Safety. Fairness. Common Sense.
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Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
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About Alan Colvin
A husband and a father. A graduate of Murphy High School, the University of South Alabama, and the University of Alabama School of Law (2001).
A law clerk for the late Mobile County Circuit Judge William H. McDermott.
A young lawyer at a big insurance defense firm who left that job because he wanted to represent regular people, not insurance companies.
A partner at an established Mobile personal injury firm, and now a solo lawyer practicing criminal and civil law.
A member of the Mobile legal community since 1994 when he got his first job in the legal field as a runner at a Mobile law firm.
A Big Brother in the Big Brother Big Sisters volunteer program and a member of the steering committee for Tri the Gulf – The Mobile Bar Foundation’s largest annual charitable fundraiser.
Areas of Impact
- We all want to live in a safe community in Mobile County where our children can get a quality education and pursue economic opportunities. We all have friends and family we love in this County, and we all want them to have a safe community as well. Those who commit crimes and harm our fellow citizens should be held accountable, and our District Court Judges should make all decisions with public safety as a primary concern.
- All citizens deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, and our judges should always do so with a demeanor suitable for our Courts.
- Citizens and corporations are not always equal outside the courtroom, but they should be treated as such once they enter the courtroom. From the powerful to the powerless, whether it’s an insurance company against a citizen, a landlord against a citizen, or a bank against a citizen, nobody deserves an unfair advantage, and no one deserves to be taken advantage of. Our Mobile County District Courts should work for ALL of our citizens.
- Alan is an advocate for decriminalization of the personal use of marijuana in Mobile County.
- Arresting our fellow citizens for the personal use of marijuana is a poor use of law enforcement resources that could be used to fight real crime in Mobile County. Diverting these resources from non-violent marijuana arrests to fighting real crime will improve PUBLIC SAFTEY.
- There are thousands of good, honest, hard-working citizens in Mobile County who happen to use marijuana in the privacy of their own home, and they should have the PERSONAL FREEDOM to make that choice for themselves. They should not be criminalized for it.
- Alabama judges have a lot of discretion in misdemeanor marijuana cases. The sentencing range under Alabama law is up to a year in jail and up to a $6,000.00 fine, but there is no mandatory minimum. It is completely lawful in Alabama for a judge to issue a sentence of NO JAIL TIME and NO PROBATION in a misdemeanor marijuana case.
- City and County officials in Mobile have proposed decriminalization, but have not been able to get it done. There is an administrative rule out of Montgomery that prevents cities and counties in Alabama from taking local control of this issue. Under the rule, the only way to get it done is with the cooperation of the District Court Judges in the local county. The right judge could have a significant impact on this issue locally.