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Alabama Woman Gets 22-Years for Child Pornography

Posted in Sex Crimes
Allegations of pornography possession can result in serious charges and penalties. In a recent Alabama case, a woman has been sentenced to prison for 22 years after pleading guilty to 44 counts of child pornography possession. This is a stiff penalty, but not uncommon for individuals charged with possessing or distributing child pornography. According to … Continue Reading

High School Soccer Coach Charged With Sexual Abuse

Posted in Sex Crimes
Student-teacher, coach-player, and other adult-child relationships are often the target of sexual misconduct investigations. Though many of these allegations are legitimate, it is also not uncommon for teachers to face damaging false accusations that can result in criminal penalties, a sabotaged reputation, and the end of a teaching career. In a recent case, a Guntersville … Continue Reading

Rise in Female Teacher Sex Crimes Charges

Posted in Sex Crimes
Nationwide there has been a rise in the number of arrests and charges made against female teachers. Criminal charges involving sex crimes can have very complicated scenarios and any defendant will likely face severe penalties, including lifetime registry as a sex offender. Even in cases of consenting adults, sex crimes offenders can face a lifetime … Continue Reading

Jefferson County Sex Crime Charges Dismissed

Posted in Sex Crimes
A man who has been imprisoned on conviction of Birmingham sex crimes has had additional charges  against him dismissed. Birmingham sex crimes defense attorneys understand that that the 77-year-old, who is already serving a 20-year sentence, was reportedly preparing to face another trial for sex abuse alleged by two girls who attended a day care … Continue Reading

Three in Shelby County Charged with Trafficking and Prostitution Crimes

Posted in Sex Crimes
Two women and a man were recently charged in Shelby County in a case of prostitution that involves allegations of human trafficking, The Birmingham News reports. Birmingham sex crimes are rarely taken lightly by police officers and prosecutors, which is why hiring Birmingham Criminal Defense Lawyers could mean the difference between significant jail or prison … Continue Reading

Andalusia Teacher Pleads Guilty in Sex Case With Student

Posted in Sex Crimes
An Andalusia middle school teacher recently pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree sodomy for performing oral sex on several students, The Andalusia Star-News reports. While it appears there is a nationwide increase in sex cases involving students and teachers, what’s important to understand is that everyone is considered innocent until proven guilty (or enters … Continue Reading

Opelika Rape Cold Case Arrest Could Have Legal Problems

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Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange recently announced the arrest of an Opelika man in connection with a 1995 rape and kidnapping, the Ledger-Enquirer reports. The newspaper reports that the 34-year-old man, who would have been around 18 at the time, was indicted by a grand jury and charged with first-degree kidnapping, first-degree rape and first-degree … Continue Reading

Phenix City Woman Avoids Jail Time in Sex Exploitation Case

Posted in Alabama Criminal Law, Sex Crimes, White Collar Crime
A Phenix City woman recently received a sentence of probation and community service in a case where she tried to extort cash from a man who allegedly paid to have sex with her daughter, the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports. Montgomery defense attorneys understand that people sometimes get desperate and make mistakes. That’s when they need an … Continue Reading

Human Trafficking, Child Sex Abuse Alleged in Alabama

Posted in Sex Crimes
Two suspects are facing charges of sexual abuse in Homewood involving a child under the age of 12, The Birmingham News reported. A Birmingham child abuse defense lawyer understands the challenges inherent in such cases. Public sentiment may be against a client before any evidence is presented. Parents must often defend themselves in the court … Continue Reading

Priest Faces Sex Crime Charges in Birmingham

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Police have arrested a minister of the Christian Life Church of Montgomery and have charged him with sexual torture and aggravated child abuse, according to The Republic. Birmingham sex crimes attorneys understand that such allegations can be devastating and have the potential to negatively affect every aspect of a defendant’s life. Certainly a substantial number … Continue Reading

Alabama Criminal Court Sentences Morgan County Teacher to Prison for Sex Crimes against Teenage Girl

Posted in Alabama Criminal Law, Sex Crimes
These days our criminal courts are filled with cases ranging from petty theft and vandalism to drug sales, grand larceny and first-degree murder. While society holds little affection for those convicted of most any crime, it holds particular disdain for offenses involving criminal sexual behavior. As a Birmingham criminal defense lawyer, I know first-hand the lengths … Continue Reading

Alabama Police Officer Avoids Jail Time because Sexual Liaison with Teenage Girl was “Consensual”

Posted in Alabama Criminal Law, Alabama Criminal Law News, Sex Crimes
Being arrested for criminal sexual behavior is bad enough, considering the social stigma associated with sex crimes. However, being convicted of a sex offense is something everyone should avoid if at all possible. Once branded as a sex offender, a person will carry with him a great burden, including life-long registration as a sex offender, … Continue Reading

Alabama Criminal Law Update: Should Retroactive Use of Sex Offender Statute be Overturned?

Posted in Alabama Criminal Law, Alabama Criminal Law News, Sex Crimes
As a Birmingham criminal defense lawyer, I have seen how the law can be used to the prosecution’s advantage. While I believe that every person accused of a crime should be considered innocent until proven guilty, I know that society can sometimes convict an individual in their own minds, as well as in the media, … Continue Reading

Birmingham Criminal Defense: Sex Offender Gets 30 Years for Sex with Teenage Girl in Andalusia

Posted in Alabama Criminal Law, Sex Crimes
Sexually-based crimes are some of the most abhorrent to the public at large. As a result, accused sexual offenders throughout Alabama typically face harsh sentences for illegal acts such as sexual assault, child pornography, pedophilia, rape and incest. Being a Birmingham criminal defense attorney serving the residents of Alabama, I understand the stigma associated with … Continue Reading

Birmingham Criminal Defense Lawyer Update: State Drops Two Charges against Alabama Man Accused of Sex Offenses

Posted in Alabama Criminal Appeals, Alabama Criminal Law, Sex Crimes
Local police and other Alabama law enforcement agencies are active on a daily basis pursuing individuals from Huntsville, Mobile, Bessemer and Tuscaloosa (among other cities) who are accused or suspected of criminal sexually behavior. Sex-based crimes are one of the more heavily prosecuted areas of criminal justice in Alabama and around the country. As a … Continue Reading

Birmingham Crime News: DeKalb County Man Accused of Porn Video Production Loses Last Alabama Criminal Appeal

Posted in Alabama Criminal Law, Sex Crimes
Across the state of Alabama, in towns and cities like Hoover, Phenix City, Huntsville and Dothan, individuals are arrested daily for crimes such as assault, theft, drug possession and criminal sexual behavior. As a Birmingham criminal defense lawyer, I understand the circumstances that can get a person caught up in the legal system. State and federal … Continue Reading

Birmingham Criminal Defense Lawyer News: Former Alabama Policeman Convicted of Raping Minor Stepdaughter in Mobile County

Posted in Alabama Criminal Law, Sex Crimes
It’s tragic when a police officer, a person charged with upholding our laws, is found to have violated the public’s trust by committing a criminal offense. Further, when any officer of the court is convicted of any crime, it hurts all of us deeply. As a Birmingham criminal defense attorney, I am committed to representing … Continue Reading
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