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State of Alabama v. John Michael Turner

He was represented by the Mobile Public Defender’s office and was convicted by a jury of a lesser included charge on an indictment that the court lacked the jurisdiction to affirm the conviction and sentence based upon  a statute of limitations time bar. The prosecutors office took more than 2 years to indict then dismissed the original indictment prior to trial and reindicted the cases due the prosecutors error in the grand jury in the first indictment. The prosecutor was without supporting case law or statutory law for argument in opposition to the motion to vacate the conviction and sentence.

Mr. Turner’s conviction and sentence were vacated this afternoon.
Some people believe that the system is broken and many people are railroaded. In this case the court heard argument from new counsel after the public defender withdrew. Based on argument, statutory law and case law a serious miscarriage of justice was avoided.

Christine Hernandez was appellate counsel on this case and made oral argument in court following extensive briefing.
Congratulations to Mr Turner on his acquittal!


A prominent Mobile lawyer did not commit criminal contempt when she served a subpoena to another attorney during a break in a murder trial last year, an Alabama appeals court ruled Friday.

Mobile lawyer’s contempt citation for serving subpoena during murder trial reversed – you can learn more below:

https://www.al.com/news/mobile/2022/10/mobile-lawyers-contempt-citation-for-serving-subpoena-during-murder-trial-reversed.html

https://www.fox10tv.com/2022/10/07/alabama-appeals-court-reverses-mobile-lawyers-contempt-citation/

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Attorney Christine C. Hernandez is currently handling this case on appeal

ALABAMA MAN SENTENCED FOR STRANGLING MOTHER TO DEATH BEACAUSE HE WAS UPSET SHE SPENT INHERITANCE

https://truecrimedaily.com/2022/08/09/alabama-mobile-man-sentenced-strangling-mother-to-death-clarke-raines/


INVESTIGATION INTO USA FACULTY’S ‘RACIALLY INSENSITIVE’ COSTUMES CONCLUDED

https://www.wkrg.com/mobile-county/investigation-into-usa-facultys-racially-insensitive-costumes-concluded/


4 OUT OF 6 MURDER SUSPECTS GRANTED BOND

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INVESTIGATION INTO USA FACULTY’S ‘RACIALLY INSENSITIVE’ COSTUMES CONCLUDED

https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2658614297481/investigation-into-usa-faculty-s-racially-insensitive-costumes-concluded?noAds=1&_f=app_share&s=i3


SUSPECT IN DRAMATIC MAYSVILLE ARREST IDENTIFIED

https://equalizingjustice.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/local-suspect-in-dramatic-maysville-arrest-identified.pdf


BODY CAMERAS ON OFFICERS ENSURE TRANSPARENCY BETWEEN OFFICERS AND CITIZEN INTERACTIONS. ABSENT VIDEO FOOTAGE THERE IS SIMPLY A SWEARING MATCH BETWEEN WITNESSES. OFFICERS TESTIMONY SHOULD NOT CARRY MORE WEIGHT THAN THE CITIZEN’S TESTIMONY.

https://www.newsbreakapp.com/n/0YaE0z4J?pd=03hRk8DC&lang=en_US&s=i0


4 DEFENDANTS IN RANDLETT DRIVE ROBBERY-TURNED-MURDER CASE PLEAD NOT GUILTY

https://www.fox10tv.com/news/mobile_county/4-defendants-in-randlett-drive-robbery-turned-murder-case-plead-not-guilty/article_bf52e6a4-6b0f-11eb-a60c-cbbc002c02c0.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=user-share


AG: ALABAMA COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS AFFIRMED THE CONVICTION IN THE MURDER OF KE’LEI MORRIS

https://www.fox10tv.com/news/mobile_county/ag-alabama-court-of-criminal-appeals-affirmed-the-conviction-in-the-murder-of-kelei-morris/article_2e4ca56a-67f8-11eb-87a1-fb60bde7fb88.html


PROSECUTORS: SIX PEOPLE INVOLVED IN MOBILE FATAL SHOOTING

https://www.fox10tv.com/news/mobile_county/prosecutors-six-people-involved-in-mobile-fatal-shooting/article_b3877900-6580-11eb-b7e0-bb5ab2e09d12.html


BOND SET AT $150,000 FOR ARGYLE ROAD MURDER SUSPECT

Local case, the defendant is represented by owner and founding attorney, Christine Hernandez.

https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2057337628414/irvington-man-charged-with-murder-after-deputies-say-she-shot-a-man-breaking-into-car?s=oldSite&ss=i3 


THIRD ARREST MADE IN 2017 MOBILE DOUBLE HOMICIDE

Prominent local case in which defendant is represented by founding attorney, Christine Hernandez.

https://www.wkrg.com/mobile-county/third-arrest-made-in-2018-mobile-double-homicide/


3RD SUSPECT ARRESTED IN 2017 GULFWOOD DOUBLE HOMICIDE

Recent developments in case noted above, represented by attorney Christine Hernandez.

https://www.al.com/news/mobile/2020/03/3rd-suspect-arrested-in-2017-gulfwood-double-homicide.html


IRVINGTON MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING GIRLFRIEND WITH BASEBALL BAT, WRAPPING HER IN TARP

Attorney Christine Hernandez represents the defendant in local case.

https://www.fox10tv.com/news/mobile_county/irvington-man-accused-of-killing-girlfriend-with-baseball-bat-wrapping/article_d97711a0-5ef8-11ea-b5d2-2b616f8330f4.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=user-share


JUDICIAL INQUIRY COMMISSION INVESTIGATING STRICKLAND YOUTH CENTER JUDGE

A local news story involving attorney Christine Hernandez and a case involving an Alabama judge.

https://mynbc15.com/news/local/judicial-inquiry-commission-investigating-strickland-youth-center-judge


PROSECUTORS SAY WEST MOBILE MURDER VICTIM WAS ASLEEP WHEN HE WAS SHOT AND KILLED BY HIS SON

Our founder Christine Hernandez was interviewed by FOX10 regarding the case of a client she was defending.

https://www.fox10tv.com/news/prosecutors-say-west-mobile-murder-victim-was-asleep-when-he/article_d6202e92-86e5-11e9-a708-131734f4ab54.html


ROBERTS PLEADS GUILTY TO IMPERSONATING DEPUTY CONSTABLE

In 2018, we represented a man who was accused of impersonating an officer of the law. Attorney and founder Christine Hernandez fought aggressively for the client she represented.

https://lagniappemobile.com/roberts-pleads-guilty-to-impersonating-deputy-constable/


MOBILE COUNTY PROBATE COURT WINDOW STILL SHUT, ATTORNEYS SPEAK OUT.

Attorney Christine Hernandez fought for a same-sex couple’s ability to receive a marriage license after helping the couple sue for the right to marry.

http://www.fox10tv.com/story/28061193/mobile-county-probate-court-window-still-shut-attorneys-speak-out


ALABAMA GETS ITS BILL FOR FIGHTING MARRIAGE EQUALITY: $545,000 AND COUNTING.

Founding attorney Christine Hernandez filed a motion for reimbursement in legal fees for same-sex couples fighting for equality.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wwjtd/2015/09/alabama-gets-its-bill-for-fighting-marriage-equality-545000-and-counting/


GAY MARRIAGE COMES TO ALABAMA OVER CHIEF JUDGE’S OBJECTIONS.

Article highlighting 2015 groundbreaking victory in LGBTQ rights case, represented by attorney Christine Hernandez, and its impact on Alabama couples.

http://www.pottsmerc.com/general-news/20150210/gay-marriage-comes-to-alabama-over-chief-judges-objections


FEDERAL COURT STRIKES DOWN ALABAMA BAN ON MARRIAGE EQUALITY.

Historic case for LGBTQ equality in Alabama- attorney Christine Hernandez represented plaintiffs in victory for marriage equality.

http://www.hrc.org/press/breaking-federal-court-strikes-down-alabama-ban-on-marriage-equality


MOBILE COUNTY GRAND JURY INDICTS MARY MONTGOMERY TEACHER ACCUSED OF HAVING SEX WITH STUDENT

High profile 2013 Grand Jury trial- defendant was represented by founding attorney, Christine Hernandez.

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/04/mobile_county_grand_jury_indic_2.html#incart_river_default


MOBILE TEACHER CHARGED WITH SEXUAL CONTACT WITH STUDENT TO SERVE 6 MONTHS FOR ASSAULT

Attorney Christine Hernandez represented the defendant in a local 2017 teacher misconduct case.

http://local15tv.com/news/local/faith-academy-teacher-takes-plea-deal-gets-6-month-sentence

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