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  • Injured in an accident?

    When I first started practicing law, I worked for the insurance companies and learned how they evaluate cases and deny claims that should be paid. Now I fight the insurance companies when they try to deny victims the fair compensation they're entitled to.

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  • Have you been arrested?

    If you are facing criminal charges, the most critical single factor that will assist you is to immediately contact an Alabama criminal defense attorney. If you have been arrested, you need to know your rights. Who you choose to represent you could not be more important.

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Criminal Defense | Personal Injury Attorney at Poynter Law Office

Are you facing criminal charges? This can be a terrifying situation, but it does not need to be a hopeless one. With the support and guidance of a reliable criminal defense lawyer, you can take the necessary steps towards effectively and aggressively defending your legal rights. If your freedom is on the line, it simply is not the time to entrust your future into inexperienced or apathetic hands; there is too much on the line. I, attorney Martin Miller Poynter, understand this. I have seen the ramifications that can stem from a criminal conviction, and you can be confident that I will do everything possible to ensure that I help you avoid it.

When subjected to a criminal investigation or prosecution, professional legal advice is essential to the accused. A suspect in a criminal case needs immediate advice from an experienced attorney as early in the process as possible. If you, or someone close to you, has been charged with a criminal offense, whether a misdemeanor or a felony, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible for a free legal consultation.

Services include: Legal advice in all criminal matters, including misdemeanors and felonies; experience in all areas of criminal law, including but not limited to: drunk driving, violent crimes, including domestic violence, possession and possession for sale of narcotics; and assault.

When charged with a crime, the accused faces numerous sanctions including the possibility of jail or prison, fines, loss of employment, and damage to one's reputation. Facing the criminal justice system alone is rarely a wise choice. When accused or investigated by the the government, it is best to seek the advice of an experienced and skilled criminal defense attorney to defend you and protect your rights.

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