause a great amount of stress for you and your family. In this short video - defense attorney Russell Crumbley explains which steps to take in the event that a warrant has been issued for your arrest.

Do I need a lawyer at an arraignment?

Criminal Defense and DUI

If you've been arrested - you will be required to appear in court an an "arraignment." In this short video - criminal defense attorney Russell Crumbley explains why it is important to have your lawyer present at your arraignment.

Should I blow into a breathalyzer?

DUI Defense

Our DUI clients are constantly posing the question: "If I'm accused of DUI, should I blow into the breathalyzer?" In this short video - DUI lawyer Russell Crumbley explains the process of a roadside breath test and whether or not you should blow into the breathalyzer.

Do I need a lawyer if I plan to plead guilty?

Criminal Defense and DUI

If you've recently been arrested and plan to plead guilty - you may be wondering if you need a defense attorney. In this short video - attorney Russell Crumbley details the benefits of having a criminal lawyer in court with you - even if you plan to plead guilty.

How do I handle medical bills before my case is settled?

Personal Injury

If you've recently been injured in an accident - you may be wondering how to handle medical bills that you've received before your case is settled. In this short video - attorney Russell Crumbley explains how medical bills are handled after an accident.

What if I've been involved in an accident and have no money for legal fees?

Personal Injury

What if I'm injured in an accident and don't have money for legal fees? In this short video - attorney Russell Crumbley explains why personal injury attorneys take injury cases on a contingency fee basis.

What if I've already taken steps to settle an insurance claim?

Personal Injury

If you've been injured in an accident - and have recently taken steps to settle an insurance claim - schedule a consultation with a lawyer. In this short video - attorney Russell Crumbley explains how insurance companies process injury claims and details which steps you can take to protect your case.

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Our law firm has 100+ years' combined legal experience handling cases in North Alabama relating to criminal defense, DUI defense, divorce, personal injury, family law, elder law, and more. We offer free phone and office consultations for all defense, DUI, and injury related cases.

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