ELIZABETH HUNTER LAW FIRM is a full service personal injury and criminal defense law firm representing clients in all types of legal matters. We exclusively handle these types of criminal defense cases; DUI, Domestic Violence, Theft, Drug related offenses, Felonies, Municipal Violations, and Traffic Violations.
Domestic Violence; If the victim and the person accused of committing the crime are in (or were in) what Alabama calls a domestic relationship, then the crime is called a "Domestic Violence Crime." These charges can range from felonies to misdemeanors There are three degrees of domestic violence crimes in Alabama: first, second and third degree.
Assault and Battery
Assault/Battery: Assault or Battery is committed when one person physically strikes or attempts to physically strike another, or when they act in a threatening manner to put another in fear of immediate harm. It is important to note that intent is a necessary element of these crimes.
Property Offenses: Property crimes include many common crimes relating to theft or destruction of someone else's property. They can range from lower level offenses such as shoplifting or vandalism to high-level felonies including armed robbery and arson.
Traffic Violations: In Alabama, there are various types of traffic related offense. These offenses are usually Failure to yield right-of-way, Following too closely, Running a stop sign, Failure to wear a seat belt, Improper passing, etc. Alabama considers traffic tickets to be criminal offenses.
DUI/DWI: A person convicted of a felony DUI in Alabama will be sentenced to no less than one year and a day. A person convicted of a misdemeanor DUI in Alabama will be sentenced to no more than one year. In Alabama, a 0.08 percent or more by weight of alcohol in his or her blood is considering under the Influence.
Sex Crimes: In Alabama, a number of different offenses fall into the sex crimes category, but they generally involve illegal or coerced sexual conduct against another individual. People convicted of sex crimes, regardless of severity, are considered “sex offenders” by their respective state and face having their names added to state and federal sex offender registries.
Drug Crimes: Drug related offenses ranges from Felony to Misdemeanor charges. Certain illicit drugs, such as cocaine and methamphetamine, are restricted at both the federal and state level. This includes the manufacturing, cultivation, trafficking, distribution and possession of these substances.
Homicides: When someone takes the life of another, regardless of intent or other details surrounding the incident, it is called a homicide. Homicide is not always a crime, such as in cases of self-defense or the state-sanctioned execution of certain convicted criminals.
Probation/Parole Violations: If the court finds that you violated the terms of your probation, the court may revoke, modify, or continue your probation. Probation shall not be revoked for violation of a condition or regulation if the probationer had not received a written copy of the condition or regulation.
ELIZABETH HUNTER LAW FIRM is a full service personal injury and criminal defense law firm representing clients in all types of legal matters. We exclusively handle these types of personal injury matters; auto accidents, medical malpractice lawyer, wrongful death, premise liability, products liability, pedestrian accidents, and workers compensation cases.
Auto Accident: An auto accident occurs when a vehicle collides with another vehicle, pedestrian, animal, road debris, or other stationary obstruction, such as a tree, pole or building. Often times, it is the result of negligence. In the state of Alabama, a person cannot recover if they are even one percent responsible for causing their own injuries. This rule only applies to individuals who are over the age of 14.
Dog Bite: An owner of a Dog bite can be liable for any physical injuries caused by their dog, especially if the owner knew of the dogs propensity to be viscous. These injuries can include scars, lacerations, and or permanent disfigurement.
Wrongful Death: Wrongful death is a claim against a person who can be held liable for a death and the claim is usually brought by a close relative. In the state
of Alabama, a personal representative of the deceased party must bring the claim
on behalf of the deceased party.