Felony Crimes A New Approach to Legal representation

Felony Lawyer in Birmingham

Defending the Accused in Jefferson & Shelby Counties, AL

Felony arrests and charges are severe legal matters with far-reaching and often life-altering consequences. These offenses are considered more serious than misdemeanors, encompassing crimes that pose significant harm to individuals or society at large. 

The gravity of a felony, whether it is a state or federal offense, is reflected in harsh penalties. These can include extensive prison sentences, substantial fines, and long-term repercussions that can affect various aspects of your life. The most significant felonies are those charged at the federal level. However, any felony arrest or charge demands the services of a trusted criminal defense lawyer.

At Elizabeth Hunter, our Birmingham felony crimes attorney brings experience, commitment, and proven legal skills to any case. Attorney Hunter is a strategic thinker who knows how to craft effective defenses. Once retained, she begins with a meticulous investigation into the facts and circumstances of the case, analyzing all factors in search of prosecutorial flaws that can be exposed and challenged. 

Her goal is to vigorously protect your constitutional rights while aggressively pursuing the most favorable results, whether that is dropped or reduced charges, lesser penalties, or an acquittal. 

Reserve your free initial consultation with our Birmingham felony defense lawyer by phone at (205) 900-3815 or contact Elizabeth Hunter online

Misdemeanors vs. Felonies in Alabama

Misdemeanors and felonies differ primarily in terms of the severity of the crime and the corresponding punishment. Misdemeanors are less severe offenses, punishable by up to one year in county jail, fines, or both. 

In contrast, felonies are major crimes resulting in sentences exceeding one year, often served in state or federal prison. Felonies also carry more severe collateral consequences than misdemeanors, such as losing certain civil rights and greater difficulty securing employment, housing, educational opportunities, and professional career licenses. For non-citizens, a felony conviction can put immigration status at risk and lead to deportation.

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Alabama Felony Classifications & Penalties

Alabama classifies felonies into four degrees with varying penalties:

Class A

Class A is the most severe classification, and it is punishable by life imprisonment or any term of not more than 99 years or less than 10 years. Fines can go up to $60,000. Examples include murder, first-degree rape, and first-degree robbery with the use of a deadly weapon or causing serious injury. 

Class B

Punishable by two to 20 years in prison and fines up to $30,000. Examples include first-degree burglary, second-degree assault, and unauthorized distribution of controlled substances such as heroin, methamphetamine, and cocaine. 

Class C

Carries one to 10 years in prison, with fines up to $15,000. Examples include property theft exceeding a value of $2,500, second-degree forgery, and possession of controlled substances in quantities that imply personal use. 

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