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Criminal Defense

Being charged with a crime, no matter how minor or severe, can be a traumatizing and scary experience whether you have gotten in trouble with the law before or not. It’s very common for people who have been criminally charged to feel anxious, embarrassed, or confused, but it’s important to know that you are not alone. It can be difficult to figure out your next steps when you are faced with a criminal charge, but the best thing you can do to protect yourself is contact a criminal defense attorney. Criminal defense attorneys investigate their client’s case and represent them in court or try to negotiate deals with prosecutors. At Coastal Law, we are dedicated to making sure your rights are protected and to building the strongest defense case possible. If you are facing criminal charges and are in need of a criminal defense lawyer, read below to see how Coastal Law can help protect you.

How Severe Is My Criminal Charge?

In general, there are three categories of criminal charges that you could be faced with. It’s important to be familiar with these three categories of charges so you can better understand your specific case.

The three categories of crimes are called violations, misdemeanors, and felonies, with felonies as the most serious charge and violations as the least serious of the three charges. Violations do not result in any jail time or incarceration, and examples of violations include traffic violations (like speeding tickets), jaywalking, littering, public intoxication, etc. Misdemeanors on the other hand can result in a punishment of up to one year of jail time. The length of jail time depends on the severity of the crime. Examples of misdemeanors include petty theft, marijuana possession, trespassing, etc. Finally, felonies are the most serious criminal charge you could face and can result in over a year of jail time. Examples of felonies include murder, kidnapping, arson, etc.

Once you are more familiar with the circumstances surrounding your case and your criminal charge, you are in a much better position to pick a criminal defense lawyer who is best suited to represent you in court. At Coastal Law, we have handled many cases and represented people with criminal charges in all three of these categories. If you are in need of a criminal defense lawyer to represent you, email us at or give us a call at (251) 202-3927 for a free consultation.

What Types of Cases Do We Handle?

At Coastal Law, we are capable of handling any violation, misdemeanor, or felony that you may have been charged with. The types of criminal cases we handle here at Coastal Law include (but are not limited to):

  • Violent crime charges
  • Sex crime charges
  • Financial crime charges
  • Domestic violence charges
  • Drug crime charges
  • Driving under the influence charges

When it comes to preparing yourself for court, there is no time to waste after you have been charged or arrested. We can get to work immediately on building a strong case for your defense.

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No matter what facet of family law you are dealing with, it is likely one of the hardest times of your life. It can be challenging to find a balance between your best interest and the best interest of your children, and at Coastal Law we are committed to helping you find that balance. No matter what your individual circumstances are, we have an empathetic and understanding approach to representing you during family law proceedings. Family law means different things to different people, but whatever your case may be, we are here to help. If you are in need of a family law attorney, please email us at or give us a call at (251) 202-3927 for a free consultation.

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