Domestic Violence

Birmingham Domestic Violence Lawyer

Defending Clients Against Domestic Violence Charges in Alabama

In the realm of legal challenges, domestic violence cases demand a nuanced and experienced approach. At Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant & Knight, P.C., we acknowledge the delicate nature of domestic violence matters. We are steadfast in our commitment to providing unwavering legal support for individuals grappling with such issues in Birmingham, Alabama.


Call Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant & Knight, P.C. today at (205) 900-7714 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our domestic violence attorney in Birmingham!


What is Domestic Violence? 

Domestic violence is a pervasive issue that encompasses various forms of abuse within familial or intimate relationships. It goes beyond physical harm, extending to emotional, psychological, and financial abuse. Recognizing the signs of domestic violence is crucial, as it empowers individuals to seek legal intervention and protection.

Our team of experienced attorneys at Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant & Knight, P.C. is well-versed in handling the intricacies of domestic violence cases. We approach each case with sensitivity and a commitment to securing the safety and well-being of our clients.

What are the Penalties for Domestic Violence in Alabama?

In Alabama, the legal system takes domestic violence cases seriously, and convictions can result in severe consequences. Understanding the potential penalties is essential for those facing such charges. Here are some key points to consider:

  • Criminal Charges: Domestic violence offenses can lead to various criminal charges, including assault, harassment, or stalking.
  • Protective Orders: The court may issue protective orders restricting the accused from contacting or being near the alleged victim.
  • Custody and Visitation Issues: A domestic violence conviction may impact child custody and visitation arrangements during divorce or separation proceedings.
  • Fines and Probation: Penalties often include fines, probation, or mandatory counseling programs.
  • Loss of Firearm Rights: A domestic violence conviction may result in the loss of the right to possess firearms.

Our legal team at Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant & Knight, P.C. understands the intricacies of Alabama's legal landscape and can guide clients through the potential consequences they may face.

Defenses Against Domestic Violence Charges  

Facing domestic violence charges does not equate to automatic guilt. Our skilled attorneys explore various defenses, tailoring strategies to the unique circumstances of each case. Potential defenses include:

  • Self-Defense: Demonstrating actions taken in self-defense can be a valid strategy.
  • False Accusations: Establishing the lack of credibility in accuser claims is a crucial defense.
  • Insufficient Evidence: Challenging the prosecution's evidence can lead to the dismissal of charges.
  • Lack of Intent: Proving actions were not intentional or malicious is a viable defense strategy.
  • Mistaken Identity: Demonstrating the accused was wrongly identified as another potential defense.

The legal experts at Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant & Knight, P.C. draw on their extensive experience to construct robust defenses tailored to each client's unique circumstances.

Contact Our Birmingham Domestic Violence Attorney Today 

Confronting domestic violence charges is undoubtedly challenging, but having a steadfast legal team can make a significant difference. Our dedication to our clients remains resolute at Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant & Knight, P.C.. We strive to provide strategic legal representation that navigates the complexities of domestic violence cases in Birmingham, Alabama. For those in need of a committed and skilled domestic violence lawyer, we invite you to contact us promptly to schedule a consultation.   


Contact Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant & Knight, P.C. today to schedule a meeting with our domestic violence lawyer in Birmingham!


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