What exactly are “violent crimes” in Alabama? Well, let us look at it this way – the state of Alabama prohibits a person from possessing a firearm with a barrel of less than 12 inches (in other words, a pistol) if he or she has been convicted of a violent crime, and according to Alabama law, such violent crimes include actual or attempted acts of the following:
At Alabama Criminal Lawyers in Birmingham, our defense attorneys handle all of these kinds of violent crimes cases and much more. We defend clients in Birmingham, the surrounding areas, and all throughout the state of Alabama, including such places as Shelby, Madison, and Jefferson counties.
It’s also worth noting, since we mentioned ex-felon gun possession as a way into our discussion of violent crimes, that we also defend cases of people charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm (often a case of misunderstanding).
Contact Alabama Criminal Lawyers today at (205) 981-2450 for a free consultation.
Homicide is the most grave of violent crimes, and our firm’s approaches no other case with a stronger combination of technical preparation and fierce courtroom style.
If you’re accused of being responsible for the loss of someone’s life, then you stand to suffer some of the harshest penalties under Alabama law. Murder (the taking of life by intent or gross negligence) is a Class A felony, and the state of Alabama does have capital punishment, so you face either life in prison or the death penalty.
Manslaughter (taking life in the heat of passion, for example, or recklessly yet not with the extreme indifference that amounts to murder) is a lesser offense, a Class B felony that brings with it up to 20 years in prison. There are lesser grades of homicide still, such as criminally negligent homicide or DUI homicide, both of which you can learn more about by perusing our criminal defense blog the only one of its kind maintained by an Alabama attorney!