Aggressive Attorney For Defendants Charged with Violent Crimes
What exactly are “violent crimes” in Alabama? Well, let us look at it this way – the state of Alabama prohibits a person from possessing a firearm with a barrel of less than 12 inches (in other words, a pistol) if he or she has been convicted of a violent crime, and according to Alabama law, such violent crimes include actual or attempted acts of the following:
- Manslaughter (not including vehicular manslaughter)
- Assault with intent to rob, ravish or murder
At the Eversole Law Firm in Birmingham, Alabama, we handle all of these kinds of violence crimes cases and much more. We defend clients in Birmingham, the surrounding areas, and all throughout the state of Alabama, including such places as Shelby, Madison, and Jefferson counties. It's also worth noting, since we mentioned ex-felon gun possession as a way into our discussion of violent crimes, that we also defend cases of people charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm (often a case of misunderstanding). Our crack legal team has a long history of victories involving violent crimes cases, and we take pride in the knowledge that our hard work has led to a second chance in so many deserving people's lives.
Murder and Manslaughter
Homicide is the most grave of violent crimes, and our firm's founder, Steven D. Eversole, approaches no other case with a stronger combination of technical preparation and fierce court room style. If you're accused of being responsible for the loss of someone's life, then you stand to suffer some of the harshest penalties under Alabama law. Murder (the taking of life by intent or gross negligence) is a Class A felony, and the state of Alabama does have capital punishment, so you face either life in prison or the death penalty. Manslaughter (taking life in the heat of passion, for example, or recklessly yet not with the extreme indifference that amounts to murder) is a lesser offense, a Class B felony that brings with it up to 20 years in prison. There are lesser grades of homicide still, such as criminally negligent homicide or DUI homicide, both of which you an learn more about by perusing Steven Eversole's criminal defense blog and DUI defense blog – the only ones of their kind maintained by an Alabama attorney!
Rape and Sexual Assault
Sex crimes cover a wide range of charges, but the ones most associated with violence are rape and other types of sexual assault. These constitute serious allegations that can have implications for you beyond the courtroom (your standing in your community, your job, etc.). Steven Eversole has a successful track record aggressively defending the rights and interests of clients facing such charges. To learn more about the laws covering rape, sexual assault, and other violent sex crimes cases handled by the Eversole Law Firm, we encourage you to explore Steven's more expansive sex crimes website. We also encourage you to contact us for a free initial consultation to learn about the many ways in which our legal team can vigorously defend your case.