Hoover, Alabama – Criminal Defense
Hoover, located next to Birmingham, Alabama, is named after William H. Hoover, a local insurance magnate in the early 20th century. The area was initially home to Creek, Cherokee, Chocktaw, and Chickasaw Indians, but the federal government acquired the land in 1814. The city of Hoover was incorporated in 1967 -- when it was home to a mere 410 citizens -- and now has in excess of 65,000 residents. The Riverchase Galleria, a massive shopping center that attracts people from across the state, is located in Hoover and has been a boon to the local economy since its construction. The city continues to grow, in part because of its prime location on the slopes of Shades Mountain and also its access to the Cahaba River.
Whether you were an unwilling participant in an altercation started by someone else or were merely in the wrong place at the wrong time, the consequences you face for a criminal charge can be disastrous. The state of Alabama dedicates massive amounts of resources to the prosecution of crimes, and the District Attorneys who work for the state care about getting convictions. A dedicated Hoover criminal defense attorney is there to oppose the DA and protect your rights and maintain your freedom. The penalties for a misdemeanor are less severe than those for a felony, but both categories of crimes carry serious repercussions, so don't wait to get some legal help. Retaining a seasoned advocate familiar with the Alabama courts is imperative to protect yourself from the imperfections inherent to the criminal justice system.
If you have been arrested and booked for a crime, the officers and prosecutors need to understand what really happened, and an attorney can help you effectively communicate your side of the story. The presence of an attorney when speaking with the authorities is crucial to avoid statements that could be misconstrued and consequently harm your legal defense. Whenever you speak with law enforcement or any officer of the court, an attorney who is looking out for your best interests should be present. Your lawyer's advice will help you effectively communicate with the DA while still protecting yourself from any misunderstandings. The state prosecutor's job is to convict you of the crime, and your defense attorney's job is to do everything in his power to maintain your rights.
While our office's address is in Birmingham, it is located at 850 Corporate Parkway, Suite 114 in Hoover. Just take I-459 North towards Birmingham, and take exit 19 onto US-280 East. From there turn right onto Meadow Brook Road, and take your first left onto Corporate Parkway. You will see our office on the right.