Last week we launched a major revision of our website, www.WilliamPfeifer.com. The main pages of the old site have been migrated over to the new system, though some of the pages are still having some quirks. Some resource pages of the old site are still appearing under the old website design, but that will be resolved soon. Overall, we have made significant progress to the new site’s development. Making major changes to a website design can be challenging when the work is being squeezed in around a full-time law practice. However, using the slow but steady approach the work is getting done. Please bear with us for a few more days while the transition takes place.
Later this week we will be posting some more articles on legal news items, as well as some articles on important issues in Alabama law. In particular, we will be writing about trying to set aside convictions under Rule 32 of the Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure. An issue that sometimes arises in criminal cases is that a defendant is forced to waive the right to file a Rule 32 petition as a condition of his guilty plea. This causes the defendant to believe that he no longer has the right to file a Rule 32 petition, when that is not necessarily true. Some issues, like the right to receive effective assistance of counsel and the right to be free of coercion in a guilty plea, cannot be waived. Watch for the article on this subject that is planned for later this week.
Please be patient as our site is upgraded. Once the changes are done, it will have all been worth the effort.
William L. Pfeifer, Jr.
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