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Violent Crimes

Q. What is a violent crime under Alabama law?

A. Alabama defines violent offenses. here in Section 12 – 25 – 32 (15) Code of Alabama. This list is not exhaustive, and other crimes may be added in the future.

Q: What are the consequences of being convicted of a violent crime?

A. Violent crimes are treated more seriously than non-violent offenses in most circumstances. The risk of a prison sentence increases exponentially the more violent the crime. Additionally, a conviction for a violent crime will affect many of your other rights, such as your right to possess a firearm, and can impact your ability to maintain or secure employment. These connections also can affect you and other unanticipated ways, such as your ability to borrow money, and they may hinder your ability and issues such as child custody or may adversely affect you should you need to testify in a legal matter.

Q. Can a violent crime charge be expunged?

A. Possibly. If a person was charged with a violent crime and they were found not guilty, or the charge was dismissed, they may petition for an expungement.

A conviction for a violent crime may be expunged if the convicted person obtains a pardon.

Q. Can you help me if I'm charged with a violent crime?

A. Yes. We will evaluate your case and determine your best options. It may be possible to avoid a conviction or to minimize your consequences. If you are charged with a crime, you should speak with competent legal counsel as quickly as possible. If you can, speak with an attorney prior to speaking with the police, this may make a significant difference not only in whether or not you are charged but what you are charged with or how your case will proceed.

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