Criminal defense attorney John W. Cowling understands that there's more than one side to any story. At the Law Office of John W. Cowling, we help clients in Baldwin, Mobile, Escambia and Washington Counties and throughout Alabama who are accused of all types of crimes, from Driving Under the Influence (DUI) / Drug or narcotics offenses / Domestic Violence / Assault / Theft / Traffic tickets / Probation Violation to murder. And because we offer you free consultations for criminal matters, there's no need to delay in meeting with us to see how we can help you.
Being accused of a crime can be devastating. In addition to the embarrassment of being accused or even arrested, you face great uncertainty about your future and your family's well being. If you are convicted for a DUI, even if it's your first, you will lose your Alabama driver's license, and could face jail time, high fines and other penalties including having your money or property confiscated by the government. If you are accused of more serious crimes, you may go to jail or prison for many years and face thousands of dollars in fines.
And unfortunately, even after they serve their time, former convicts find that the penalties don't end. With a criminal record hanging over them, many struggle to find a new job. Many also lose basic rights, like the right to own a gun or vote, and the freedom to live where they please. With so much at stake, it only makes sense to get advice from a legal professional who understands the system and how to defend you. If you or someone you care about is facing criminal charges in Alabama, contact criminal defense lawyer John W. Cowling for help as soon as possible.
Speed is also essential in many criminal cases. Evidence and witnesses can quickly disappear, especially in cases of police misconduct. Even before you're formally arrested, things you say to law enforcement could seriously harm your case, so you should seek the advice of an attorney. And the sooner we take a case, the sooner we can begin to negotiate with prosecutors and law enforcement to reduce your charges and penalties. That's why it's important to contact John W. Cowling as soon as you know you may face criminal charges. You can call us or fill out our confidential online case evaluation form to arrange to meet at one of our offices in Loxley or Mobile.