Sex Crimes

Sex Crimes attorney in Birmingham 

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. Contact us today!

Sex Offense Lawyers in Birmingham

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, our Birmingham sex crime lawyers 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.

Birmingham Sex Offender Attorneys

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 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!

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  • Thank you Richard Jaffe for all that you have done for me and my family!

    “Because Mr. Jaffe invested so much time and care into my case, I can truly say that 6 years later I am living my best life!”

  • Would recommend Mr. Brown and his firm to anyone facing the criminal justice system.

    “Mr. Brown treated us like family, answered any questions, returned calls quickly, and got us an excellent outcome.”

  • Where I perceived a threat, Richard saw opportunity.

    “We were a part of a team 20 years ago that represented Gary Drinkard in a capital retrial...There was a body wire worn by the snitch, but the contents of the tape were inaudible. Two weeks before the retrial, we received a call from prosecutors that [a company] had successfully enhanced the audio...My immediate reaction was terror...Wise Richard Jaffe told me to take a deep breath and that he had a feeling that the tape was going to help us...[T]he enhanced tape picked up enough of the conversation to show that Gary Drinkard was not confessing...Gary was acquitted in one hour. Where I perceived a threat, Richard saw opportunity.