Located in Jefferson County, just outside Birmingham, Bessemer, Alabama, is a town of about 30,000 residents. Named in honor of the steelmaking process, the city is located amid Alabama’s iron ore and limestone district. Coal is mined to the north and west. All three ingredients were used in steelmaking.
The Bessemer Criminal Defense Attorneys with Alabama Criminal Lawyers represent clients facing misdemeanor and felony charges in Bessemer and the surrounding area, including drug charges, drunk driving charges, homicide, manslaughter, burglary, robbery, theft, sex crimes, juvenile crimes, assault, domestic violence and White Collar Crimes.
Bessemer Criminal Charges
Auto Theft: 163
Source: Alabama Criminal Justice information center, 2010 report.
Theft crimes – including robbery and burglary – and drug charges are the most common in Bessemer and throughout Alabama. As Bessemer defense lawyers, we built a solid representation as an aggressive advocate for his clients. We fight to get the charges dismissed. He fights to get them knocked down. He challenges evidence. He files motions to suppress and motions to dismiss. And he builds cases for trial.
By working hard to protect your rights from the time we are hired until your case is finished, Alabama Criminal Lawyers believes we have the best chance of achieving success on your behalf. A criminal conviction on either theft or drug charges can have life-long consequences.
When a reduction or dismissal is not possible, we work toward alternative sentencing or a plea agreement that’s in the best interest of our clients. Because we have built the case for trial, we can negotiate from strength – seeking the best possible deal to protect our client’s rights.
Assault charges and charges of domestic violence in Bessemer must also be met with an aggressive defense. Because of our experience as family law and divorce attorneys, we know what it takes to fight domestic violence charges. These laws are among the most abused on the books.
Alleged victims frequently make false or misleading allegations out of spite during a contentious breakup or to get one up during a divorce or child custody proceeding. As veteran Bessemer domestic violence defense lawyers, we believe in meeting aggression with aggression and in doing what it takes to protect clients from the consequences of a domestic violence conviction.
When it comes to our teens, the Bessemer Juvenile Defense Attorneys at Alabama Criminal Lawyers make time to provide the best representation he can to young offenders accused of a crime. Drug charges, assault and battery, burglary or robbery charges should not follow a teenager into adulthood.
Even as the juvenile system has turned punitive rather than rehabilitative in recent years – with prosecutors seeking lengthy sentences or adult charges, We believe strongly in the power of a second chance. No teen should be forced to face criminal charges alone.
If you are facing criminal charges in Bessemer or the surrounding area, contact us for a confidential consultation to discuss your rights.
Bessemer Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys with Alabama Criminal Lawyers have built a solid reputation in the Birmingham area as the Go to Guys for DUI. We understand the embarrassment, hardship and financial uncertainty that comes with a drunk driving charge. And we understand the threat of job loss and that finances are often a concern. We are here to help.
Bessemer DUI – What We Do
Each year the state of Alabama charges more than 14,000 motorists with drunk driving. Penalties can include the loss of your license, jail time, fines and court costs and mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device on your vehicle. Job loss is a frequent result for those convicted. Whether a misdemeanor or felony, drunk driving charges in Alabama are the most serious charges many motorists have ever faced.
Despite the continued decline in drunk driving accidents over the past two decades, law enforcement continues to put outsized emphasis on accusing motorists of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. And state and national politicians continue to pass tougher laws and to make overtime funding and other resources available to combat the perceived threat.
The result is that many motorists are facing questionable or unfair arrest. And those that plead guilty instead of fighting are setting themselves up for the consequences that come with having a permanent criminal record and the increased penalties that will result from a subsequent arrest and conviction.
No one plans to be charged with drunk driving in Bessemer once, let alone twice. Yet an estimated 50,000 Alabama motorists had three or more drunk driving convictions on their criminal record in 2010 – a testament to the fact that having a drunk driving conviction on your record increases your chances of being pulled over and arrested again.
If you are facing charges of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Bessemer or elsewhere in the greater Birmingham metro area, contact us today for a confidential consultation to discuss your rights.