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Vets and Alabama Law

  • November 8, 2019
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Veterans in Alabama have some special privileges, specific laws and even a special court.

It may surprise you, but Mobile and Baldwin Counties have Veteran Treatment Courts. These special courts were created to help veterans with mental health issues and/or drug problems. This takes the veteran out of the usual criminal system and hopefully to a faster path to medical and mental health treatment. This court can also help with finding a job, a place to live and transportation. Veterans who finish the program will have the charges against them dismissed, and they may be eligible to have their records expunged.

Here are some other things that might interest you or a veteran you know.

  • There are specific laws on how your family can be treated while you are deployed.
  • The law provides special educational benefits.
  • Many veterans have access to a veterans’ cemetery at Spanish Fort (Baldwin County).
  • Disabled veterans can be mailed absentee ballots without having to request one for each election.
  • There are special laws concerning wills of those on active duty.

Now, there are restrictions. To learn more, I suggest you look at a publication prepared by the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs.

Of course, you can call our office. We will be happy to point you in the right direction. It is the least we can do for those who helped protect our freedoms.

Also, if you suffer an injury, such as a traffic accident, slip and fall or injury from a faulty product, you can always talk to us for free at the Law Firm of Eiland and Ritchie. We want to help you get back on your feet.

Also join us on NBC 15 LawCall here in Mobile every Sunday night at 10:30 right after the news. We do a short show on tape during the football season but will take your calls live again after the first of the year.

Allen Ritchie

Alabama personal injury lawyer