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Drunk Driving (DUI/DWI)

A drunk driving charge will have an immediate impact on your life, affecting your driving privileges and freedom. Alabama residents are subject to one of the severest set of penalties for DUI in the country. When charged with a DUI, it is imperative to get a lawyer involved immediately.

Mounting a Solid Defense

Contrary to popular belief, suspects do not have to take part in field sobriety tests. Nor are you required to take a breath test in the field. Consenting to either field sobriety tests or a field breath tests provides the officer with probable cause to arrest you.

Alabama residents are, however, required to consent to a Breathalyzer test to be administered at the police station. Often, this is the main point of evidence in the prosecution’s case against you.

I take care to examine carefully all details surrounding your arrest. Was the breath machine maintained and properly functioning? Was the traffic stop legal? Did the police administer the Miranda statement?

We examine precisely these types of questions for your defense. Deviation from any single procedure can lead to the dismissal or reduction of the charges.

Getting Results

I’ve spent my life helping people charged with DUI and other crimes. I know you rely on your ability to drive to make a living. I work to ensure you can keep your license or limit the suspension. I care about every client’s needs, and fight for your rights every step in the process.

Often, people do not realize the trouble they cause by simply pleading guilty to DUI charges. I can help avoid long-term damage to your record, and to your wallet.

If you have been charged with a DUI, be sure to consult an attorney within 10 days. Contact my office to schedule a consultation on what I can do to help you.

Defending Clients against Charges of Sex Crime

Sex offenses should be handled promptly and effectively. Nearly all sex crimes are felonies, with a higher likelihood of prison time in addition to mandatory sex offender registration. At my law office, clients get experienced legal representation with a focus on the best possible result under the circumstances.

A conviction of a sex crime isn’t just time served. It will follow you for the rest of your life. Having the proper representation may limit the damage done by sex-related charges.

Limiting the Damage

I’ve spent more than 20 years defending clients facing numerous types of serious felony charges. Through a combination of detailed investigation and diligent advocacy, I have achieved successful results for my clients through the years. My skills can be put to use for people facing charges that include:

  • Rape
  • Sodomy
  • Sexual abuse
  • Statutory rape
  • Child pornography
  • Internet-related offenses
  • Failure to report/register

What Can I Do?

I offer an aggressive defense against your charges. If need be, I’ll bring in a special investigator to sift through the facts in your case. You will know what you are up against and your options for defense.

The Impact of White Collar Crime Accusations on Your Life

Most people spend their whole life developing a talent or business practice. Unfortunately, when people invest so much time, energy and money in something, it can be frustrating if it doesn’t work. Some businesses accept the fall, while others will do whatever it takes to stay afloat.

If you or your business is under investigation for white collar crimes – such as embezzlement, fraud or counterfeiting – it is important to work with a lawyer who can protect your rights throughout the process. Actions do not happen in a vacuum, and accusations of white collar crimes could impact your job, your professional reputation and the rest of your life.

Building a Strong Defense

When I represent clients in white collar crime cases, I work with experts to find the true root of the problem. Using a forensic accountant, we are able to take apart the finances and correctly identify a business’s cash flow. Some businesses try to set their employees up to take the fall for poor financial management. I do not think this is acceptable, and I will work closely with my clients to protect their rights. I defend clients who are facing charges for:

  • Embezzlement
  • Money missing from a deposit box
  • In-house counterfeiting
  • Fraud

Do not let your livelihood crash because of accusations of white collar crime. Contact me online or call 256-270-2013 to schedule your free initial consultation.