Ingram Law LLC is an experienced law firm that understandings the realities of municipal law in Alabama. Municipal law is the law specific to a precise city or county. Common crimes of a municipality can include shoplifting, DUIs, and drug charges.
Ingram Law LLC will work efficiently and expeditiously to resolve your issues. Joseph A. Ingram respects your needs and concerns, never taking them for granted. Ingram Law LLC is available to provide legal representation in municipal law as needed. It is important to remember that when people hire a lawyer, this typically has the ability to greatly reduce any court costs or fines associated with a case.
A shoplifting charge can be bigger than you imagine, depending on the value of the goods. Alabama breaks down its shoplifting charges into three categories:
Third degree theft: This type of charge is made when you are accused of stealing property whose value is between $500 and $1,499. If convicted, you could face up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $6,000.
Second degree theft: This type of charge is made when you are accused of stealing property whose value is between $1,500 and $2,500. If convicted, you could face up to one to ten years in jail and a fine of up to $15,000.
First degree theft: This type of charge is made when you are accused of stealing property whose value is exceeding $2,500. If convicted, you could face between two and twenty years in jail and a fine of up to $30,000.
Driving under the influence may result in an arrest, the loss of your license, loss of your job, or other unforeseen circumstances. Luckily, Mr. Ingram is here to help you achieve the best possible results.
Penalties for a DUI depend on whether this is your first conviction or a subsequent one. For your first conviction for a DUI, you could face up to a year in jail, between a $500 and $2,000 fine, a 90-day license suspension, and DUI school attendance. Second, third, and fourth convictions could subject you to lengthier imprisonments and higher fines.
- Drug Charges
Many drug charges are felonies, and thus, prosecuted by district and circuit courts. However, there are a few misdemeanors that fall under the municipal court’s jurisdiction.
Possession of marijuana (less than 2.2 pounds): This type of charge is punishable by up to one year in jail and up to a $6,000 fine.
Possession or sale of drug paraphernalia: This type of charge is punishable by up to one year in jail.
The important thing to remember in any of these cases is that if the case is dismissed, your legal team can then go back and have the case expunged from your criminal record. Having Ingram Law LLC on your side greatly increases the chances of his and other favorable outcomes.
Before you do anything else in your case, and certainly before you go to trial, contact us online or call Ingram Law LLC now at 205-335-2640.
Our Alabama office is located at 3 Office Park Circle Suite 230, Birmingham, AL 35223.