Practice Areas

Assault & Battery

In Alabama, an assault occurs when a person intentionally or recklessly causes physical injury to another person. The state differentiates between misdemeanor assaults and felony assaults—the latter are more serious. Alabama classifies misdemeanor assault as assault in the third degree.

Bench Warrants

If you have a bench warrant, contact The Nelson Law Firm immediately at (205) 994-3183. We can help reduce or eliminate the costs and inconvenience associated with these type of warrants.

Criminal Defense

Facing the criminal justice system should not be taken lightly. In fact, failing to apply the necessary methods of defense to your case could result in serious consequences for the defendant. Rather than risk the penalties of a conviction, you can instead turn to The Nelson Law Firm, LLC where an experienced Birmingham criminal attorney is on hand to defend you against even the toughest charges.

Domestic Violence

The term domestic violence applies to a broad range of disputes that occur between a married couple or any other two people who are in some sort of domestic relationship. The relationship could be boyfriend and girlfriend. It can also be ex-boyfriend and ex-girlfriend, or ex-husband and ex-wife. In many cases, these charges come up in the context of a divorce or a child custody dispute. The alleged victim makes allegations in the hopes of gaining leverage in the family law case. We will not let them succeed.

Drug Crimes

If you are arrested or charged with possession, distribution, or manufacture of an illegal drug you need to find a criminal defense attorney that is familiar with drug offenses and knows how a particular county feels about drug offenses (some counties are more conservative than others). The lawyers at The Nelson Law Firm handle the smallest of drug charges such as possession of marijuana to serious felony drug cases like possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.


A DUI in Alabama is a serious offense carrying with it a driver license suspension, fines, court costs and possible jail time. A first offense can lead to a $2000 fine, license suspension for 90 days and up to a year in jail. With these harsh consequences, you want a trusted attorney who will help defend your rights. Call The Nelson Law Firm for a FREE initial consultation at (205) 994-3183.