Recently, I drove about 300 miles round trip to attend traffic court in a rural Black Belt county in Alabama.
My client is a homeless veteran of the US Army. He served honorably, returned home and worked hard at a relatively low wage job, but unfortunately became involved with drugs and alcohol and his life went off the rails. During his decade long addiction, he got into a fair amount of minor trouble – traffic infractions mostly, including a misdemeanor DUI. He lost his job and became homeless. (more…)