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

Federal Defense Lawyers Birmingham

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 Alabama Federal 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 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:

Alabama Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys

Legal representation is critical in federal criminal cases, and we are committed to providing 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, our Federal defense attorneys will work to ensure the best possible outcome and handle all procedural matters. Contact Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant & Knight if you're in need of a federal criminal defense attorney!

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
  • Just a note to express my heartfelt appreciation to you

    “I learned a lot.”

    - M.B.
  • In his departing column in The Champion as outgoing president of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), Christopher W. Adams had this to say about Attorney Richard S. Jaffe

    “Where I perceived a threat, Richard saw opportunity.”

  • Expectations set at the initial meeting were exceeded tenfold.

    “Professional, courteous, and communicative.”

    - Charlton B.
  • We highly recommend Richard Jaffe and the firm of JHWK

    “JHWK is an awesome group to work with and go above and beyond expectations!”

    - J.S.
  • Mr. Brown made me feel relaxed and calm.

    “Mr. Brown is an amazing lawyer, I was in an unfortunate situation and he made me feel relaxed and calm. He was quick to work and always updated me as he would receive the information. Thank you so muc ...”

    - Adrian
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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.