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Birmingham Sex Crime Lawyers

Serious Defense against Serious Allegations

Sex crimes in Alabama are a very serious matter and punishment for those convicted are severe. Some charges, such as first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy, are considered Class A felonies punishable by a minimum of 10 years in prison. Misdemeanors such as second-degree sexual assault can mean up to a year in prison and $6,000 fine. In addition, all those convicted are required to register as a sex offender for the rest of their life. This combination can have a devastating effect on your employment, living situation, and social relationships.

At Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant & Knight, P.C., we understand the seriousness of sex crime allegations.

Why hire our firm?

  • We are committed to excellent defense.
  • We are known for successful case work across all our practice areas in state and federal courts.
  • We are the only firm in the country to have freed three men from death row.

Our team of Birmingham sex crime defense attorneys includes former Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association president Richard S. Jaffe and current president-elect Michael Patrick Hanle. They and the rest of our team will provide a strong defense for those charged with rape, assault, and other sex crimes.

Contact the firm to learn more about your legal options today!

We Handle All Aspects of Sex Crime Charges

Many sex crime allegations can also involve cyber crime charges and if the alleged crime involved crossing state lines, federal charges could be forthcoming.

With decades of experience, you can count on a Birmingham sex crime attorney from our firm when facing allegations such as:

  • Rape, statutory rape, and date rape
  • Sexual assault, battery, and abuse
  • Child pornography
  • Child molestation
  • Sodomy
  • Sexual harassment

Using a team-based approach, we will fully examine evidence, police reports, witness statements, mitigating factors, and anything else that may be relevant. Our knowledge of local judges and prosecutors also means we can better inform you of what to expect. If your case goes to trial, we will prepare a strong defense while diligently looking out for your rights.

Fighting For Your Future

We understand how devastating these accusations can be and that many of those accused are automatically convicted in the court of public opinion. We have handled thousands of sex crime cases covering every situation, including child molestation at day cares, indecent exposure, solicitation of a minor, and sexual torture. Whatever you are charged with, we have the knowledge to help you with your criminal charges and get your life pointed in the right direction.

If you have been charged with a sex crime, you can get a free private consultation with a Birmingham sex crime defense attorney by calling (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
  • 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 ...”

    - Former Client's Relative
  • I am forever indebted to this firm.

    “I would recommend this firm to any God-fearing man who wants to be treated as more than just an attorney/client relationship. This firm handled an allegation against me involving healthcare offenses. ...”

    - George B.
  • He was attentive and punctual. He responded to anything I needed very quickly.

    “I greatly appreciate Brett Knight's service. He was attentive and punctual. He responded to anything I needed very quickly. I can't speak on the other attorneys because I never met or spoke with them, ...”

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

    “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.

    “They pursued a variety of outside the box options and seemed to exhaustively research every detail of my case.”

    - Patrick C.
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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.