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Juvenile Crime Lawyers in Birmingham

The Defense You Need to Protect Your Future

Every year, thousands of children and teenagers under the age of 18 are prosecuted in Alabama. In this formative time of their lives, these children need a knowledgeable Birmingham criminal defense lawyer who will fight for their rights. At Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant & Knight, P.C., our attorneys have four decades of experience with juvenile crime defense, and will put our resources and reputation to work for you.

The Alabama juvenile crimes process can be complicated, with a number of rules and statutes regarding court procedure and right to counsel. For certain crimes, a juvenile can even be tried as an adult. As one of the premiere criminal defense firms in the state, we understand both the nuances of the legal system and the lifelong consequences a conviction can have for a child. Minors carry the same legal rights as adults in Alabama, and we will tirelessly advocate for any young person’s rights.

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Representation for People of All Ages

Our Birmingham criminal defense attorneys will go over every aspect of a minor’s arrest, looking at the circumstances, evidence, and potential outcome. We are always ready to either negotiate with prosecutors or go to trial and will help the accused and their families understand the pros and cons of each decision so they can make an informed choice.

We have defended numerous youths against a variety of juvenile crime charges such as:

Learning for the Future

Our juvenile crimes lawyers understand that children are not fully developed mentally and sometimes do not understand that what they did is wrong. We recognize that children make mistakes and need to learn from them, while also working to minimize the long-term damage that these errors have on their lives. The goal of Alabama juvenile court is to help young people turn their lives around, and if your child has been charged as a juvenile or adult, our guidance will ensure the protection of their legal rights along the way.

Contact us today at (205) 900-7714 to set up a free, confidential case evaluation with a veteran Birmingham criminal defense lawyer.

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.

The Reason We Work So Hard

Read What Our Past Clients Had to Say
  • They kept me informed of what was going on the entire process of my case...

    “They kept me informed of what was going on the entire process of my case, and delivered what was promised.”

    - Jesse
  • They gave me the confidence I made the right choice in reaching out to them!

    “I want to Thank Mr. Hanle and the staff for making my daughter's case and being so responsive to the many questions I had since I am clueless about criminal charges and courts! They always listened ...”

    - Elizabeth
  • I will always be grateful!

    “If there is anything I can do to promote Mr. Knight further, please let me know. I will always be grateful for everything all of you have done for me.”

    - Gina
  • Extremely helpful, very professional, and kind!

    “Natalie, I wanted to thank you as well. You have been extremely helpful, very professional, and kind. JHWK is blessed to have you!”

    - Former Client
  • So professional!

    “Mr. Michael Hanle was such a good attorney, so professional, and truly grateful for his job which helped my case a lot.”

    - Isabel
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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.