Birmingham Lawyer for Criminal Defense, Family Law, and Workers’ Compensation Matters
Joseph A. Ingram represents people in many areas of Alabama in a wide range of legal matters. As a Birmingham criminal defense attorney, Mr. Ingram has more than a decade of experience fighting for clients in the courtroom and in the plea bargaining process. He also has a strong record of obtaining favorable results for the people whom he represents in family law or workers’ compensation matters. Our firm takes pride in helping our neighbors in their times of need.
Divorce can be stressful for everyone involved, especially in cases in which former spouses are not able to agree on issues like child custody, support, and property division. Mr. Ingram guides clients through these trying times with professionalism and dedication. For example, he can negotiate marital settlement agreements, which give divorcing spouses the chance to determine for themselves how they will resolve issues related to the split instead of leaving them up to a judge.
In some cases, a couple may want to separate without necessarily getting divorced. This option gives spouses some breathing room to determine whether they eventually want to reconcile or later move on with a full divorce. A separation agreement can also help them resolve some of the legal issues related to a separation so that solutions are already in place in the event that they ultimately decide to divorce.
Our firm has represented defendants in a variety of federal criminal cases, including those related to computer crimes, weapons offenses, or white-collar crimes like fraud, embezzlement, and identity theft. These cases usually involve the threat of significant fines and jail time. It is vital that a person charged with a federal crime seek the counsel of an experienced attorney.
We also defend people who are facing federal drug charges. These cases often involve disputes about whether federal law enforcement officers had the right to search for or seize drugs in a person’s home, car, or other location. In order to stop and question you on the street or pull your car over on the road, a police officer needs to have “reasonable suspicion” that you are committing or have recently committed a crime. An officer can also search you for weapons during a lawful stop, but only if he or she has reasonable suspicion that you are armed. To search a home, law enforcement officers generally must have a warrant supported by “probable cause” to believe that there is evidence of a crime in the vehicle or the house.
Mr. Ingram also assists people who are fighting criminal charges at the state level. Some of these involve the possession, manufacturing, distribution, cultivation, sale, or trafficking of controlled substances, such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, ecstasy (MDMA), or LSD. Even possessing prescription drugs may be illegal for someone who does not have a valid prescription for them. If you are convicted of a drug crime, you may suffer adverse consequences for your employment and educational opportunities, as well as the loss of certain rights like the right to carry a firearm. However, it is important to remember that the prosecution must prove each element of its case beyond a reasonable doubt, which is a high burden of proof. A knowledgeable drug crimes attorney like Mr. Ingram can help you craft procedural or substantive arguments as appropriate to attack the prosecution’s case.
Some of the other state crime cases that Mr. Ingram handles involve charges of identity theft, sex crimes, or DUI.
A worker who is hurt on the job generally has the right to seek workers’ compensation benefits from his or her employer. Workers’ compensation is an insurance system of sorts. Employers pay into a fund, and benefits are made available from the fund for covered workers who are injured. In order to obtain benefits, the worker needs to show that he or she was hurt as a result of an accident or illness that happened within the scope of his or her job.
Contact a Workers’ Compensation, Criminal Defense, or Family Law Attorney in Birmingham
If you are grappling with a legal issue related to a divorce, Birmingham family law lawyer Joseph A. Ingram can help. He is a seasoned attorney who also can guide you through the legal process of fighting criminal charges at the state or federal level or pursuing workers’ compensation benefits. Mr. Ingram proudly serves people in Montgomery, Mobile, Huntsville, Florence, Clanton, Scottsboro, Anniston, Ashville, and Alabaster, as well as other communities throughout Jefferson, Calhoun, Chilton, Jackson, Lauderdale, Madison, Mobile, Montgomery, Saint Clair, and Shelby Counties. We offer assistance 24 hours a day. Contact us online, at 205-438-6666, or after hours at 205-335-2640 to set up a consultation.
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