Birmingham Criminal Defense Lawyers
The Cochran Firm1929 3rd Avenue North, Suite 800
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
(205) 445-1313 or(800) THE-FIRM
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Law Firm OverviewThe Cochran Firm is nationally recognized law firm with the deserved reputation and expertise to defend all criminal charges in Birmingham. Their extensive record of successful cases and proven experience give them the aggressive edge when it comes to defending their clients.
Our Birmingham criminal defense lawyers are all trial tested and experienced in all facets of Alabama criminal law. We have vast experience defending clients against state and federal prosecution; and all of our attorneys are part of a legal team that—for more than forty years—has been adding to a reputation for excellence in criminal defense. Whatever charges you face, we have attorneys who will defend you.
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Accounting Fraud; Bankruptcy Fraud; Medicare and Medicaid Fraud; Forgery; Securities Fraud; Forgery; Counterfeiting; Marijuana Charges; Home Invasion; Federal Crimes; Gun Crimes; Misdemeanors; Appeals & Post-conviction Relief.
Areas of Law Description
The scope of our practice includes:
- Personal Injury
Our Birmingham Alabama law firm has been focusing on personal injury, auto accident cases, criminal defense and civil law for decades. All of our attorneys are deeply experienced and highly sought after due to our record of success getting compensation and justice for our clients in Alabama personal injury cases. If you have been injured in an automobile accident or you have suffered—for any reason—because someone else was negligent in their responsibilities, we will fight for your rights. You deserve justice and compensation.
- Burglary & Home Invasion
Contact us for the criminal defense lawyer you deserve against charges of robbery or home invasion in Birmingham. Don’t face the possibility of decades in prison and a permanent mark on your criminal record without a rigorous defense. Don’t face such penalties without one of the Alabama home invasion criminal lawyers at the Cochran Law Firm protecting your freedom. Birmingham police may have violated your rights. You may face accusations that cannot be supported. You may be in possession of stolen merchandise that you did not know was stolen. You may be suffering through a case of mistaken identity. You may be accused of being an accomplice in a robbery in which you had no part. Contact us immediately to get a lawyer fighting for your rights.
- Domestic Violence
Our criminal defense law firm can offer you comprehensive answers to all of your questions about Alabama domestic violence law. We know how to best defend your rights because we have the legal knowledge, experience, and commitment you would expect of defense attorneys at the Cochran Law Firm.
- Driving Under the Influence / Vehicular Homicide
We have been practicing DUI defense and vehicular manslaughter defense in Alabama for decades. In that time we have helped thousands of clients defend their freedom. Our criminal defense attorneys in Alabama know how to create a defense that will question the evidence, interrogate the arrest procedure, and look for holes in the prosecution’s case against you. The stakes are high in Birmingham vehicular homicide cases. Your defense attorney knows this.
- Drug Offenses
Contact a legal team with decades of experience defending the people of Alabama from drug related criminal prosecution. Prescription drug crimes, marijuana charges, crack cocaine, methamphetamine—whatever substance and whatever the charges are, our Birmingham drug crimes attorneys are more than skilled at defending your rights. Whether you face local Birmingham drug charges, Alabama State related drug crimes’ charges, or your case involves a federal crime, we have the resources, the experience, and the history of success to defend you.
There is no more serious crime than murder. In Alabama, if you are convicted of murder, you confront the possibility of state ordered execution. The death penalty is a very real possibility if you are found guilty of homicide. Why face such a possibility without the right Alabama homicide lawyers on your side? Call us for an experienced attorney in Birmingham who knows the high stakes and the deep complexity of a homicide trial in Alabama.
- Sex Crimes
If you have been arrested for a sex crime in Alabama, you are already experiencing enough anxiety: you may be facing decades in prison, damage to your professional life, abuse to your reputation, huge financial consequences and the possibility of registering as a sex offender for the rest of your life. There is no reason to face these consequences alone or to face them with a defense attorney who judges you for the alleged crimes. At the Cochran Law Firm, our criminal defense lawyers are not concerned with judging you. They are concerned with only one thing: protecting your Constitutional rights.
- Rape and Statutory Rape
The Cochran Law Firm in Birmingham has a national presence and well-deserved reputation for waging rigorous defense of our clients. Whatever sexual criminal charges you face, defense attorneys at our firm will use all of our vast resources to defend you against charges of sexual assault, sexual misconduct, and any sex crime charge in Alabama.
- Child Sex Crimes
At the Cochran Law Firm, we know the serious issues involved with Alabama sex crimes that involve children. Charges of sex crimes that involve a child or minor—including statutory rape—may lead to catastrophic penalties in Alabama and may even be considered federal crimes: the potential for a lifetime spent in prison, federal criminal penalties that can influence your life wherever you go, and the possibility of paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines and restitution. These may also be combined with a social stigma that will disrupt your personal life and, perhaps, ruin your professional life. There is no need to face these penalties without an experienced attorney on your side. Call us to speak with a Montgomery child sex crimes lawyer. We will use all the power that the law allows to protect your freedom.
- Prostitution & Solicitation
Contact the Cochran Law Firm if you have been arrested for soliciting sex for money or you have been arrested for prostitution in Birmingham. We have been defending clients in Alabama against a wide variety of sex crimes for decades. Our experience will be used to your advantage if you face criminal prosecution for charges related to prostitution or solicitation or related sex crimes. There is no sex crimes case in Alabama that our criminal lawyers cannot face.
- White Collar Crimes
When Alabama’s HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy was under investigation for massive corporate fraud by the United States Department of Justice, he relied on Birmingham White collar crimes lawyer, Jim Parkman for his defense. While being defended by Mr. Parkman and while being aggressively pursued by the U.S. prosecutors, Mr. Scrushy was acquitted of all charges in that multi-million dollar accounting fraud case. As an attorney with the Cochran Law Firm, Mr. Parkman adds to the long list of exceptional defense attorneys available to you when you contact us.
- Drug Trafficking
When you contact the Cochran Law Firm, you will have a defense attorney with extremely deep knowledge of Alabama drug trafficking laws; you will have a lawyer with the skill and experience to fight aggressive prosecutors; and you will have a legal team with the resources of a nationally prominent law firm on your side. Our experienced attorneys have represented clients in the most complex and high stakes drug cases. We protect the rights of our clients no matter what charges they face; from simple drug possession to international importation of illegal drugs, we have the resources to protect you from the most belligerent prosecutors and law enforcement officers.
- Drug Possession
We will defend your rights if you face marijuana charges because you may face serious penalties especially if you are suspected of drug trafficking. However, our drug defense lawyers are also extremely skilled in defending clients accused of
• Prescription drug crimes: without a valid prescription, you can be charged with drug possession.
• Heroin: in Alabama, having any amount of this drug can lead to a year in federal prison
• Cocaine: the federal government has harsh mandatory minimums related to coke. Possession may lead to a decade in prison.
• Conspiracy to commit a drug crime related to possession: sales, importation, or manufacturing
• Driving under the influence: drug possession charges may be related to a stop for DUI in Birmingham
- Prescription Drug Crimes
For more than 40 years, we have been protecting citizens’ rights throughout the nation. Now we can protect yours. Contact us if you have been arrested for a prescription drug crime in Birmingham, Anniston or all Alabama. Our attorneys are among the most experienced in the nation and will use their considerable skill and the vast resources of the firm to defend you against
• Prescription forgery charges
• Charges of “doctor shopping”
• Allegations related to the transport of large amounts of prescription drugs
• Charges for intent to sell prescription drugs
• Allegations of illegal prescription drug possession
- Marijuana Charges
Our Alabama marijuana lawyers often defend clients who are shocked that their case has led them into such trouble. They may cultivate marijuana for personal use. They may have been arrested for possession for personal use. Or, they may be accused of drug trafficking or arrested for cultivation of a large amount of marijuana. Whatever charges you face, call us and we will begin formulating a legal strategy that prioritizes your freedom and your Constitutional rights.
Aggravated assault in Alabama is a serious issue even though Alabama only has “assault” designated as a formal crime. If you are looking for a defense attorney after your arrest on assault charges in Birmingham, criminal defense lawyers at the Cochran Law Firm are ready to protect your rights.
- Theft Crimes
When you call us you will be able to discuss your theft case with an experienced and highly skilled criminal defense lawyer at one of the nation’s most prominent criminal defense law firms. Whatever criminal charges you face, we can defend you. Call if you have been arrested for:
• Home invasion
• Theft involving a gun crime
• White collar theft
• Conspiracy to commit theft
• Receiving stolen property
• Criminal trespass
In Alabama, if you are arrested for shoplifting, you may face serious consequences. Depending on the value of the item in question, you may face prison time, massive fines, and probation. If you were arrested for shoplifting at a Montgomery jewelry store, arrested at a shopping mall in Birmingham, or alleged to have stolen merchandise from any store in Alabama, theft defense attorneys at the Cochran Law Firm will defend you. We will minimize your risk of harsh Alabama criminal penalties.
- Federal Crimes
At the Cochran Law Firm, our knowledge of the law is vast and our experience is deep. Over the last forty years, our criminal defense attorneys have defended clients in the most high stakes and high complexity federal criminal cases. In fact, our own Jim Parkman was the lead attorney in the largest accounting fraud case in American history.
- Gun Crimes
Our attorneys are deeply experienced in defending clients against charges in Alabama that are related to illegal firearms possession, armed robbery, murder, gun trafficking, and federal crimes that involve weapons charges. For many crimes such as assault and theft, if a gun was used to commit the crime in Alabama, prosecutors will add to the severity of punishment they will try to exact on you. Why take the risk? Contact Birmingham gun crimes attorneys at the Cochran Law Firm.
- Appeals & Post-conviction Relief
For more than four decades, criminal appeals lawyers at the Cochran Law Firm have been defending clients against a wide variety of criminal charges in Alabama. We have also helped numerous clients appeal their convictions or reduce the sentences imposed on them by Alabama and federal courts.
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