Talladega, AL Criminal Defense Attorney

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Talladega, AL – Criminal Defense

Talladega, Alabama has a population of 15,000 residents and is located about 50 miles east of Birmingham. It is home to the Talladega Superspeedway and the International Motorsports Hall of Fame.

The Talladega Criminal Defense Attorneys with Alabama Criminal Lawyers provide a wide range of legal services to Talladega residents. For years, we have dedicated a substantial portion of our legal practice to the defense of residents facing all types of criminal charges, including drunk driving charges, drug possession, drug sales, homicide and manslaughter, burglary and robbery charges, assault, domestic violence, probation violations and juvenile crimes.

Talladega Criminal Charges
Homicide: 2
Rape: 20
Robbery: 32
Assault: 174
Burglary: 889
Theft: 2,008
Auto Theft: 186

Source: Alabama Criminal Justice information center, 2010 report.

As a veteran defense lawyer handling drug charges in Talladega, attorney Perry knows the stress and embarrassment that comes with being busted. Alabama’s drug laws remain quite severe – mandatory minimum sentencing can mean years or even decades behind bars.

Your previous criminal record, the weight of the drugs, what type of drugs are involved, and whether possession or sale is alleged will all play a role in the type of charges you face and the potential legal consequences. In cases where a juvenile is involved or where the drug charge occurred near a school or other area protected by law, the potential penalties may be particularly severe.

However, an experienced defense attorney can make a number of moves on your behalf. Challenging evidence, including the admissibility of items seized during a search, can result in the reduction or dismissal of the charges. Aggressively fighting the assertion that drugs were for sale is another defense. In other cases, fighting for treatment or alternative sentencing measures may be in a client’s best interest.

When it comes to teenagers, our juvenile defense attorneys believe youthful offenders deserve experienced legal representation. Parents should not send them into court unrepresented – should not make them “face the music” or “learn a lesson.”

In many cases, juvenile criminal charges will have consequences well into adulthood and may prevent a teen from getting into college, joining the military or obtaining certain types of financial aid.

Theft crimes – whether robbery, burglary, car theft or shoplifting – can also be charged many ways. Such charges can often be successfully defended against or lesser penalties secured by a defense attorney who understands the law and knows how to negotiate for lesser charges.

In many cases, where a defendant was not caught in the act and does not give a statement – the state may have a circumstantial case that will not withstand a strong defense.

Like theft crimes – assault and domestic violence charges in Talladega can be charged a number of different ways, depending on a defendant’s criminal record, whether or not a weapon was used, and the extent of the alleged victim’s injuries.

As veteran Talladega domestic violence defense attorneys, we know such charges are frequently filed based on the statements of the alleged victim – with little or no evidence. The state can charge you with whatever it wants. What matters most is what you are convicted of in court.

If you are facing misdemeanor or felony charges in Talladega, contact us today for a confidential consultation to discuss your rights.

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Talladega DUI Lawyer

Our DUI defense attorneys encourage anyone charged with drunk driving in Talladega or the surrounding area to immediately contact an experienced Alabama criminal defense lawyer to discuss their rights.

Alabama Criminal Lawyers has become known as the Go to Guys for DUI. Alabama drunk driving charges are the most common criminal charges filed in the state each year. More than 14,000 motorists faced drunk driving charges in 2010, according to the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center.

DUI Penalties in Talladega

First-Offense Drunk Driving

  • Imprisonment up to 1 year
  • Up to $2,100 in fines
  • 90-day license suspension

Second-Offense Drunk Driving

  • Up to 1 year in jail
  • Five days mandatory jail or
  • 30 days community service
  • Up to $5,100 in fines
  • One-year license suspension

Third-Offense Drunk Driving

  • 60 Days to 1 Year in Jail
  • Up to $10,000 in fines
  • Three-year license suspension

Fourth-Offense Drunk Driving

  • Felony Offense
  • Imprisonment up to 10 years
  • Mandatory one year in jail
  • Fines up to $10,100
  • Complete Chemical Dependency Program
  • Five-year license suspension

Source: Alabama Law

While drunk driving in Talladega is often charged as a misdemeanor, it carries with it serious penalties. A first-time drunk driving charge in Talladega or elsewhere in Alabama is often the easiest for a Talladega drunk driving defense lawyer to beat or to win a reduction of charges. As such, it is critical that a defendant fight the charges.

Too often, residents marvel upon hearing of someone convicted of DUI three times, or five, or ten. They shouldn’t. Having a drunk driving charge on your criminal record is a good way to be stopped, questioned and charged again – whether or not the charges have merit.

The tiered nature of Alabama’s drunk driving laws means a defendant facing a subsequent offense could be facing the real threat of jail time, hefty fines and lengthy license suspensions. And the laws are only getting tougher.

In 2011, the legislature increased the penalties for first time DUI offenders to one year in jail and doubled the penalties for offenders with a blood-alcohol level over .15. Lawmakers also passed a measure to require some offenders to install ignition interlock devices in their vehicles.

Challenging probable cause for the traffic stop, and the results of field sobriety and breathalyzer tests as well as other evidence, may all lead to a reduction or dismissal of the charges.

Nationwide, as many as one-third of those charged with drunk driving are not convicted. Meanwhile, a conviction can cost you as much as $20,000 in increased insurance premiums, fines, court costs, and other fees.

When it comes to a drunk driving arrest in Talladega or the surrounding area, trust an experienced defense attorney to ensure that your rights are protected.