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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.

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.

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!

The Reason We Work So Hard

Read What Our Past Clients Had to Say
  • FIVE STAR RATING!!!!!!!

    “Thanks for all you have done in this case concerning my son and his needs. Your firm was there for him, from beginning to end. What an awesome staff!”

    - Monica
  • I would recommend using them to anyone!

    “Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant & Knight, PC is the best in the state of Alabama. They were very attentive and available to answer any questions my wife and I had. My case was not an easy case to handle - I ...”

    - J.C.
  • A person of prestige and remarkable high stature, empathy - extremely admirable!

    “Dear Richard, I believe that no kindness should ever be ignored. Therefore, I find myself in a position of gratitude for the empathy you showed to this physically and financially disabled old lady. ...”

    - PG
  • I cannot thank him enough.

    “When I met Richard Jaffe, it was the worst time in my life. I was being accused of a crime that I didn't commit and I didn't know how to prove it. When I came in, he listened to me, believed me, and ...”

    - Satisfied Client
  • 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
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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.