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Veteran Birmingham Criminal Defense Attorneys

Any type of criminal charge can have grave consequences for your reputation, freedom, relationships, finances and future. To each person accused of a crime, whether a mere misdemeanor or capital murder, the outcome is of immediate and personal importance.

At the law firm of Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant & Knight, P.C., we treat every case - no matter how large or small - with the full attention and concern it deserves. Because it is significant to you, it is significant to us, and we will bring our full resources to bear in pursuing a positive result.

Criminal Defense Attorney

Criminal Defense Attorney BirminghamOur criminal defense attorneys in Birmingham provide devoted representation to those who have been charged with a state or federal crime. We have a proven track record of success in the courtroom, and we are all committed to representing our clients to the fullest. If you need criminal defense for charges related to drug crimes, sex crimes, assault, fraud, DUI, white collar crimes or other, call our law firm today for a free case evaluation.

If you are facing criminal charges,
Call us today for a free consultation
(205) 930-9800

Criminal Defense

If you have been charged with a crime and need a defense attorney to help you navigate the complex legal system, we can help you. Every criminal case that comes through our doors gets the same level of attention, no matter what the charges are. Our team of criminal defense attorneys represents clients in the following areas:

  • Drunk driving accidents
  • Fraud
  • Computer crimes
  • Assault and battery
  • And more

Our criminal defense attorneys come together to develop a strategy for each new case. We are committed to working closely with our clients to better understand the specifics of their unique case. When you need a criminal defense attorney in Birmingham, call the law offices of Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant, and Knight, P.C.

Sex Crimes

If you have been accused of a sex crime, you need a criminal defense attorney who will stand up for your rights in the courtroom, and we can do just that. Whether your charges involve rape, child pornography, or sexual abuse, our lawyers will skillfully represent you and fully explain the charges you are facing and the entirety of the legal process surrounding your case.

While all criminal defense cases involve increased emotions, perhaps none as much as when you have been accused of rape or sexual abuse. If a family member or partner accuses you of sexual assault, the situation becomes even more highly-charged and emotional. It is important that you keep a level head and let our attorneys work to defend you in a court of law. If you or someone close to you has been accused of a sex crime, please call us as soon as possible so we can review the case.

Federal Crimes

The federal government will most certainly use all of their available resources to prosecute white collar crime cases, so it’s crucial that you have seasoned criminal defense attorneys on your side. We know all the strategies that the prosecution will use to get the outcome they want, and we will work tirelessly to make sure you are fairly represented.

As is often the case with white collar crime, you might be facing multiple charges, like fraud, tax evasion, or money laundering. We understand this is a scary situation and the possibility of serving time in jail is enough to make anyone crack. Our criminal defense attorneys will be at your side making sure that your rights are adhered to, and that you understand the specifics as they relate to your case. We will do everything we can to work towards a desirable outcome for you.

Violent Crimes

If you have been charged with murder, assault, domestic violence or any violent crime, it is imperative that you hire a lawyer who understands how to prepare a strong defense. We have over 30 years of experience defending violent crime charges, and we are ready to go to work for you.

We understand the gravity of the situation and will keep this in mind while going through every aspect of the prosecution’s case against you. Violent crimes all carry severe penalties and could mean the loss of your freedom, your relationship with your family, and your reputation. Don’t trust your case to just anyone. Consider hiring us as your criminal defense attorney.

We treat all clients with respect, regardless of how serious the charges are because everyone has a right to be innocent until proven guilty.

Drug Charges

We are ready to represent you in a drug crime case whether the charge is drug possession, trafficking, manufacturing, or prescription drug fraud. Sentencing for drug crimes can be severe, and you need an aggressive criminal defense attorney who will make sure you get a fair fight.

There is a possibility that you will be facing federal charges depending on the severity of the charge, the amount of drugs involved, and whether or not you are accused of crossing state lines during the alleged crime. We have successfully defended clients on the state and federal level. If you or a loved one has been charged with a drug crime, call our office today.

Personal Injury

We also represent injured parties, either as a result of a vehicle accident, a slip and fall at someone else’s property, and more. Our attorneys work to make sure the injured party gets the compensation they deserve.

If your loved one has passed away as a result of a serious accident, the heartache and pain you are experiencing are immeasurable. As your attorney, we will represent you and work to get you monetary compensation if possible. We know that money will not make up for the loss of your loved one, but it will be able to help with any medical expenses, and possible loss of income.

No matter what legal area you need a criminal defense attorney for, time is of the essence. The sooner we get started working on your defense, the better. Call us today to set up an appointment.

Criminal defense attorneys working hard for you
Don’t wait to call
(205) 930-9800

When you need a criminal defense attorney in Birmingham and surrounding areas, call the attorneys at Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant, and Knight, P.C.

A Proud History Of Success

Our attorneys have been practicing since 1978, and have won national acclaim and recognition for our lawyers' significant legal achievements. Our attorneys look forward to continuing their quest to provide exceptional service to our clients. Although we are a relatively small firm, there is nothing small about our accomplishments, and we encourage you to ask for details of our proven and verifiable results.

Ours is the only firm in the nation to have freed three men from death row through new trials. Our criminal defense attorneys have also garnered countless not guilty verdicts and dismissals for our clients who have been accused of crimes.

Contact our Alabama attorneys for DUI, violent crimes and more.

To learn more about the legal services we provide, arrange a free, confidential consultation by contacting
Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant & Knight, P.C., locally at (205) 930-9800 or toll free at 877-717-3958.

2320 Arlington Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35205 Map & Directions

Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant & Knight, P.C.

Phone: (205) 930-9800
Fax: 205-930-9809


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Richard Jaffe will be speaking at a Leadership Birmingham event Thursday January 12th, 2017 at 1:45pm - 2:45pm. Click here to view the full event schedule.