Alabama Homicide Arrest Defense Attorney

Skilled Alabama Homicide Attorney

If you or a loved one is charged with a serious crime such as homicide, the penalties are extremely high. If you are convicted of a Class A felony, you will be sentenced to life in prison, or even receive the death penalty.

The courts and juries in Alabama view alleged homicide very harshly, so it is in your best interest to retain smart, seasoned criminal law counsel.

I am attorney Joel L. Sogol — with 30 years of experience defending clients against such serious charges as homicide, manslaughter and federal drug crimes.

Before going into private practice, I served as a public defender in Tuscaloosa for four years, so I understand what goes on behind the scenes with the police, in the courts and the District Attorney's office, and on what basis charges are brought.

If you or your loved one is a "person of interest" or has been formally charged, call me at my law offices in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to schedule a free initial consultation as soon as possible. Contact me online or call 205-409-3188.

Defending Clients Accused of Murder

After you have scheduled your initial consultation, we will meet to discuss the charges. There are a number of ways I can approach murder defense:

  • Insanity or reduced mental capacity
  • Self-defense
  • Defense of a loved one
  • Lack of intent to kill

My goal is to get the homicide charges reduced or dismissed. Manslaughter is a lesser charge, but still carries a sentence up to 10 years in prison.

When I defend someone against murder charges, I go all out. I examine evidence brought against you and interview witnesses. Throughout the process I see whether your rights during arrest and afterwards were violated, and whether your request for a lawyer was respected.

Real Courtroom Are Not Like TV Dramas

It is an irony of the law that I do not need to prove that you didn't do it. The State needs to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. I do everything I can to reveal reasonable doubt and weaken the State's case.

If you have been charged with homicide or manslaughter, please call my law offices in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. You can be assured of aggressive, hard-hitting defense of all charges. Contact me soon, so that I protect your rights and defend you.