Birmingham, Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers
Your freedom and future are the most important things at stake after you have been charged with a criminal offense. Dealing with the criminal justice system following an arrest can be overwhelming. Because having a conviction on your record can have severe consequences, such as fines, imprisonment, and a damaged reputation, it is critical to have aggressive and experienced legal representation.
Kirk Drennan Law is a premier criminal defense firm serving clients throughout Birmingham, Alabama. Our Criminal Defense Group is led by attorney Derek Drennan, who has been practicing law in Alabama for nearly 20 years.
Our criminal defense team takes every case seriously and recommends that you give your legal matter the attention it deserves. Contact our office today for a free consultation to discuss your options.
Strong Legal Advocacy to Defend Your Rights and Freedom
If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges in Birmingham, Alabama, the time to call a skilled defense attorney is now. Our legal team has the knowledge and background necessary to handle all types of criminal charges, including those that seem minor on the surface.
It’s important to understand that attempting to navigate the criminal justice system on your own puts you at the mercy of judges and prosecutors who are more concerned with getting convictions and closing cases. Our firm is concerned with protecting the rights of its clients, and we have the determination and resources to secure the most favorable results possible for our clients.
Our criminal defense lawyers are prepared to help clients charged with a wide variety of federal and state charges.
Federal Criminal Charges
Federal criminal investigations and prosecutions are generally handled differently than similar cases in state courts. The agencies that investigate these cases are well-staffed and funded, and the courts have significant resources.
If you have been charged with a federal crime, take it seriously. The penalties can be stiffer than equivalent state crimes, and some even have mandatory minimum sentences. Our skilled criminal defense attorney will promptly intervene on your behalf and begin building a strong defense strategy to protect your rights.
Few charges are more serious than a federal drug offense. Some common charges include drug smuggling, drug conspiracy, drug manufacturing, drug distribution, and trafficking. If you’ve been charged with one of these crimes or learn that you are under investigation, you need strong criminal defense in your corner to safeguard your rights.
Being convicted of a federal sex crime can result in a lengthy prison sentence, the requirement that you register as a sex offender, and the loss of your reputation. If you’ve been charged with child sexual assault or abuse, human trafficking, or the possession or distribution of child pornography, we can defend you against these charges.
If you have been charged with a federal violent crime, such as kidnapping, terrorism, murder, or bank robbery, you may face penalties as severe as life in prison or even the death penalty if convicted. We will aggressively defend your rights and freedom if you’ve been accused of one of these offenses.
We respect the second amendment and will fight to protect your rights if you’ve been charged with violating any number of weapons offenses. It’s a federal crime if you are already a felon and found to be in possession of a firearm or use a firearm to further drug trafficking or a violent crime. These are serious charges, and we recommend that you speak with an attorney immediately.
White Collar Crimes
Our criminal defense team provides representation to clients who have been accused of a wide range of serious white-collar crimes. These range from corruption to environmental fraud to sophisticated financial fraud.
A majority of federal criminal prosecutions in the United States are for immigration violations. If you have been charged with illegally entering the U.S. as a foreign national, knowingly employing illegal immigrants, creating false immigration papers, or assisting or smuggling illegal immigrants, contact our office to discuss your options.
If your first lawyer or the judge didn’t give you the result you were seeking, we can help you appeal a sentence or verdict. Our experienced criminal appeals attorney will review your case and outline an effective case strategy.
Even if you haven’t been charged with one of these crimes, if you suspect you might be under investigation, you need strong legal advocacy in your corner. Our services can sometimes head off or redirect an investigation and prevent you from having to deal with criminal charges.
State Criminal Charges
In addition to defending clients against federal charges, we have extensive experience with every type of state criminal charge, including:
- Domestic Violence
- Theft Crimes
- Sex Crimes
- Drug and Alcohol Offenses
- Violent Crime
- Weapons Charges
- White Collar Crime
- Juvenile Crime
- Criminal Appeals
- Traffic Violations
Defending Criminal Charges in Alabama
It would be unethical for a criminal defense attorney to promise you a favorable plea bargain or a case acquittal. But the criminal justice system is designed in a manner that creates an uneven playing field that isn’t to your advantage. Many people who are accused of crimes don’t have the resources necessary to put up a fair fight.
Kirk Drennan Law’s criminal defense team is not intimidated by prosecutors, and we put up a vigorous defense for each and every client. We promise to investigate your case to identify any weaknesses we can exploit and do everything possible to get the outcome you need and deserve.
Speak with a Qualified Alabama Criminal Defense Attorney
If you have been charged with a drug crime, violent crime, sex crime, or any other misdemeanor or felony in Alabama’s state or federal courts, Kirk Drennan Law can help. Defending your case is about more than just keeping you out of jail. Our goal is to avoid a conviction that will follow you around for years to come and weigh you down with financial and emotional consequences.
Our clients trust us to focus on strategies that will challenge the prosecution’s case and provide the best outcome possible, whether through negotiation or aggressive tactics in the courtroom. Contact our office today at 205-803-3500 to schedule a free consultation. We also offer clients affordable and flexible fee payment arrangements.
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