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Shelby County Criminal Lawyer

The criminal process in Shelby County can be lengthy and complicated. While people assume that the court television shows they watch are a good indicator of what their own experience may be, there is much more to the process than what is shown in pop culture. Everything from witness testimony to the defendant’s body language may play a role in how the judge or jury perceives them.

Get the help you need before going to court by consulting a Shelby County criminal lawyer. While it is certainly possible to represent yourself, with so much at risk including your reputation, your career, your finances, and your freedom, it could be a debilitating choice. Call an experienced attorney today to get started on your case.

Columbiana Municipal Court Columbiana Municipal Court in Shelby County, Alabama
107 Mildred Street
Columbiana, AL 35051


Examples of Criminal Offenses in Shelby County

Every criminal case is a potential challenge to a person’s rights. Since there are so many potential violations of the law, it can be difficult to know how an offense will impact someone’s future. People can face charges for a variety of offenses including:

  • Sexual assault
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug offenses
  • DUI
  • Homicide
  • Robbery
  • Rape
  • White collar crimes

The list above is only a partial list of the offenses a person may be charged with. A Shelby County criminal lawyer can help with everything from DUI arrests and misdemeanors and more serious crimes, such as assault and robbery. A seasoned attorney is used to handling criminal cases and how to build a proper defense for each one.

Shelby County District Court Shelby County District Court
112 North Main Street
Columbiana, AL 35051


Building a Defense

When a criminal case goes to trial, the individual has the opportunity to share their side of the story. This testimony is important, as it can help raise legal defenses to the criminal charges. Entrapment, duress, lack of criminal intent, mistake of fact, and alibis may all be introduced during testimony to help a person work towards the best possible outcome under their specific circumstances.

After the testimony, the prosecutor will have the opportunity to cross-examine the person. The outcome of a criminal trial depends heavily upon the strategy employed by the defense team. With that in mind, it makes sense to surround oneself with the most knowledgeable team of lawyers possible. Experienced attorneys may be able to help people construct a rock-solid defense strategy that may hold up to both the cross-examination by the prosecution and to any doubts in the minds of the judge or jury.

Speak With a Shelby County Criminal Defense Attorney Today

There are few things as stressful as facing criminal accusations and a subsequent arrest. If you are battling criminal charges, consider speaking with an aggressive Shelby County criminal lawyer who can assist you throughout this process. By working with an attorney, you can begin working towards the best possible outcome given the circumstances. A dedicated lawyer can also help you understand the intricacies of the criminal justice system while working to protect your rights.

Call today to schedule your confidential consultation. The initial appointment requires no commitment on your part. Seek legal counsel and do not risk facing criminal charges on your own.

Client Reviews
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Whitney Polson is a no-nonsense attorney who delivered exactly what he said he would on my case...thank you so much sir...I would definitely recommend anyone facing a DUI to retain this man. D.B.
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If you are looking for an attorney I must recommend Mark Polson of Polson & Polson. My case was successfully moved from a February to a December court date and was dismissed. I am extremely please with the way this firm handled the case and was able to secure the dismissal. Thank you again to Polson & Polson for your professionalism and knowledge that we needed for this situation. Best Regards to all. Julie C.
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Wow! I never could have hoped for our lawyer to work as fast as he did but Whitney was lightning fast! Very attentive to the details, never left me hanging along the journey-I used online reviews in choosing him and now I want to pass that on-if you need a lawyer (ours was a traffic court case with complications), I HIGHLY recommend this firm! Claire B.