Alabama – Domestic Violence
Alabama, located in the southeastern part of the United States, became its 22nd state in 1819. Prior to becoming a part of our great nation, the area was home to many native American peoples including the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Chocktaw, and Creek tribes. Currently home to over 4.5 million people, Alabama is the 23rd most populous state in America and is a primarily agrarian state. Well-known for its natural beauty and lush vegetation, the state has the most navigable waterways in the country and has some of the best fishing you'll find anywhere. Birmingham is the state's largest city, and Montgomery is the state capital.
Disagreements among family members and housemates are a natural and normal occurance, but sometimes those arguments can get out of hand. When such incidents happen, the authorities get involved and the consequences under the law can be severe and long-lasting. If you have been arrested and charged with domestic violence, it is in your best interests to contact an Alabama domestic violence lawyer as soon as you can, because the state will be assembling a case against you from the very start. Your attorney can advise you on how to communicate with the authorities to ensure that they understand your side of the story. It is unwise to speak with either the police or the state's attorneys until you have had the opportunity to receive legal counsel, so if you are facing prosecution for domestic violence, contact an attorney today and begin forming your legal defense.
Domestic violence is a serious issue, and in Alabama, an assault qualifies as domestic violence when the victim of that assault falls into a statutorily defined category. Under the Alabama Code, current or former spouses, parents, children, someone you had a child with, lived with, or dated can all bring a charge for domestic violence if you commit an assault against them. Alabama courts have recognized the complexity and likelihood of repeat incidents in domestic violence cases, and as a result there are special rules that govern those charged with domestic violence. One such example is the cooling off period that ensues after an arrest for domestic violence -- you may be held for up to twelve hours in jail after an arrest. Because the state takes such charges so seriously, its attorneys prosecute them aggressively - which is why hiring a knowledgeable Alabama domestic violence attorney is so important.
Our office is located at 850 Corporate Parkway, Suite 114 in Birmingham, Alabama and is easily accessible from I-65. Take exit 250 to get on I-459 North and then turn off on exit 19 onto US-280 East. From there turn right onto Meadow Brook Road and turn left onto Corporate Parkway. You will see our office on the right.