Criminal Defense

Alabama Defense Attorneys

Over 1000 Criminal Cases Handled - Former Prosecutor and Public Defender

If you have been charged with a crime in Mobile, Alabama, or anywhere throughout the state of Alabama, the experienced criminal defense attorneys at McCleave & Shields, LLC, can help. Our experienced criminal defense team has handled more than a thousand criminal cases in state and federal court.

Attorneys at our firm have served as former prosecutors and public defenders. We have extensive experience in federal criminal defense. We understand the local attorneys, judges and courts. We understand the system and the process involved in state and federal prosecutions.

Our firm handles a wide range of criminal law matters, including:

  • Federal criminal charges
  • Drug charges
  • White collar crimes
  • Federal conspiracy charges
  • Sex crimes
  • State charges
  • Criminal appeals (state and federal)

If you need to speak with an attorney about a criminal charge, contact our law office in Mobile, Alabama. To schedule a consultation with a criminal defense attorney, call 251-272-3845.

Federal Criminal Defense

A significant part of our criminal law practice is federal criminal defense. We have extensive experience in federal conspiracy charges, white collar crimes and drug charges. We also offer experienced representation in the area of sex crimes, including child pornography and Internet solicitation of a minor.

The federal system is very different from the state system. The sentencing guidelines are different, the rules of evidence are different and the prosecutors are different.

Federal prosecutors typically do not file charges unless they are confident that they have a very strong case. If you are under investigation or have been arrested for a federal crime, hire experienced representation.

Our Experienced Criminal Defense Team

Our criminal defense practice is headed by attorneys Daniel L. McCleave and Richard E. Shields. Attorneys McCleave and Shields have more than 60 years of combined legal experience. They have collectively handled more than a thousand criminal cases.

Attorney Shields is a former prosecutor and attorney McCleave is a former public defender. Both attorneys place a strong emphasis on federal criminal defense. Attorney Shields handles state criminal charges as well. Our firm has extensive experience in state and federal criminal appeals.

Contact Us

To speak with a lawyer about a criminal charge, investigation or appeal, contact McCleave & Shields, LLC.