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.
Representation for People of All Ages
We have defended numerous youths against a variety of juvenile crime charges such as:
- Theft and shoplifting
- Curfew laws
- Underage drinking or DUI
- Weapons possession
- Drug possession
- Violent crimes
- Sex crimes
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.
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.
I am forever indebted to this firm.- George B.
He was attentive and punctual. He responded to anything I needed very quickly.- Adrian R.
We are beyond satisfied with what Mr. Hanle was able to do for us. Highly recommended!- Former Client
They pursued a variety of outside the box options and seemed to exhaustively research every detail of my case.- Patrick C.
We are grateful that Mr. Jaffe had confidence in my son's ability to mature and move beyond his past mistakes.- P. T. H.
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 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.