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.
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. 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.
We Do More for Our Clients
Individuals have turned to us for strong defense against a variety of misdemeanor charges, including:
- Disorderly conduct
- Reckless endangerment
- Public intoxication
- Minor in possession of alcohol
- Driving without a license or with a suspended license
- Property theft
- Possession of drugs or paraphernalia
- Carrying a concealed weapon
- Assault or harassment
- Domestic violence
- Passing bad checks
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.
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.
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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.