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.

We understand the legal system can be intimidating and even frightening. Our Birmingham criminal defense lawyers provide devoted representation to those who need criminal defense for charges related to drug crimes, DUI, assault, fraud, white collar crimes and others.

To learn more, go to our overview pages on criminal defense, sex crimes or federal crimes.

A Proud History Of Success

Founded in 1978, Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant & Knight, P.C., has 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 205-545-8327 or toll free at 877-717-3958.

No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.

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Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant & Knight, P.C.
2320 Arlington Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35205

Phone: 205-545-8327
Fax: 205-930-9809
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  • distinguished AV LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review rated for ethical standards and legal abilities
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