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Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense Lawyer in Birmingham

Representing Clients Who Are Facing Criminal Charges in Jefferson County

If you have been charged with a crime or are involved in a criminal investigation, it is in your best interest to seek guidance and representation from an experienced and aggressive Birmingham criminal defense attorney who committed to protecting your rights.

What is a Defense Attorney?

A defense attorney is a professional in the legal system who provides representation to those who have been accused of committing a crime. Their primary role is to deliver legal counsel and advocacy to the defendant during the entirety of the criminal justice process. They are responsible for ensuring that their client's rights are protected and that they obtain a fair trial. They work to build a strong defense strategy by investigating the facts of the case, gathering and reviewing evidence, interviewing possible witnesses, and analyzing the prosecution's case against their client. Attorney Joe Ingram will do just that.

At Ingram Law, LLC, you will be working with a former D.A. with a successful track record as a defender and a trial-tested advocate who will answer your calls 24/7. Our Birmingham criminal defense services are comprehensive – we believe in educating clients on their rights, responsibilities, and options throughout our work on their case. For example, we can advise you on whether or not you should post a cash bond or apply for a property bond, or explore the option of sealing your case as a Youthful Offender if you are under the age of 21, which might allow you more freedom when looking for a job or higher education opportunities.

Are you facing criminal charges? Call Ingram Law, LLC today at (205) 335-2640 or contact the firm online to schedule a consultation with a skilled criminal defense attorney in Birmingham.

Criminal Defense Cases I Defend Against

Regardless of whether this is your first charge, it is natural to feel anxious and confused when facing the criminal justice system. Attorney Joseph A. Ingram understands what you are going through and will be there to help you navigate the process.

He has represented people throughout Jefferson County who are facing a wide range of criminal charges, including:

DUI/DWI Conviction in Alabama

Alabama prohibits anyone from driving or being in actual physical control of a vehicle:

  • with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or more, or
  • while under the influence of drugs, alcohol or any impairing substance to a degree that renders the person incapable of safely driving a vehicle.

On a first conviction, the defendant could face up to 1 year in prison, $600-$2,100 in fines, 90 days of license suspension, and use of an ignition interlock device (IID) for 6 months. Note that this is extended to 2 years for those with a BAC of .15% or more, passenger under age 14, injury accident, or BAC test refusal. Visit our page on DUI/DWI to learn more about subsequent offenses.

Common Defenses For DUI/DWI

Some common defenses we could argue to fight your case include claiming:

  • you were not actually under the influence of alcohol or drugs (had a medical condition that produced the same effect);
  • unreliable test results (inadmissible evidence);
  • simply poor or reckless driving;
  • unlawful arrest;
  • police failed to follow proper procedures.

Internet Crimes in Alabama

Attorney Ingram’s deep knowledge of criminal defense and internet crimes equips him with the skill to handle your internet-related crime. Ingram Law, LLC takes on the following types of internet cases:

  • Computer hacking
  • Possession or distribution of child pornography
  • Illegal file sharing
  • Cyber-stalking
  • Identity theft
  • Fraud
  • Credit card theft
  • Online sex crimes
  • Internet piracy
  • Social engineering
  • Copyright violations
  • Solicitation

Attorney Ingram can take on a number of different defense strategies to fight your charge. For instance, we could argue that the actions taken were committed within the scope of your lawful employment. You can trust that you will be working with a Birmingham criminal defense lawyer with proven experience in this area who has the diligence and attention to detail needed to fight for your defense.

Why Hire a Former Prosecutor?

After getting arrested, one of the first things you should do is hire a Birmingham criminal defense lawyer to represent you. A former prosecutor like Attorney Ingram can even better represent you, as they have the experience of litigating on the other side and can thus anticipate what the prosecution might bring against you in court.

In summary, the following are a few reasons why you should hire a former prosecutor as your criminal defense attorney in Birmingham, AL:

  • Extensive knowledge of both sides of the court – A former prosecutor understands how the State prepares for cases in order to obtain a conviction and can use that knowledge to help develop an effective and personalized defense strategy for their clients.
  • Trial-tested experience – Many people do not know that most cases are settled before trial. State prosecutors spend most of their time at trial and effectively manage a heavy case load.
  • Familiarity with local courts – Many former prosecutors end up handling cases in the same county where they worked for the District Attorney. This means they have already built close relationships with local judges and prosecutors and understand how each of them decides and handles certain cases.

Attorney Ingram formerly served as an Assistant District Attorney in Baldwin County and was also a panel member of the Criminal Justice Act panel for the Northern District of Alabama.

Contact An Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney Today

If you are facing criminal charges, you need a Birmingham criminal defense lawyer to represent your side of the story. Just because you have been arrested or charged with a crime does not mean you should lose any constitutional right. At Ingram Law, LLC, our Birmingham criminal defense lawyer will craft proactive and comprehensive criminal defense strategies backed by years of experience and a successful track record. In Alabama, the prosecution has the burden of proving their case beyond a reasonable doubt, and our team is able to identify the more vulnerable areas of the prosecution’s case against you. At Ingram Law, LLC you can trust that you are in good hands.

Contact Ingram Law, LLC today to get started on your defense with our criminal defense lawyer in Birmingham.

Get to Know Your Attorney

Learn More About Joe Ingram

Birmingham Criminal Defense Attorney Mr. Ingram is a native of Birmingham, Alabama. After earning his Bachelor’s Degree from Samford University, he worked for Alabama Power in Corporate Accounting. Mr. Ingram earned his law degree from Birmingham School of Law in 2002. While attending law school, Mr. Ingram worked as a law clerk in the Office of District Attorney for the Tenth Judicial Circuit in Jefferson County, Alabama. He has also served as an Assistant District Attorney in Baldwin County.

    Proven Track Record

    Hear From Our Satisfied Clients
      "He was very communicative about any and every question I had or any updates he had for me."
      I definitely would use him again if the need arises for me.
      - David
      "A wonderful attorney"
      Mr . Ingram is a very knowledgeable attorney and understanding. He worked out a wonderful deal.
      - Angela Jackson
      "Absolutely Great!"
      Mr. Ingram deals with complicated cases and makes you feels at ease with a resolution. He looks out for your best interest. Honest and empathetic to your needs.
      - Anonymous
      "Definitely a great attorney !"
      I had a issue that I needed an attorney to help me with. Mr. Ingram was the man to call upon. He answered my calls day and night. I would definitely recommend him!
      - Joe
      "Excellent, Just Plain Excellent"
      Joe Ingram was the perfect attorney my wife and I needed as we faced being deposed in our ex-son-in-law’s child custody litigation. His broad experience made it easy for him to walk us through the process, provide guidance on answering questions, and counsel us on the preparation of requested documents. As a result, my wife and I confidently entered the deposition with little or no trepidation. Really, I cannot say enough nice things about him. I just know that if I ever need an attorney or legal advice in the future, he’ll be the one I call first.
      - Edgar Smith, USAF Retired
      "Gets the Job Done"
      Thankful I chose to work with Joseph Ingram. He knows the law, made my case a priority and got the job done. Very Competent and trustworthy. I would 100% recommend Joeseph Ingram and work with him again.
      - GClark Johnson
      If you ever find yourself in need of an exceptional lawyer that goes above and beyond Joe Ingram is that person. I personally found myself calling Joe on weekends, day, night, it did not make any difference. He always made himself available. Joe worked diligently for two years on my husband’s case and through it all kept us calm with continuously assurance “it’s going to be okay”. His case did come out much better than either of us could have imagined. I cannot begin to express my gratitude and appreciation to Joe.
      - Ms. Franklin
      My first meeting with Joe I felt as if I could trust him completely. I had a thousand questions and he patiently explained in an understandable way to me the answers. Joe took on my case. I was continually kept in the loop of the progress and of any issues along the way. Joe is an amazing attorney and a super nice person. I would highly recommend Joe if you ever need the best. Thank You Joe K. Franklin
      - Ken

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