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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  • I could not have asked for a better person to have on my side during one of the worst things I've ever had to deal with.

    “Brett Knight is not only a great lawyer but he is also a good person. If you do what he advises you to do, he will do whatever he can to help you in your situation. I could not have asked for a better person to have on my side during one of the worst things ive ever had to deal with. Thank you bret for all your help.”

  • I am extremely thankful for everything you and your team did for me.

    “Mr. Hanle: I am extremely thankful for everything you and your team did for me. Thanks to you I will be able to raise my children and take care of my parents without having to disappear on them for many years! You definitely lived up to the Super Lawyers title that you carry. You will always be in my prayers, and I am forever thankful for your services to my family and me.”

  • They gave me the confidence I made the right choice in reaching out to them!

    I want to Thank Mr. Hanle and the staff for making my daughter's case and being so responsive to the many questions I had since I am clueless about criminal charges and courts! They always listened and responded in a manner that gave me the confidence I made the right choice in reaching out to them. Greatly appreciate the services provided!