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Birmingham Misdemeanor Defense Lawyers

Preserving Your Clean Record & Good Name

Despite its name, a misdemeanor can have a long-lasting impact on your life. Immediate consequences of a conviction or guilty plea include up to a year in prison and a heavy fine under Alabama law. The resulting mark on your record can also cost you job and school opportunities, get you denied residency by landlords, and affect your social relationships.

Our team has handled thousands of cases from traffic violations to possession. We understand bad things can happen to anyone and will work diligently to protect your rights in local, state, and traffic courts.

If you have been charged with a misdemeanor, make your first call to Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant & Knight, P.C. where a licensed Birmingham criminal defense lawyer will give your case the attention and respect it deserves. Schedule a case review today to discuss you options!

Misdemeanor Offense in Alabama

Having a licensed Birmingham misdemeanor defense attorney on your side is especially critical if there are questions about misdemeanor vs. felony charges. Sometimes the distinction is based on the degree of the charge, while other times previous arrests can elevate a charge. Regardless of the severity, we will always work to get charges reduced or dismissed and prevent a lasting negative effect.

Individuals have turned to us for strong defense against a variety of misdemeanor charges, including:

Misdemeanor Penalties in Alabama include:

  • Up to 1-year in jail
  • Up to $6,000 in fines
  • Mandatory community service hours

Keeping Our Clients Informed

Knowledge is vital during any criminal proceeding. For example, many people are unaware that pleading guilty to a misdemeanor is sometimes enough to get their driver’s license suspended. With a team of award-winning Birmingham misdemeanor lawyers on your side, you will fully understand your options at every step so you can make the best choice about how to proceed. Each member of our team provides counsel on every case and we know how to work within the court process to get results. We were named the “2010 Lawyer of the Year” for non-white collar criminal defense in Birmingham, and we are committed to protecting your present and future.

For a free in-person consultation, contact Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant & Knight, P.C. today at (205) 900-7714.

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
  • 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

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.