The next episode of the Mo Show Live will air Wednesday, May 15th at 3:00 PM Central Time and will feature Beau Cowan who frequently speaks on his personal story with cerebral palsy and what others can do to raise awareness and help. Morris and Beau will be discussing what it’s like living with cerebral palsy, why Beau is so passionate about sharing his story and how he has overcome disadvantages to get to where he is today.
A new bill seeking to reduce penalties for simple marijuana possession took its first step through the legislature on April 17th by an 11-0 vote in the state Senate Judiciary Committee. This could mean significant reform for the way personal amounts of marijuana are charged, prosecuted, and sentenced.
Current Alabama law divides marijuana possession into two categories: first- and second- degree. Possession of any amount for personal use is a second-degree conviction and a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by not more than one year in jail and a fine not more than $6,000. A first-degree conviction is a Class C felony carrying a punishment of not less than one year and not more than ten years in jail, for any amount and for any purpose other than personal use. First-degree possession also includes any subsequent charges for personal use after the defendant has been previously convicted of misdemeanor second-degree possession.
The next episode of the Mo Show Live will air Wednesday, March 6th at 3:00 PM Central Time and will feature Alabama State Trooper Curtis Summerville. Morris and Trooper Summerville will be discussing distracted driving, the graduated driver’s license system, safe driving habits for teens, and more.
Trooper Curtis Summerville is the Public Information and Education Officer with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. He serves as the liaison for the State Police and the media and to provide presentations to the public regarding traffic safety, alcohol, drugs, and other law enforcement related topics. He has been a State Trooper for over 27 years and works out of the Huntsville Post. Trooper Summerville is from Eutaw, AL where he graduated from Paramount High School in 1982. He attended Alabama A & M University and Athens State University where he received a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. He also is a Graduate of The Alabama Military Academy and was commissioned as an Officer in 1996. He served in Operation Enduring Freedom from 2002 – 2004 in Afghanistan as a member of the Alabama National Guard. [Read more…] about Mo Show Live with Alabama State Trooper Curtis Summerville
Earlier this year, an Alabama high school basketball star sued the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) over her one-season suspension imposed for receiving improper monetary payments. However, this is not a story of illicit or illegal money being paid by corrupt coaching assistants like we have seen in the FBI investigation of “pay for play” schemes in college basketball. Instead, this seems to be a perfect storm of innocent mistakes that may cost Ms. Maori Davenport an opportunity to play out her senior year. AL.com has done a terrific job in covering the story, which you can read about here.
Ms. Maori Davenport is an exceptional basketball player at Charles Henderson High School in Troy, Alabama. She has signed to play with Rutgers next year. In the summer of 2018, Maori played for the U18 Team USA basketball team in an international tournament in Mexico City. That November, Maori received a check from USA basketball for $857.20 for her participation in the tournament. The amateurism rule in the AHSAA handbook prohibits high school players from being paid in this way, and the punishment is a mandatory one-season suspension. The Executive Director of the AHSAA, Steve Savarese, has stated that he has no discretion to issue a less severe punishment.
If your phone rings today, chances are, it’s probably spam. New research suggests you’ll get more than one robocall inthe next 24 hours. If you do decide to pick up, you’ll more than likely be greeted by a familiar computerized voice playing a pre-recorded message. These automated calls, which can end up in your voicemail box, usually contain official-sounding, personal, and even alarming instructions. Watch out, because often, these spam calls claim to be a company, insurer, or bank you do business with. You’ve probably noticed you’re getting way more of these spam calls now than at any time in recent years — a trend that will unfortunately continue. A new report from the telecommunications firm First Orion says that by next year, half of the mobile phone calls we get will be spam.
Join Martinson & Beason, PC attorneys Will Pylant and Morris Lilienthal for a discussion on small business law, formation, governance and succession on Thursday November 1st at 5:30 PM (CST). Through an interactive question and answer format, Morris and Will will be discussing what to expect in forming a small business, which business entity is right for you, and how your business will pass to your heirs. Get your corporate law questions answered as Morris and Will will be seeking questions from viewers.
If you are thinking about starting a business, you may be asking what is required and what is the process like? How much does it cost and how long does it take? By knowing the legal ramifications in starting a small business, you can increase your chances of success.
While no one enters a business relationship with the expectation of a future dispute between co-owners, the reality is a buy-sell agreement and other precautions can prevent controversies from occurring. It’s also important for small business owners to anticipate their potential legal and tax liability and plan accordingly.