Criminal Lawyer in Birmingham AL

Alabama Criminal Defense Attorney

Being accused of a crime can be devastating. In addition to the embarrassment of being accused or arrested, defendants face a wrenching uncertainty about their futures and their families’ well-being. Even those arrested for a first DUI in Alabama lose their driver’s licenses; those accused of more serious crimes may go to jail or prison; face thousands of dollars in fines; and have money or property confiscated by the government.

And unfortunately, even after they serve their time, former convicts find that the penalties don’t end. With a criminal record hanging over them, many struggle to find a new job. Many also lose basic rights, like the right to own a gun or vote, and the freedom to live where they please. With so much at stake, it only makes sense to get advice from a legal professional who understands the system and the best defenses you can mount. If you or someone you care about is facing criminal charges in Alabama, contact a criminal defense lawyer  for help as soon as possible.

Unfortunately, speed is essential in many criminal cases. Evidence and witnesses can disappear fast, especially in cases of police misconduct. Even before you’re formally arrested, things you say to law enforcement could seriously harm your case if you don’t have the advice of an attorney. And the sooner we take a case, the sooner we can begin to negotiate with prosecutors and law enforcement to reduce your charges or your penalties. That’s why it’s important to contact us as soon as you know you’ll face criminal charges in Alabama.

Alabama DUI Cases

Most DUI cases start in Municipal or State court as a misdemeanor. However, we also handle DUI Felony convictions and DUI appeals. Multiple DUI convictions mean that you can lose not only your license but face mandatory jail time. We always seek to have your case dismissed and we are prepared to handle your case at trial. We also handle appeals and drivers license suspension hearings.

Drug Crimes in Alabama

We represent clients charged with possession of marijuana all the way to serious trafficking charges. We understand the unique elements that are involved in drug cases. Drug crimes carry a wide range of penalties and I can evaluate your specific case.

Alabama Probation Violations

You may have been convicted or plead guilty to a crime and been placed on probation. If you have been charged with violating probation we can work with you to get your probation reinstated or we can find alternatives that can keep you from being sent to prison. Probation violations are serious and require serious attention.

Violent Crimes in Alabama

We are always prepared to go to trial in violent crime defense. Violent crimes need require a well prepared defense and we are prepared to spend the time and the resources to do what is needed. Violent crimes carry serious penalties and we are prepared to defend you. If you are charged with assault, robbery, murder, carjacking, rape or any other type of violent offense call us for a free evaluation

Alabama Driving Related Crimes

Besides DUI, you can be charged with other driving related offenses that could result in jail time and/or loss of driving privileges. Some of those include leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving, vehicular manslaughter and vehicular assault. Many stops and arrests are made while the defendant is behind the wheel.

Sex Crimes in Alabama

Convictions of sex crimes carry their own set of unique penalties and long term consequences. Simply being publicly accused of a crime sexual in nature can mean the loss of your job, loss of income and estrangement from your family and friends. A guilty plea or conviction can mean that you would have to register as a sex offender for life. We can defend you from false charges that could ruin your life if not properly handled. Call us for an evaluation if you are charged with any type of sex crime.

Alabama Theft Crimes

If you are charged with a theft crime the seriousness of your charge depends upon the dollar value amount of the alleged theft. Defendants can be overcharged based on an incorrect value put on the property. If you have been wrongfully charged with a theft crime we can also help. Whether it is a shoplifting charge, theft in property in the first degree, breaking and entering, theft of trademark or trade secret or receiving stolen property we have experience in defending clients on these type of crimes.

Misdemeanor vs. Felony in Alabama

In Alabama, there are two types of criminal charges: misdemeanor and felony. A misdemeanor can result in up to a year in jail. Fines, probation, and community service may also be imposed as penalties. A felony is punishable by a year in prison or more. A fine and probation may also be imposed as part of a felony sentence.

Make no mistake: the prosecution will use every asset at its disposal to win a case, including the technical and financial resources of state and federal law enforcement agencies. Our firm is prepared, willing, and able to stand between you and the government in order to protect your liberty and present the best criminal defense for you and your loved ones.

Whatever the facts of your case, it is critical that you retain an experienced criminal defense attorney who can defend you against serious allegations and explain all of your legal options. You need an aggressive, determined advocate on your side during difficult times.

Typically, an aggressive defense of your case begins early in the proceedings. A lawyer may file motions to suppress evidence, challenge the arrest, or otherwise confront flaws in the prosecution’s case. These motions are typically resolved prior to trial and, if successful, may result in the dismissal of the case.

Many people in trouble are unsure whether or not they require the services of an attorney. Every day, we speak with people and answer basic legal and court procedure questions. We do not charge for these initial consultations as we feel it is a basic moral service to provide to people general information about their legal problem in order to make an informed choice as to options that are plausible or available. We would be delighted to speak with you and discuss your legal options and solutions.

Alabama Service Area

Counties Where We Handle Cases: Jefferson County, Shelby County, Calhoun County, Talladega County, Tuscaloosa County, Madison County, Montgomery County, Pike County, Bibb County, Blount County, Etowah County, Clay County, Marshall County, St. Clair County, Cullman County, Cleburne County, Pickens County, Dallas County, Sumter County, Hale County, Marengo County, Perry County, Greene County

Cities Where We Handle Cases: Birmingham, Homewood, Hoover, Vestavia Hills, Fairfield, Midfield, Bessemer, Montevallo, Anniston, Alabaster, Mountain Brook, Vestavia, Gardendale Columbiana, Fultondale, Gardendale, Harpersville, Huntsville, Decatur, Montgomery, Irondale, Brighton, Lipscomb, Chalkville, Trussville, Tuscaloosa, Talladega, Lincoln, Jacksonville, Auburn, Troy