Lawyers Blog

Defending Young Adults in Criminal Matters

Some people say youth is wasted on the young. I don’t agree with that. Young people are willing to take chances and make mistakes. They stretch beyond their comfort zone, and they test rules to find the real limits.

Kids Will Be Kids

Kids and teenagers like to spend time with their friends. They are at an age where they are easily influenced by the people around them. Unfortunately, when you get a group of young people together, they do not always make the smartest choices. I defend teenagers who are facing charges for juvenile crimes, including:

  • Drug crimes: I defend juveniles who are facing charges for possession, possession with intent to sell, trafficking or manufacturing illegal or prescription drugs.
  • Drunk driving: If you are under 21, it is illegal to consume any amount of alcohol. If you are pulled over after you have been drinking and driving, the penalties can be severe.
  • Theft: Whether you are caught shoplifting or stealing items with more value, it is important to protect your criminal record.

I work with clients to minimize the charges they are facing. Although I cannot guarantee results for my clients, I work with juveniles and their parents to try to keep them out of jail and juvenile detention facilities.

Vehicular Homicide

Protecting Your Rights in Car Accidents Resulting in Death

Most people rely on their cars as their primary mode of transportation. Although we try to drive safely, accidents happen. Whether it’s running a red light because you were changing the radio, or losing control of your car as you rounded a corner, accidents happen in a split second, and the results can be fatal.

If you are facing charges of vehicular homicide because another person died in the car accident, it is important to find a lawyer who will protect your rights throughout the process. We have over 20 years of experience. I defend clients throughout Huntsville and northern Alabama in vehicular homicide cases.

Collecting Evidence After the Accident

After an accident, everyone will be trying to collect the evidence they need to build their case. The police will be filling out the details in the accident report. And we need to determine the actual cause of the accident.

When I work with clients, I do whatever I can to build the strongest case in their defense. When appropriate, I work with experts to reconstruct the scene of the accident. By carefully investigating every detail of the situation, I seek to determine the actual cause of the accident.

Even if illegal drugs or alcohol were not involved, there can be a number of factors which may lead the prosecutors to think they were. I work closely with my clients to prove the connection between medication or existing health problems and the cause of the accident.