A new task force has been assembled to identify, arrest and convict criminals who are suspected of crimes including trafficking, money laundering, murder, aggravated assault, robbery and other violent crimes. The task force is targeting crimes that have been associated with gangs, but the new and aggressive approach to target criminals could mean an increase in criminal allegations, charges, and convictions throughout Central Alabama. Individuals who are charged with drug or violent crimes may face severe penalties and should consult with an experienced defense attorney.
According to law enforcement officials, the creation of the Central Alabama Violent Gang Safe Streets Task Force, the objective of the agency is to target specific criminal activity that is commonly associated with gangs. The law enforcement agencies will be targeting a wide range of criminal activity from drug possession and sale to property and violent crimes. OurBirmingham criminal defense attorneys are dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals who are accused of crimes in Alabama. Remember that even before you are arrested, police officers will be collecting evidence to be used against you. It is important to work with an experienced advocate who can level the playing field.
State and federal law enforcement agents organized the task force to deal with an alleged growing gang and violence problem in Central Alabama. Combining efforts with local and federal law enforcement agencies is a joint effort to solve this problem through arrest and prosecution. In this effort, the law enforcement agencies aim to make the streets safer by targeting those who are committing gang-related crimes. In addition to investigating and prosecuting these crimes, the agency aims to cooperate on a local, state, and federal level to prevent future crime.
An aggressive wave of arrests and prosecutions should put defendants on guard. You may be targeted and charged for a crime you did not commit. You could be charged with a crime based on illegally obtained evidence or after a violation of your 4th Amendment search and seizure rights. Through the process, you could face multiple violations of your rights during interrogation and at a trial. When charged with a violent crime or drug crime, it is important to consult with an experienced defense attorney who can protect your rights at every stage.
According to reports, the Auburn Police Department, Dothan Police Department, Houston County Sheriff's Office, Montgomery Police Department, Elmore County Sheriff's Office, and the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office will be joining with federal agencies in the task force. The various departments will be assigned experienced investigators from the U.S. Department of Justice and be provided with office space, vehicles, and additional resources to prosecute these crimes.
Any effort to reduce crime and make streets safer should be positive for citizens in Alabama. However, when law enforcement agents overreach, illegally search, or wrongfully charge targets of these crimes, the citizens need defense. Our legal team is prepared to investigate the facts of every charge under this task force and aggressively defend individuals accused of violent, drug-related or gang-related crimes.
If you have been arrested in Birmingham, call Defense Lawyer Steven Eversole at (866) 831-5292.