Birmingham Sex Crime Lawyers
Serious Defense against Serious Allegations
Sex crimes in Alabama are a very serious matter and punishment for those convicted are severe. Some charges, such as first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy, are considered Class A felonies punishable by a minimum of 10 years in prison. Misdemeanors such as second-degree sexual assault can mean up to a year in prison and $6,000 fine. In addition, all those convicted are required to register as a sex offender for the rest of their life. This combination can have a devastating effect on your employment, living situation, and social relationships.
At Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant & Knight, P.C., we understand the seriousness of sex crime allegations. Our team of Birmingham criminal defense attorneys includes former Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association president Richard S. Jaffe and current president-elect Michael Patrick Hanle. They and the rest of our team will provide strong defense for those charged with rape, assault, and other sex crimes.
We Handle All Aspects of Sex Crime Charges
Many sex crime allegations can also involve cyber crime charges and if the alleged crime involved crossing state lines, federal charges could be forthcoming.
With decades of experience, you can count on a Birmingham criminal attorney from our firm when facing allegations such as:
- Rape, statutory rape, and date rape
- Sexual assault, battery, and abuse
- Child pornography
- Child molestation
- Sexual harassment
Using a team-based approach, we will fully examine evidence, police reports, witness statements, mitigating factors, and anything else that may be relevant. Our knowledge of local judges and prosecutors also means we can better inform you of what to expect. If your case goes to trial, we will prepare a strong defense while diligently looking out for your rights.
Fighting For Your Future
We understand how devastating these accusations can be and that many of those accused are automatically convicted in the court of public opinion. We have handled thousands of sex crime cases covering every situation, including child molestation at day cares, indecent exposure, solicitation of a minor, and sexual torture. Whatever you are charged with, we have the knowledge to help you with your criminal charges and get your life pointed in the right direction.
If you have been charged with a sex crime, you can get a free private consultation with a Birmingham criminal defense attorney by calling (205) 900-7714.
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.