Cullman, AL Criminal Defense Attorney

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Cullman, AL Criminal Defense

Located along I-65 about 50 miles north of Birmingham, Cullman, Alabama is a city of 15,000 located in Cullman County. With a history rich in German heritage, Cullman’s economy is largely based on agriculture and hard work. The area has the highest agricultural production in the state and is among the sixty highest producing counties in the United States.

Criminal Charges in Cullman

Cullman County Sheriff (Cullman Police)

Homicide: 3
Rape: 14 (3)
Robbery: 6 (3)
Assault: 72 (17)
Burglary: 350 (78)
Theft: 824 (571)
Car Theft: 42 (26)

Source: Alabama Criminal Justice information center, 2010 report.

Our Cullman criminal defense attorneys goe the extra mile for our clients. Dedicated to criminal defense throughout the greater Birmingham area, we’ve has built a reputation for hard work and tenacity in the courtroom.

Drug charges in Cullman must always be aggressively defended. Frequently, first-time offenders may be successful in seeking a reduction or dismissal of the charges. In other cases, alternative sentencing or treatment may be available. Those facing a return trip to the courtroom are often not afforded the same treatment, which makes keeping the first conviction off of your criminal record even more important.

Domestic violence and assault charges are commonly mishandled by law enforcement. Assault charges (or more serious felony charges that allege serious injury or the use of a weapon), can be filed when someone is acting in self-defense. Or a defendant can be overcharged. Domestic violence charges can be particularly disruptive – protection orders may even prevent you from returning home or seeing your family. Such charges are frequently filed amid a contentious breakup, custody battle or divorce, and can negatively impact the outcome of such cases.

A conviction may even prevent a defendant from owning a gun, being hired for certain jobs or obtaining certain occupational licenses. Hiring an experienced domestic violence defense attorney in Cullman is a critical first step in fighting to keep these charges off your record or from impacting your life and your relationship with your children and other family members.

As experienced juvenile defense lawyers in Cullman, we take special care in fighting for the rights of our young people. Too often, the states push serious criminal charges on teenagers who have simply made a mistake. Failure to take such charges seriously can result in a criminal conviction that can impact a teenager’s life for years to come. Difficulty in finishing school and problems getting into college or joining the military are two common complications.

In some cases, prosecutors may even seek to charge a juvenile as an adult. Either conviction can expose teens to hardened criminals at a young age and make it more difficult for them to mature properly and reach productive early adulthood.

At Alabama Criminal Lawyers, we have the knowledge and experience to represent clients facing a wide range of criminal charges, from murder and manslaughter to burglary, robbery, theft, and shoplifting, to rape, sexual assault, prostitution and charges involving child pornography. Each member of our team believes defendants deserve immediate access to experienced legal representation. If you are dealing with misdemeanor or felony charges in Cullum, call today for a confidential consultation to discuss your rights.

Contact Alabama Criminal Lawyers today at (205) 981-2450 for a free consultation.

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Cullman, AL DUI

We represent clients facing DUI charges or other serious criminal or misdemeanor charges in Cullman and the surrounding area. Alabama Criminal Lawyers is a law firm dedicated to criminal defense throughout the greater Birmingham metro area.

Why Fight a DUI

A DUI charge in Alabama can be either a misdemeanor or a felony. More than 1,000 motorists a month are charged with drunk driving in Alabama – making it one of the most frequently filed crimes in the state. Up to a year in jail and a 90-day license suspension, as well as numerous other penalties and requirements, also make the punishment among the state’s most severe for a misdemeanor conviction.

And from both a legal and social perspective, the punishment grows more severe with each passing year. Lawmakers continue to pass tougher laws; in 2011, they increased jail time for a first offense from 90 days to 1 year and made ignition interlock devices mandatory for some offenders. And job loss and damage to your reputation have become increasingly common in recent years.

In fact, having a drunk driving conviction on your record can make obtaining certain types of employment difficult and may make it difficult or impossible to obtain certain occupational or professional licenses. A DUI conviction may even prevent you from traveling to Canada!

An experienced attorney can often be successful in seeking a reduction or dismissal of the charges. But it’s up to the defendant to fight. Merely hiring an attorney and forcing the state to deal with your case can be enough in some instances to win a reduction.

In other cases, your attorney will challenge probable cause for the traffic stop or arrest, or contest other evidence on your behalf. The truth of the matter is that as many as one-third of those charged with drunk driving are never convicted.

In most cases, it’s the ones who stand and fight who avoid the litany of consequences associated with a DUI conviction. If you have been charged with drunk driving in Cullman or the surrounding area, contact us for a confidential consultation to discuss your rights.

Contact Alabama Criminal Lawyers today at (205) 981-2450 for a free consultation.