Pleading Guilty Is Not Your Only Option

Oftentimes, people give up hope when accused of a crime because they assume pleading guilty is their only choice. This is not true. You may be anxious about what's going to happen but we can put your worries to rest. We know common tactics the other side will use and how they will approach the case, and we can use this knowledge to build a strong defense for you. We are dedicated to performing intense work and paying thorough attention to detail when creating a strategy for our clients. You should always talk to a lawyer about your options.

Our Experience Is Your Benefit

D. E. "Skip" Brutkiewicz, Jr., LLC, has handled over 50 criminal defense cases in a wide variety of areas. We take cases for any crime accusations, including:

  • DUI
  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Fraud/embezzlement
  • Shoplifting
  • Burglary/theft charges
  • Drug charges
  • Assault
  • Manslaughter
  • Homicide

Many cases can be resolved outside of court and we know how to seek a settlement effectively. However, we devote many hours to preparing our clients' cases for trial in the event that the courtroom is unavoidable. We find solutions to challenging situations. When you come to us, you are seeking prepared, professional and experienced legal help.

Criminal Defense

How A Criminal Record Impacts You

No one wants to face the penalties of a conviction but few people realize the long-lasting effects of a criminal record. A conviction stays on a criminal record for a long time, which means one conviction now could still affect someone years down the road.

If someone is charged with a crime and they still have past marks on their criminal record, they might face even harsher penalties than they otherwise would have. For example, DUI penalties become increasingly more severe for each offense on record.

Criminal records are also visible to entities such as the government, potential employers and landlords. This means a conviction could make it more difficult to find a job or housing. Depending on the nature of the conviction, it may be impossible to find employment in certain industries. A record could also affect the ability to purchase firearms.

For divorced parents or those considering divorce, a criminal record could affect custody rights. It may become difficult to earn custody or visitation time, or custody rights could be modified if a parent is convicted after a divorce.

It is very important to keep your record clean whenever possible, as one conviction could drastically alter your life. Let us use our knowledge and experience to defend you against these long-term consequences.

We Can Help To Clear Your Record

We defend accused clients throughout Alabama but we also help people with past convictions to expunge their record. An expungement essentially erases a conviction from public eyes, so it does not need to be disclosed in most situations such as when applying for employment or housing. If you have a mark on your record, we can work toward an expungement and prevent your past from harming your future.

Consult A Mobile Criminal Defense Attorney

Accusations are a serious matter. Do not give up without exploring your options. We can review your situation and discuss the best course of action. Then we will devise a strong defense strategy and do whatever we can to obtain the best outcome for your case.

We have been serving clients in Mobile County and Baldwin County for decades. To set up a free consultation with us, contact us online or call 251-472-9552.