Sex Crimes

Birmingham Sex Crimes attorney 

Defending Clients Who Are Facing Sex Crime Charges in Shelby County, AL 

Sex crimes in Alabama are a very serious matter, and punishment for those convicted is 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 a $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.

Why Hire Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant & Knight, P.C.

  • We are committed to excellent criminal 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.

At Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant & Knight, P.C., our team of Birmingham sex crime defense attorneys include 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.


Have you been accused of a sex crime? Call Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant & Knight, P.C. today at (205) 900-7714 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our sex crimes lawyer in Birmingham.


Sex Crime Cases We Handle

Many sex crime allegations can also involve cybercrime 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, our Birmingham sex crime lawyers will fully examine the 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.

Contact Our Sex Crimes Lawyer Today

We understand how devastating these accusations can be and that many of those accused are automatically convicted in the court of public opinion. Our Birmingham sex offender lawyers have handled thousands of sex crime cases covering every situation, including child molestation at daycares, 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.


Contact Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant & Knight, P.C. today to get started on your defense with our Birmingham sex crimes attorney.


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  • They kept me informed of what was going on the entire process of my case...

    “They kept me informed of what was going on the entire process of my case, and delivered what was promised.”

  • Mike Hanle exceeded our expectations and we more than grateful!

    “Mike Hanle did an outstanding job and obtained an excellent result on our case in a very difficult venue. mike DILIGENTLY worked all angles of our case to achieve the best outcome! we would highly recommend Mike and his firm for anyone who is in need of legal representation! we cannot thank Mike enough for his hard work and professionalism. Great job!!”

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