Criminal Defense Lawyers
If you have been charged with a crime, you need an experienced attorney to help you. The attorneys at Dothan Law Group will defend your rights and fight for you in and out of the courtroom.
Criminal Defense Attorney
Dothan Law Group represents clients throughout Alabama charged with a crime through all aspects of the criminal process. Criminal charges can be stressful and frightening for most people, and a conviction can ruin a person’s reputation, job opportunities, and relationships with family and friends.
The criminal defense attorneys at Dothan Law Group have a well-deserved reputation for excellence in the criminal defense. Securing a strong defense can help you maintain control over your future.
Misdemeanor and Felony Offenses
Regardless of the accusations, all crimes have consequences, and Dothan Law Group is dedicated to protecting our clients from legal penalties and lifelong consequences. We fight for clients in state and federal cases, including:
White Collar Crimes
White Collar crime is a term describing theft or fraud for financial gain. White collar crime is committed by business and government professionals. These crimes are characterized by deceit, concealment, or violation of trust.
Fraud and financial crimes are a form of theft/larceny that occur when a person or entity takes money or property, or uses them in an illicit manner, with the intent to gain a benefit from it.
Fraud occurs when a person or business intentionally deceives another with promises of goods, services, or financial benefits that do not exist, were never intended to be provided, or were misrepresented.
A crime is considered a felony when it is punishable by more than one year in a state prison. Examples of felonies are murder, rape, burglary, and the sale of illegal drugs.
Misdemeanors are crimes that are considered less serious. Misdemeanors are punishable by up to one year in a county jail. Examples of misdemeanors are shoplifting, drunk driving, assault, and possession of an unregistered firearm.
It is a crime to drive while under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicating substances.The determination of whether an individual is legally intoxicated or not can be made by the officer based on various types of field sobriety tests or a breathalyzer.
Traffic violations occur when drivers violate laws that regulate vehicle operation on streets and highways. Traffic offenses typically include offenses such as:
- Failure to yield
- Turning into the wrong lane
- Driving a car with burned-out headlights
- Parking in a handicap spot without the required sticker, and
- Overdue parking meters
Driving While License Suspended or Revoked
A license suspension or revocation can have a crippling impact on your ability to perform day to day tasks. However, driving while your license has been suspended or revoked could result in an arrest. Drivers in this circumstance could also receive steep fines, vehicle impoundment, and time in jail.
No Valid Driver’s License
A first-time conviction for driving without a license in Alabama is a misdemeanor, which carries a fine of $10 to $100 as well as a $50 traffic fund penalty.
The possession or sale of illegal drugs of a controlled substance could result in fines, jail time, or by attending either a pretrial intervention program or a drug court program.
Assault and Battery
In Alabama, a battery is intentionally touching someone else where that contact is either offensive or harmful. An assault occurs when a person intentionally or recklessly causes physical injury to another person and creates imminent fear.
A home invasion can be charged as criminal trespass or burglary. Criminal trespass occurs when someone unlawfully enters, or remains in, a building or other premises without permission. Burglary is criminal trespass with intent to commit a crime.
A person facing arson charges can face a variety of penalties. Some consequences to arson could include fines, prison time, a felony record, and punitive charges. Depending on the severity of the offense, arson can be charged in three different degrees: first, second, and third.
Shoplifting is a serious theft offense in Alabama. Under Alabama’s law, the crime of theft occurs when someone takes another’s property or services without authorization and with intent to deprive the owner of their property or services. Taking another’s property or services can occur physically or by using deceptive measures. It is also theft to take lost property without using reasonable measures to find the owner. (Ala. Code §§ 13A-8-2, -6, -10 (2020).)
According to section 13A-11-7 of the Alabama Code, disorderly conduct is defined as intentionally annoying, alarming, recklessly creating risk, or causing public inconvenience by:
- Fighting or engaging in violent or threatening behavior
- Making unreasonably loud noise
- Using obscene language or making obscene gestures
- Disturbing a lawful assembly or meeting
- Obstructing traffic or any other transportation facility
Criminal Defense Attorney in Dothan, Alabama
Dothan Law Group offers our clients a defense that is capable of creating success against the most complex criminal charges. Our experienced criminal defense attorneys are prepared to help you through each phase of your legal journey.