Juvenile Crimes

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.

  • Potential Reckless Murder
  • Death Penalty

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  • Murder

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  • White-Collar Crime & Elder Financial Abuse

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  • Distribution of a Controlled Substance

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  • 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.”

  • We are beyond satisfied with what Mr. Hanle was able to do for us. Highly recommended!

    “Mr. Hanle has been very helpful, patient, and professional throughout the past year and a half. He handled several charges in different cities/counties with ease. We are beyond satisfied with what Mr. Hanle was able to do for us. Highly recommended!”

  • 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 and responded in a manner that gave me the confidence I made the right choice in reaching out to them. Greatly appreciate the services provided!