Mobile, Alabama State Crimes and Municipal Court Defense Attorney
Alabama criminal defense attorney Ginger Poynter has extensive experience representing individuals in Mobile and Baldwin County, Alabama charged with crimes at both the misdemeanor and felony levels. State statutes for particular offenses describe whether the offense is a misdemeanor or a felony, and what type of sentence could be imposed (fines and jail times) for a conviction. Often times, similar acts can be charged as felonies or misdemeanors depending upon the value of the property involved, an accused’s criminal record, the presence or absence of violence, and other factors. Generally, a person convicted of a misdemeanor can be sentenced to up to a year in jail, while felony convictions can result in prison sentences from one year to life, depending upon the offense, as well as the death penalty in capital cases.
Below is more information on Alabama felonies and misdemeanors in state and municipal court, and ways in which the Law Office of Ginger Poynter can help.
State crimes and felonies
Crimes at the state level are defined in the Alabama Criminal Code (Title 13A) and contain many different categories such as Offenses Involving Danger to the Person, Offenses Involving Damage to Property, and Offenses Involving Theft. Every criminal offense defined by statute includes certain elements which must be proven by the prosecutor in order to convict the person accused of the crime. These elements generally include the person’s mental state or intent as well as certain facts which must be established to prove the crime.
At the Law Office of Ginger Poynter, our experienced Alabama criminal defense attorneys thoroughly investigate the alleged offense and develop a strategy that includes all available defenses. Under our criminal justice system, if the state cannot meet its burden of proving the elements of the offense beyond a reasonable doubt, the accused can and should go free. We help people charged with a wide range of Alabama misdemeanor and felony offenses, including all of the following:
- DUI – drunk driving, driving under the influence, driving while intoxicated (DWI)
- Theft – shoplifting, burglary, theft of property, theft of services, receiving stolen property
- Assault & violent crimes – simple assault, aggravated assault, battery, domestic violence, homicide
- Drugs – possession with intent to distribute, cultivation or manufacture, selling or distribution
Mobile, Alabama Municipal Court Representation
The municipal courts do more than just handle traffic citations. Alabama’s municipal courts have jurisdiction over violations of municipal ordinances as well as criminal misdemeanor offenses which occur within the jurisdiction of the city police. Attorney Ginger Poynter has substantial experience representing persons in Mobile municipal court charged with offenses such as the following:
- Class “C” misdemeanors (aka tickets) for Public Intoxication
- Minor in Possession
- Harassing Communications
- Failure to Obey
- Giving a False Name
Get Help Today with Alabama Misdemeanor and Felony Offenses
If you have been arrested and charged with a misdemeanor or felony offense in Mobile, Alabama municipal court or Baldwin County court, contact the Law Office of Ginger Poynter for immediate assistance.