Mountain Brook, Alabama is located in Jefferson County and has a population of about 21,000. A suburb of Birmingham, the affluent city has appeared on several lists of the nation’s wealthiest. The area is subdivided into English Village, Mountain Brook Village and Crestline Village.
The Mountain Brook Criminal Defense Attorneys with Alabama Criminal Lawyers know what it takes to defend the rights of a client in the courtroom, in the negotiating room and in the court of public opinion. Our team goes to work immediately for each client the firm accepts the responsibility of representing.
Criminal Defense in Mounatain Brook
Fraud charges in Mountain Brook and the number of other white-collar criminal charges have increased since the beginning of the Great Recession. Wire fraud, investment fraud, mortgage fraud, and bank fraud are just a few of the most common. Frequently, the federal government gets in on the act, which can significantly increase the potential penalty when charges are filed in federal court. Tax evasion is another way the government often looks to secure a conviction against those they believe are guilty of illegal business activities.
In such cases, it is particularly vital to consult an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Mountain Brook as early as possible – even before charges are filed. The earlier you begin building your criminal defense, the better your chances of a successful outcome. Additionally, how you respond to requests from investors can go a long way toward determining whether charges are ever officially filed.
As juvenile criminal defense lawyers in Mountain Brook, we are particularly dedicated to making sure our young people are afforded every opportunity and provided every protection after being charged with a crime. The trend in criminal justice is to show voters and taxpayers the state is tough on crime.
Serious juvenile charges can become adult charges. And, in either case, a criminal conviction can significantly impact the rest of a teen’s life. Too many parents think such charges magically disappear in adulthood. That’s typically not the case. Seeking the advice and counsel of a Mountain Brook juvenile defense attorney should be your first priority when authorities have levied charges against your child.
Domestic violence and assault charges in Mountain Brook and the surrounding area can also be particularly disruptive and lead to serious legal consequences. Restraining orders can prevent you from returning home or even seeing your children. And allegations and/or convictions can negatively impact divorce, child custody, and visitation proceedings.
Domestic violence laws are among the most abused laws on the books. Often filed amid contentious custody or divorce proceedings, they can impact the rest of a defendant’s life. You may even be barred from owning firearms, working in certain professions or obtaining certain occupational licenses.
At Alabama Criminal Lawyers, we are dedicated to representing clients facing all types of criminal charges in Mountain Brook and the surrounding areas, including drug charges, sex crimes, shoplifting, solicitation of prostitution and burglary and robbery charges. Call today for a confidential consultation to discuss your rights.
Being charged with a DUI is a serious matter that is accompanied by many potentially severe consequences. After being arrested, it is important to contact a knowledgeable Mountain Brook DUI attorney as soon as possible to ensure that your rights are preserved. In Alabama, it is unlawful for any person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or drug, or under the combined influence of any alcoholic beverage and drug, to drive a vehicle if they cannot do so safely.
Additionally, it is illegal to drive a car while your blood alcohol concentration, or BAC, is .08 percent or higher. Generally, a person’s BAC is affected by the number of alcoholic drinks consumed, the alcoholic concentration of those drinks, the person’s weight, and the time interval between the first drink and the last drink. The important point to understand is that even if your BAC is lower than the legal limit, you can still be prosecuted under Alabama law.
A skilled DUI attorney can often get a DUI charge dismissed. There are well-founded legal and scientific defenses to a DUI charge that allow a good defense attorney to win cases both before trial and in court. This does not mean that all cases result in a dismissal. Every case is unique, and sometimes a “win” means minimizing or eliminating jail time, or getting a reduced charge. The Mountain Brook DUI lawyers at Alabama Criminal Lawyers have the knowledge and experience to handle all aspects of your DUI case and will do everything we can to make sure your rights are protected.
We are eager and able to help, so contact our office at (205) 981-2450 for a free consultation, and experience the professional service only we can provide.
Our office is located at 850 Corporate Parkway, Suite 114 in Birmingham and is a short drive from Mountain Brook. Just take US-280 East and turn right onto Meadow Brook Road. From there, turn left onto Corporate Parkway. You will see our office on the right.