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Birmingham White Collar Criminal Defense Attorneys

Expert Defense in Difficult Times

At Jaffe, Hanle. Whisonant & Knight, P.C., our team knows the stakes for those facing white collar crime charges. Using deception and fraud for financial gain can affect entire companies or municipal areas along with those who depend on them. Because of this wide-reaching impact, prosecutors pursue these cases aggressively. Charges involving more than $2,500 worth of property or records are considered Class B felonies in Alabama, punishable by up to 20 years in prison plus fines and restitution. Those accused often face federal charges as well, which can mean fines of up to $250,000 along with jail time.

Anyone being investigated for a white collar crime should immediately seek legal counsel as your job, livelihood, reputation, and social standing can all be at stake. With a skilled Birmingham criminal defense attorney by your side, you and your family will be prepared for this overwhelming and potentially traumatic time. Our firm has been named in The Best Lawyers in America for white collar criminal defense, and we have successfully represented business managers, executives, lower-level employees, public officials, and many others.

Make the Best Choice for Your Future

We will examine all available financial records, witness testimonies, psychological evaluations, and other evidence to make sure you do not pay the price for someone else’s crime. Our team is familiar with local judges, prosecutors, and district attorneys, and in larger investigations, we are often successful in getting our clients moved down the scale, from subject to witness, for example, or exonerating them altogether.

Our Birmingham criminal defense lawyers provide informed, aggressive defense for those charged with a number of white collar crimes, including:

  • Embezzlement
  • Bank fraud
  • Mail and wire fraud
  • Credit card fraud
  • Accounting fraud
  • Misuse of public funds
  • Money laundering
  • Public corruption
  • Tax evasion

Working for the Best Possible Outcome

We know time is a big factor in white collar crime investigations, and we will work with other professionals based on the available evidence to determine possible outcomes and build an effective defense. At each stage, a veteran Birmingham white collar crimes defense lawyer will keep you well-informed of proceedings while ultimately allowing you the choice of whether to cooperate with prosecutors, go to trial, take the witness stand, and other important decisions. Even when things may seem hopeless, our firm will never stop working for you.

Contact us today at (205) 900-7714 to set up a free case evaluation with a knowledgeable Birmingham criminal defense attorney.

No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.

The Reason We Work So Hard

Read What Our Past Clients Had to Say
  • 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
  • I am forever indebted to this firm.

    “I would recommend this firm to any God-fearing man who wants to be treated as more than just an attorney/client relationship. This firm handled an allegation against me involving healthcare offenses. ...”

    - George B.
  • He was attentive and punctual. He responded to anything I needed very quickly.

    “I greatly appreciate Brett Knight's service. He was attentive and punctual. He responded to anything I needed very quickly. I can't speak on the other attorneys because I never met or spoke with them, ...”

    - Adrian R.
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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.