Birmingham, Alabama, Criminal Misdemeanor and Felony Defense
If you have been arrested for a criminal offense, we want you to make the best possible decisions to protect your freedom and future. Finding a lawyer you can trust and who will work in your best interests can be critical. To discuss your situation with an experienced attorney, please contact The Oncale Firm today and take advantage of a free consultation.
If you have been accused of a criminal offense, are a student in trouble, a concerned parent, friend or relative or anyone facing the uncertain consequences that follow an arrest, seek counsel from a professional who is willing ready and able to fight for your best interests and help you formulate a strategic plan to address the problems you face. Attorney Shane Oncale will give your case the attention it deserves — and work closely with you to find and execute the criminal defense strategy best suited to your circumstances.
A Clear View of Potential Consequences and Effective Defense Strategies
A criminal conviction of any type can have a major impact on your life, whether or not you are sentenced to jail time. You may need to consider harm to your job status, future prospects, academic options, overall financial situation and reputation. From a first-offense DUI to drug charges, from fraud or embezzlement to assault or domestic violence, our first priority will be to help you understand the charges against you, the options you have in addressing those charges, the defenses that are available and the best strategy to accomplish our agreed upon goals for your defense.
We stand ready to investigate your case thoroughly, gather evidence in your favor and line up witnesses. Whether we ultimately go to trial or opt for negotiation with the district attorney, our focus will be the same, to put you in the best possible position for a favorable disposition of your case. If this is your first serious encounter with the police and courts, we offer valuable information, empathy and knowledge of available diversion programs that, depending on the circumstances, may allow you to avoid a conviction entirely and prevent the charges and disposition of your case from ever showing up on your record.
Responsive, Determined Advocacy in Family, State or Federal Court
Our firm handles misdemeanors and felonies, juvenile and adult cases, and matters in state or federal courts — for people charged in Jefferson, Shelby and St. Clair counties. We know that each client has different priorities, and that a "basic" misdemeanor drunk driving or marijuana possession conviction may be as important for you to defend against as a violent crime or drug trafficking conviction for someone else.
For honest compassionate straight forward advice, with a focus squarely on establishing a strategy designed to insure the best possible outcome for you, please contact our proven, respected law firm today.