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Polson & Polson, P.C.

Alabama Criminal Lawyers

A criminal accusation is a life-shattering event that no one can prepare for. The shock and embarrassment of being accused of any crime can put anyone and their family under stress and can even destroy futures. In Alabama, criminal penalties for those found guilty are harsh. Even a first-time offender is at risk of going to jail or prison. This is especially true in cases involving violence, drug crimes, and sexual offenses.

If the government obtains a guilty verdict in a criminal trial, a convicted person faces a lifetime of difficulties. Penalties extend beyond prison and fines. A criminal record is stigmatizing, causing convicts to be shunned by family and friends and to struggle to make a living following incarceration.

If you or someone you care about has been charged with a serious crime in Alabama, seek the advice of an experienced Alabama criminal lawyer who keeps up with the latest changes in the law. With so much at stake, it is important to talk to a legal professional who can fight for your rights and mitigate the damage to your reputation, your family, and your future.

What We Do

Practice Areas

Those facing criminal offenses in Alabama can face a number of penalties ranging from fines and license suspensions to probation or jail time. To discuss what penalties you could be facing and to begin preparing a solid defense, call and schedule a free consultation with an Alabama criminal lawyer today.

Assault

Drug Crimes

DUI Arrests

Expungement

Sex Crimes

Traffic Tickets

Prescription Drug Possession

Domestic Violence

Burglary & Theft

What to Avoid

Alabama Criminal Penalties

Alabama crimes are classified as felonies, misdemeanors, or violations. Depending on the severity of the crime, penalties may range from up to 30 days in jail to life in prison. Furthermore, the state of Alabama still imposes life in prison without parole and the death penalty for capital offenses. Criminal penalties can be monetary fines only, or some combination of fines and jail time.

Besides defining crimes, Alabama Code Title 13A also dictates the sentences imposed by courts for each crime. There is little room for leniency, and in addition to jail, fines, and probation, Alabama courts are authorized to levy civil sanctions. If convicted of a misdemeanor or felony, an Alabama criminal attorney should be consulted because a defendant can be ordered by a court to:

  • FORFEIT A LICENSE OR PERMIT

    FORFEIT A LICENSE OR PERMIT (IF ACTION NOT TAKEN WITHIN 10 DAYS FOLLOWING A DUI)

Decades of Courtroom Experience

Our Birmingham AL Criminal Attorneys

Police and prosecutors work around the clock to build a case that will put suspects behind bars. The time to consult a skilled Alabama criminal lawyer is right away. Do not wait until after you are questioned by the police for charges to be filed, or until your trial starts. The moment you get released you should make an appointment to come see us. The more time we have to prepare a solid defense the better. Every day counts.

Protect your rights, your family, and your future by calling an expert Alabama defense lawyer you can depend on to be by your side the whole way. Learn more about us.

Ways to Win

How We Fight Back

Alabama authorities seem to have unlimited resources when it comes to investigating and prosecuting a crime. An aggressive and knowledgeable lawyer is a defendant’s best tool to preserve their rights in the face of adversity. With a professional understanding of the law and the courts, an Alabama criminal attorney can build a strong defense with the help of witnesses and evidence. He can also attack the government’s case by finding and exploiting its weak points.

An Alabama defense attorney familiar with the state’s rules of procedure and evidence can change the course of your case by:

Investigating the facts of the case
Establishing an alibi
Consulting expert witnesses
Challenging the validity of lab results
Determining eye-witness credibility and statements
Moving to suppress confessions and other evidence

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Opportunities

Polson & Polson Conquering Adversity Scholarship

We believe that everyone deserves equal opportunities, but also understand that some face a greater uphill battle than others. We have created a scholarship in order to battle back against these seemingly insurmountable obstacles and level the playing field with the Polson & Polson Conquering Adversity Scholarship.

This financial award of $1,000 will be presented to a student pursuing higher education who clearly demonstrates the characteristics of perseverance, determination and unwavering commitment to triumphing over roadblocks on the path to individual success, as well as overall civic betterment.