The Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant & Knight, P.C. Team We Pride Ourselves on Our Commitment to Finding Successful Resolutions to Complex Matters

Birmingham Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys

We Will Fight for Your Constitutional Rights

Federal prosecutors have the power of the government behind them and are very aggressive in their pursuit of convictions and penalties. Taking immediate action with the counsel of an experienced Birmingham criminal defense attorney is vital for understanding your rights and protecting you and your loved ones.

A wide variety of crimes can fall under federal jurisdiction, and federal sentencing guidelines are often far more severe than local and state guidelines. Convictions can carry jail time, fines, asset forfeiture, and other consequences that last a lifetime. Our Birmingham federal criminal defense lawyers will help protect your rights and interests during this stressful time.

If you are facing a federal crime charge, then Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant & Knight, P.C. can provide the knowledgeable criminal defense you need. Schedule a consultation today!

Defense against All Federal Crimes

We will be by your side during every step of the process, thoroughly examining your case and the evidence. Through our discussions with Alabama federal prosecutors, we can often help clients avoid indictments or get charges reduced. If your case goes to trial, our entire team will help build the most effective defense possible.

Our team understands the complexities of both federal law and court procedure and has taken on thousands of federal cases, including:

A Quality Birmingham Legal Team You Can Trust

Legal representation is critical in federal cases, and we are committed to proving the solid representation for each client. While we will keep you well-informed on the pros and cons of each decision, it is ultimately your choice on how to proceed. Whether you decide to go to trial, take the stand, accept a plea deal, or other option, we will work to ensure the best possible outcome and handle all procedural matters.

For nationally-recognized federal crime defense, contact us today at (205) 900-7714 to speak with a Birmingham criminal defense lawyer.

The Reason We Work So Hard

Read What Our Past Clients Had to Say
  • FIVE STAR RATING!!!!!!!

    “Thanks for all you have done in this case concerning my son and his needs. Your firm was there for him, from beginning to end. What an awesome staff!”

    - Monica
  • I would recommend using them to anyone!

    “Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant & Knight, PC is the best in the state of Alabama. They were very attentive and available to answer any questions my wife and I had. My case was not an easy case to handle - I ...”

    - J.C.
  • A person of prestige and remarkable high stature, empathy - extremely admirable!

    “Dear Richard, I believe that no kindness should ever be ignored. Therefore, I find myself in a position of gratitude for the empathy you showed to this physically and financially disabled old lady. ...”

    - PG
  • I cannot thank him enough.

    “When I met Richard Jaffe, it was the worst time in my life. I was being accused of a crime that I didn't commit and I didn't know how to prove it. When I came in, he listened to me, believed me, and ...”

    - Satisfied Client
  • I am very grateful for Mr. Hanle.

    “I am very appreciative of Mr. Hanle and I know he will do what’s best for [my family member]. When I first saw him, I knew he was like the old-school lawyers – well-dressed, well-groomed, good at what ...”

    - Former Client's Relative
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Alabama’s Criminal Defense Firm

Why Choose Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant & Knight, P.C.?
  • Our board certified attorneys have 75+ years of combined experience.

  • The only firm in the country to free 3 men from death row through new trials.

  • Both senior partners are Past Presidents of the Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

  • We treat each client with the respect they deserve.

  • Our lawyers will give you the attention you deserve.

  • Super Lawyers has recognized our founding partner as one of the top lawyers in the State.

  • The firm’s 4 partners are all recognized by Super Lawyers.

  • Clients trust J, H, W & K. Judges trust us, the public trusts us.

  • We’ve handled thousands of cases for clients throughout Alabama and have developed many successful resolutions.