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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  • 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 he does, but still modest. I am very grateful for him.”

  • I want to thank Mr. Jaffe and Mr. Whisonant for saving my life, for giving me another chance.

    “My name is Fredrick Spencer, AKA Fred P. I want to thank Mr. Jaffe and Mr. Whisonant for saving my life, for giving me another chance. I was arrested and charged with murder on October 29, 2010. Mr. Jaffe and Mr. Whisonant took it all the way to trial and beat it. I was acquitted on January 26, 2012. My whole music career was on the line. I went through so much in this case. Mr. Jaffe and Mr. Whisonant helped me mentally and prepared me for everything that I was facing. I just want to thank God and everybody at Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant & Knight, P.C. I have the best lawyers in the world. The Best.”

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