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Protecting Your Rights During Criminal Charges

Experienced and Accessible Criminal Defense Attorney

Few things are more frightening than not knowing what will happen next in your life. However, for many people who are arrested for criminal activity, that is exactly what happens. Many people are worried about going to jail, losing their job or paying heavy fines. Everything they have worked for is on the line.

If you are facing charges for a violent crime, drug crime or white collar crime, it is important to find a lawyer who can give you the aggressive criminal defense you need.

Personal Attention From an Experienced Lawyer

At some firms, clients are treated as little more than case numbers or legal problems. When you work with me, that is never the experience you will have. When people hire me, they are dealing only with me. There is no middle man, no associates and no run around to get to me. I am accessible to efficiently meet the needs of my clients.

I always give my clients the information they need at every step of the process. Fear of the unknown is terrifying, and I try to take fear out of the equation by educating my clients about what to expect at every step of the process. I help my clients understand the charges, their options and the possible ramifications of each choice.

Whether you are facing charges for drunk driving, domestic abuse or child pornography, I can help protect your rights.

Impact of a DUI on Your Life

Understanding the Short and Long-Term Consequences of Drunk Driving

Many people get behind the wheel after they have been drinking. Some people stop themselves after having a drink at happy hour. Other people get buzzed or drunk without realizing it and get behind the wheel to leave. While some people make it home without incident, others are arrested for drinking and driving.

If you do not think drinking and driving is a serious offense, or if you are uncertain about whether you should fight DUI charges, it is important to understand the consequences you may be facing.

Consequences of DUI Charges

If you are charged with a DUI or DWI, it is important to understand the penalties you may be facing. Many people think the consequences for drunk driving stop at a fine. The truth is there is much more at stake:

  • Increased insurance rates: If you are arrested for driving under the influence, your insurance rates will go up. Some insurance companies will drop people who are arrested for drunk driving. However, in Alabama, it is illegal to drive without insurance, and many insurance companies have higher rates for DUI holders.
  • License suspension: If you are arrested for drunk driving, you can lose your license for 90 days. In the rural parts of Alabama, public transportation is limited if it is accessible at all. When I work with clients, I represent them in the administrative process, fighting to reduce their charges and minimize the impact on their license.
  • Job loss: If driving is a primary part of your job, you could be finding yourself without work. People with a commercial driver’s license (CDL), taxi or bus drivers, and delivery people all risk their livelihood if they are arrested for drunk driving.

Murder & Homicide

Individuals facing murder or homicide charges need legal representation from an experienced attorney. You have too much at stake to trust your fate to an inexperienced lawyer. Turning to someone who knows how to offer successful defense can make all the difference in preserving your future.

At my law office, you will receive passionate representation for cases involving:

  • Murder
  • Homicide
  • Manslaughter
  • Vehicular manslaughter
  • Assault
  • Violent crimes

With your future on the line, turn to someone who knows how to limit the damage caused by violent crime charges.

Mounting Defense for Complex Charges

You have a lot riding on the outcome of your case, especially if you’ve been charged with homicide. I do in-depth research of the charges, sometimes bringing in a special investigator to look over the circumstances of your charges. Thorough investigation is the key to mounting a successful defense.

Several factors play into the outcome of your case. Previous criminal records, witness testimony, witness credibility and other evidence all play a role in determining your future. I make it my mission to apply pressure on the prosecution to fully prove their case, analyzing every factor for weaknesses and exploiting them fully.

What to Consider in a Murder Case

There are two overall components in a murder case. First, the jury will decide your guilt or innocence. Second, the unique circumstances of the murder are considered, such as whether the act was premeditated or a crime of passion. The second component plays into the length of sentencing.

Charges of murder are extremely serious. Convictions can lead to lengthy prison terms.

It is important to know the system and how it operates. My experience has taught me successful strategies to limit the impact of murder charges. I can help you provide the best possible legal defense.