Located in Jefferson County, Alabama, Gardendale is a northern suburb of Birmingham with a total population of about 12,000. Settled as a farming community in 1825, it was originally known as Jugtown, thanks to a large jug factory, until it officially changed its name in the 1950s.
The Gardendale Criminal Defense Lawyers with Alabama Criminal Lawyers have dedicated our legal practice to defending those facing misdemeanor or felony charges in Birmingham and the surrounding area, including Bessemer, Gardendale, Vestavia Hills, Homewood, Hoover, Pleasant Grove, and Trussville.
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We believe that anyone charged with a crime deserves access to experienced legal representation. Being charged with a crime is stressful enough. Not knowing where to turn can make matters that much worse. Keeping a criminal conviction off your record is a fight that will pay benefits for years to come.
Contact Alabama Criminal Lawyers today at (205) 981-2450 for a free consultation.
Defending clients facing burglary, robbery and theft charges in Gardendale takes a defense attorney who understands the system. A defendant charged with a theft crime faces a sentence ranging from probation to decades in prison. The value of the items taken, and whether a weapon, force or the threat of force was used, can impact what charges are filed. Challenging the manner in which a defendant was charged, the legality of search warrants, the testimony of eyewitnesses and the conduct of officers involved can result in a reduction or dismissal of the charges.
Assault and domestic violence are also complex charges that require an experienced Gardendale defense lawyer. Assault with a dangerous or deadly weapon can enhance the penalties a defendant faces. In some cases, a defendant may have been acting in self-defense. The extent of injuries can also influence what charges are filed.
When it comes to domestic violence, false allegations made during contentious breakups, divorce or child custody proceedings can turn a defendant’s life upside down. Protection orders can prevent you from returning home or even seeing your children.
Arrests are made and charges are often filed with little or no evidence. Convictions can have long-term consequences, including an inability to own firearms. In many respects, the hysteria surrounding domestic violence makes it as close as the legal system comes to a crime in which you are innocent until proven guilty. The mere fact that charges are filed can result in job loss, strained relationships with friends and family and other social consequences.
As experienced Gardendale domestic violence defense lawyers, we understand the embarrassment and uncertainty that can come in the wake of a charge of domestic violence. We understand what it takes to protect your rights. As attorneys with experience in family law court and as a divorce attorney, we have the knowledge and ability to see through the charade of false charges, to protect your rights and to make sure you are treated with the dignity and respect you deserve.
If you are facing criminal charges in Gardendale or the surrounding area, contact us for a confidential consultation to discuss your rights.