Your Legal Ally When Facing Charges For Violent Crimes
Those accused of committing crimes are considered innocent until proven guilty. If you have been charged with a violent crime, however, you may feel that you have been convicted in the court of public opinion even before your trial has begun. Confronting these allegations in and out of court can create a heavy burden.
This isn’t a struggle you have to face alone. Located in the Auburn area, Agricola Law, LLC, fiercely advocates for all clients facing charges for a range of criminal offenses. Led by our firm’s criminal defense attorneys, Barbi Agricola and Al Agricola, our team is dedicated to ensuring that your rights are protected throughout the legal process.
Defending You Against A Range Of Complex Charges
Licensed to practice in both Alabama and Georgia criminal courts, Barbi Agricola has deep knowledge of each state’s criminal procedures and requirements. As a result, she can examine the circumstances surrounding your arrest to determine if your rights were overlooked. Al Agricola has close to 40 years of experience trying federal and state cases. We work together to identify the best course of action to follow for a range of offenses, including:
- Assault charges, including aggravated assault and domestic violence charges
- Weapons offenses
- Sex crimes, including rape and sexual assault
Our award-winning trial lawyers target litigation strategies that focus on witness reliability among other factors. When you consult with our legal team in our office or off-site, we will examine all of the facts surrounding your case. If you’re facing a future with a felony conviction on your criminal record, the stakes are high. Work with an attorney who is recognized by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys and USAttorneys.com for her skilled representation and record of success.
Providing The Answers You Need To Know
You probably have a lot of questions running through your mind. We can give you the information you need. Below, you can read a few of the most frequently asked questions that we hear from clients in Opelika and throughout Alabama about violent criminal charges.
What are the penalties for theft charges in Alabama?
Our state has four degrees, or levels of severity, for theft. Each category has its own penalties. These include:
- First degree: A Class B felony with two to 20 years of incarceration.
- Second degree: A Class C felony with one to 10 years of incarceration.
- Third degree: A Class D felony with one to five years of incarceration.
- Fourth degree: A Class A misdemeanor with up to one year of incarceration.
We often plead down felonies to lesser felonies or to misdemeanors, resulting in much lighter sentences. In other cases, we can get the charge dismissed entirely.
What is the difference between assault and battery?
Although assault and battery are often used together, they are separate charges. Assault refers to a threat or spoken message intended to make someone fear for their safety. Battery is a physical act against someone; for example, a punch, kick or slap. The charges often accompany one another.
What happens to my gun rights if I am convicted of a violent crime?
If you are convicted of attempting to commit or committing a violent crime or misdemeanor domestic violence, the state forbids you from owning a firearm. As you can see, it is crucial that you work with a lawyer to do everything you can to avoid a conviction – or else you might lose your gun privileges.
If you have more questions – and you probably do – you can reach out and contact us. We will explain everything, from the criminal justice system to what you can expect from your charge.
Call A Lawyer About Your Criminal Charges Today
With these cases, it is crucial that you talk to an experienced defense attorney as soon as possible. Call our Opelika law office to schedule a consultation at 334-610-1064 today. You can also send us an email.