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Mobile, Alabama Attorneys Serving South Alabama

Based in Mobile, the attorneys at the Law Offices of David M. Allen fight for clients throughout south Alabama, including Mobile and Baldwin counties and the surrounding areas. Learn more below about our primary areas of practice. Call or email today for a free consultation.

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Criminal Defense

Our criminal defense practice offers experienced defense throughout the courts of south Alabama.

DUI/Alcohol Offenses

Drug and alcohol charges make up the vast majority of criminal arrests in Alabama. From Public Intoxication to Manufacturing or Trafficking drugs — our Mobile criminal defense attorneys handle it all. In every drug or alcohol-related case, the firs…

DUI: Driving Under the Influence

In Alabama, a first offense DUI (Driving Under the Influence) is classified as a Class A misdemeanor with a maximum punishment of 1-year in jail and a maximum fine of $6000.00. A DUI conviction can result in a Driver’s License suspension, loss…

Public Intoxication

In Alabama, a person commits the crime of public intoxication if he appears in a public place under the influence of alcohol, narcotics or other drug to the degree that he endangers himself or another person or property, or by boisterous and offensiv…

Drug Offenses

Drug and alcohol charges make up the vast majority of criminal arrests in Alabama. From Public Intoxication to Manufacturing or Trafficking drugs — our Mobile criminal defense attorneys handle it all. In every drug or alcohol-related case, the firs…

Possession of Marijuana

In Alabama, including Mobile and Baldwin counties, the vast majority of criminal drug arrests are marijuana based. Although possession and use of marijuana has been legalized in some form or fashion in a majority of the states and Washington, D.C., A…

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

In Alabama, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia is a Class A misdemeanor. One step below a felony offense, a Class A misdemeanor can result in up to 365 days in jail and serious fines. Although widely defined, law enforcement typically makes an arrest f…

Possession of Controlled Substance

In Alabama, Possession of Controlled Substance is a felony offense. Unlikely marijuana, an arrest for even small amounts of a controlled substance can result in life-altering consequences. Whether you are arrested for possession of cocaine, methamphe…

Distribution of Controlled Substance

In Alabama, Distribution of a Controlled Substance is a Class B Felony offense. A Distribution charge is based on the drug type and weight. When you or a loved one is arrested for the offense of Distribution of Controlled Substance, your attorney mus…

Trafficking Controlled Substance

In Alabama, Trafficking of a Controlled Substance is a very serious offense which includes Mandatory-Minimum sentences if ultimately convicted. The punishment for Trafficking varies depending on the type of illegal substance and the weight of that su…

Manufacturing of Controlled Substance

Manufacturing of Controlled Substance is a Class B Felony in Alabama, and can result in serious penalties, including jail time and large fines. Furthermore, in Alabama, mere possession of “precursor substances” can result in criminal liab…

Sex Crimes

In Alabama, there are few charges more serious than a sex offense. A conviction for a sex crime can result in a long prison sentence, registration or notification requirements and lifelong reputational harm. If you have been arrested for a sex crime…

Rape

In Alabama, the charge of Rape is a very serious offense. Rape is classified in degrees. Rape in the First Degree, or “forcible rape” occurs when a person engages in sexual intercourse of another person by forcible compulsion or with some…

Sodomy

Much like Rape, In Alabama Sodomy is a very serious offense that can result in significant prison time, massive fines, and Sex Offender registration and notification. Although the elements of Sodomy are slightly different, the practical results of a…

Sexual Misconduct

Although a misdemeanor in Alabama, a conviction for the crime of Sexual Misconduct can still result in Sex Offender Registration and Notification and jail time. A person commits the crime of sexual misconduct if he engages in sexual intercourse witho…

Sexual Torture

Similar to Rape, the crime of Sexual Torture is a serious Class A Felony in Alabama. With a potential lengthly prison sentence and mandatory Sex Offender Registration & Notification, a conviction for Sexual Torture upends your entire life. If you…

Indecent Exposure

Although a misdemeanor in Alabama, a conviction for Indecent Exposure can result in a lifetime of Sex Offender Registration and Notification requirements. A person commits the crime of indecent exposure if, with the intent to arouse or gratify sexual…

Sexual Abuse

In Alabama, the crime of Sex Abuse occurs when a person subjects another person to sexual contact by forcible compulsion or he subjects another person to sexual contact who is incapable of consent by reason on being physically helpless or mentally in…

Public Lewdness

In Alabama, a person commits the crime of public lewdness if he exposes himself in a public place and is reckless about whether another may be present who will be offended or alarmed by his act; or he does any lewd act in a public place which he know…

School Employee Sex Offenses

In Alabama, state law prohibits a school employee from engaging in a sex act with a student under the age of 19 years, regardless if the student consented to the sexual act. This law is currently being challenged on Constitutional grounds, however if…

Child Pornography

There is nothing more devastating to any person than being falsely accused of a child pornography offense. Alabama law differentiates between mere possession, possession with intent to distribute, and production/manufacturing.  Simple possession of…

Child Sex Offenses

Sex Abuse of a Child less than 12 years old is a serious and devastating charge in the State of Alabama. A Class B Felony, any conviction would result in serious prison time and if ever released, one could expect a lifetime of Registration and Notifi…

Registration & Notification

Violent Crimes

Although frequently the result of an over-zealous prosecution, being arrested for a violent crime can have both short-term and long term consequences. A conviction for a violent crime may result in loss of freedom, loss of the right to vote or posses…

Domestic Violence (1st Degree; 2nd Degree; 3rd Degree)

Like other violent offenses, a Domestic Violence conviction can have lifelong consequences, jail or prison time and serious fines and court costs. But a Domestic Violence conviction may also result in the permanent loss of your 2nd Amendment right to…

Assault

The criminal charge of assault ranges from misdemeanor, to high-level felony depending on which degree is charged. Generally speaking, a person commits the crime of assault if, with the intent to cause physical injury to another person, he causes phy…

Menacing

Menacing (Alabama Code 13A-6-23) occurs when a person, by physical action, intentionally places or attempts to place another person in fear of imminent serious physical injury. Often recognized as a precursor to an Assault charge, Menacing is a Class…

Reckless Endangerment

Frequently charged in municipal courts, the criminal offense of Reckless Endangerment (Alabama Code 13A-6-24) occurs when a person engages in conduct which creates a substantial risk of serious injury to another person. Importantly, the “seriou…

Kidnapping (1st Degree) (2nd Degree)

Under Alabama Code 13A-6-43, the charge of Kidnapping is a very serious offense with a lengthly prison term and heavy fines if convicted. A person commits the crime of kidnapping in the first degree if he abducts another person with into to 1) hold h…

Manslaughter

Pursuant to Alabama Code 13A-6-3, A person commits the crime of Manslaughter if he recklessly causes the death of another person, or he causes the death of another person under circumstances that would constitute murder; except, that he causes the de…

Criminally Negligent Manslaughter

            Manslaughter (Alabama Code 13A-6-3) occurs if a person:  Recklessly causes the death of another person Causes the death of another person under circumstances that would constitute murder under Section 13A-6…

Murder

            Murder (Alabama Code 13A-6-2) is committed when a person engages in one of the following: Intent to cause the death of another person, he or she causes the death of that person or of another person.  He or…

Stalking

            A person who intentionally and repeatedly follows/harasses another person and makes a threat, either expressed or implied, with the intent to place that person in reasonable fear of death or harm is considere…

Human Trafficking

Property Crimes

Property crimes range from simple shoplifting to armed robbery and anywhere in between. If you or a loved one has been arrested for any of the following property-related crimes in Mobile, Bay Minette, or any other city in Alabama, CALL (251) 301-0362…

Theft of Property

            Theft of Property (Alabama Code 13A-8-2) Occurs when: A person knowingly obtains unauthorized control over the property of another, with intent to deprive the owner of his or her property. Knowingly obtains…

Theft of Lost Property

            Theft of lost property (Alabama Code 13A-8-6) occurs when: A person actively obtains control over the property of another which he knows to have been lost or mislaid. To have been delivered under a mistake a…

Theft of Services

            Theft of services (Alabama Code 13A-8-10) occurs when: A person intentionally obtains services known by him to be available only for compensation by deception, threat, false token or other means to avoid pay…

Theft of Trademarks

            A person commits the crime of “theft of trade secrets or trademarks” (Alabama Code 13A-8-10.4) if, without the owner’s effective consent, he knowingly: Steals a trade secret Makes a copy of…

Cargo Theft

            Cargo theft (Alabama Code 13A-8-18.6) is committed when a person knowingly obtains unauthorized control over either of the following: A vehicle engaged in commercial transportation of cargo or an appurtenanc…

Breaking & Entering

Extortion

            Extortion (Alabama Code 13A-8-13) is committed when a person knowingly obtains by threat control over the property of another, with intent to deprive him of the property. Extortion in the first degree (Alaba…

Receiving Stolen Property

            Receiving stolen property (Alabama Code 13A-8-16) is committed when: An individual intentionally receives, retains or disposes of stolen property knowing that it has been stolen or having reasonable grounds…

Robbery

            Robbery in the first degree (Alabama Code 13A-8-41) is committed when:  a person violates Section 13A-8-43 (see below under category robbery in the third degree) individual is armed with a deadly or dangero…

White Collar Crimes

Attempts & Conspiracies

            An individual is guilty of attempt (Alabama Criminal Code 13A-4-2) to commit a crime if one does any covert act towards the commission of a specific offense, with the intent to commit this offense. An attem…

Federal Crimes

Civil Forfeiture

Civil Forfeiture occurs when law enforcement attempts to seize your property after an arrest. In Alabama, law enforcement may attempt to keep your property even if you are never convicted of the crime. This can result in loss of money, automobiles, b…

Personal Injury

Car Accidents

18-Wheeler Accidents

Slip & Falls

Wrongful Death

Work Accidents

Motorcycle Accidents

Products Liability

Insurance Disputes

Construction Disputes

PEX Piping Litigation

DUI/Alcohol Offense

Post-Conviction Relief

Probation Revocations

District Court Appeals

Municipal Court Appeals

Direct Appeals

Rule 32 Appeals

Habeas Corpus Petitions

Restoration of Rights

Parole Hearings

Expungements

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Attorney David M. Allen was born on a U.S. Navy base in Okinawa, Japan, the son of a Navy Veteran. He later attended public schools in Baldwin County, Alabama and graduated from Spring Hill College in Mobile. He has worked on high profile Criminal De…

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