Criminal Defense

Serving clients in Gadsden, Alabama and surrounding areas


Criminal defense is an extremely complicated area of law. The details surrounding the alleged criminal act can make or break a case and can mean the difference between freedom and punishment. An experienced criminal defense attorney is trained to spot holes in prosecution arguments, to ensure the clients' rights are protected, and to uncover crucial information that may help build a strong defense.

For a free evaluation of your case in Gadsden, Alabama, please call The Shelnutt Law Firm at (855) 960-5670 today. Founding attorney James Shelnutt has law enforcement experience, so he and his team know the criminal defense system.

Selecting Your Criminal Defense Attorney

If you’ve been accused of a crime, you need an attorney on your side who can represent you with skillful legal strategy and convincing arguments. Managing a jury trial can be a very challenging arena. When searching for a criminal defense lawyer, courtroom experience — and the ability to move the jury are a must. Creating and delivering compelling, rational arguments is a skill not every lawyer possesses. Not all criminal defense cases will go to trial, but in the event that yours does, you want to be prepared to win.

The Shelnutt Law Firm represents people who need help proving they are innocent or worthy of leniency. Accused parties and their families can face difficult scrutiny and have their past and present lifestyle details thrown into the public eye. The criminal defense team at the Shelnutt Law Firm will work night and day to protect your rights and your reputation. The attorneys at the Shelnutt Law Firm have had great success for their clients in criminal defense cases both by dismissal and by successful jury trials resulting in not guilty verdicts. His high level of hands-on experience in the legal forum, combined with attorneys who served for years in law enforcement or as prosecuting attorneys, make the attorneys at The Shelnutt Law Firm a powerful force in the field of criminal defense.

The Shelnutt Law Firm handles serious criminal defense cases including:

What are my rights, and what is at stake?

The experienced legal team at the Shelnutt Law Firm will inform you of your rights and provide you with a step-by-step guide to the legal process you will go through. We’ll make sure you know exactly what to expect, and we’ll do whatever it takes to get you through this challenging situation.

If you’ve been accused of a criminal act, trust the legal team that has helped countless defendants beat criminal charges. Please contact The Shelnutt Law Firm by phone at (855) 960-5670 or by completing our online form today for your free personal consultation.