Criminal Law

Criminal Law

Have you been charged with a crime and need some representation? We would love to help you through this very scary time.

Whether you are facing a DUI charge, misdemeanor criminal charge, or felony criminal charge, we would love to help. We can assist you in the state Municipal Courts, District Courts, or Circuit Courts as well as the Federal District Courts in the Northern and Middle Districts of Alabama.

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Criminal Justice Attorney in Guntersville, AL

When you’re faced with criminal charges or an arrest, it’s only natural to feel scared and alone. If you’ve recently been charged with a crime, calm your fears and give yourself defense options by turning to Paul A. Seckel Attorney At Law, a criminal lawyer in Guntersville, AL. Paul A. Seckel Attorney At Law can handle all types of criminal law cases, including:

  • Drug crimes
  • Violent crimes
  • Sex crimes
  • White collar crimes
  • Juvenile crimes
  • DUI
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Whether you’re facing a traffic infraction at the state level or have been arrested for a federal crime, Paul A. Seckel Attorney At Law is prepared to litigate your case. During your legal proceedings, Paul A. Seckel Attorney At Law will serve as your advocate and offer you ongoing support. Paul A. Seckel Attorney At Law will fight for you to receive a fair trial, challenge any evidence that is illegally obtained, and make certain that your defense is presented as strongly as possible. Additionally, Paul A. Seckel Attorney At Law will:

  • Carefully investigate your case to uncover evidence
  • Interview all parties involved, including police
  • Bring in witnesses, when appropriate, to testify on your behalf
  • Present you with defense options to help you combat your charges
  • Negotiate with prosecutors to have your charges or sentence reduced, if possible

To learn more about Paul A. Seckel Attorney At Law’s criminal law services, call today to set up an initial case evaluation.

In Alabama, here are the statutory  sentences for misdemeanors:

Section 13A-5-7

Sentences of imprisonment for misdemeanors and violations.

(a) Sentences for misdemeanors shall be a definite term of imprisonment in the county jail or to hard labor for the county, within the following limitations:

(1) For a Class A misdemeanor, not more than one year.

(2) For a Class B misdemeanor, not more than six months.

(3) For a Class C misdemeanor, not more than three months.

(b) Sentences for violations shall be for a definite term of imprisonment in the county jail, not to exceed 30 days.

In Alabama, here are the statutory  sentences for felonies:

Section 13A-5-6

Sentences of imprisonment for felonies.

(a) Sentences for felonies shall be for a definite term of imprisonment, which imprisonment includes hard labor, within the following limitations:

(1) For a Class A felony, for life or not more than 99 years or less than 10 years.

(2) For a Class B felony, not more than 20 years or less than 2 years.

(3) For a Class C felony, not more than 10 years or less than 1 year and 1 day.

(4) For a Class A felony in which a firearm or deadly weapon was used or attempted to be used in the commission of the felony, or a Class A felony criminal sex offense involving a child as defined in Section 15-20-21(5), not less than 20 years.

(5) For a Class B or C felony in which a firearm or deadly weapon was used or attempted to be used in the commission of the felony, or a Class B felony criminal sex offense involving a child as defined in Section 15-20-21(5), not less than 10 years.

(b) The actual time of release within the limitations established by subsection (a) of this section shall be determined under procedures established elsewhere by law.

(c) In addition to any penalties heretofore or hereafter provided by law, in all cases where an offender is designated as a sexually violent predator pursuant to Section 15-20-25.3, or where an offender is convicted of a Class A felony criminal sex offense involving a child as defined in Section 15-20-21(5), and is sentenced to a county jail or the Alabama Department of Corrections, the sentencing judge shall impose an additional penalty of not less than 10 years of post-release supervision to be served upon the defendant’s release from incarceration.

(d) In addition to any penalties heretofore or hereafter provided by law, in all cases where an offender is convicted of a sex offense pursuant to Section 13A-6-61, 13A-6-63, or 13A-6-65.1, when the defendant was 21 years of age or older and the victim was six years of age or less at the time the offense was committed, the defendant shall be sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.

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