• 256-216-9884
  • 213 S. Jefferson StreetAthens, Alabama 35612
More Than 35 Years of Criminal Law Experience.
  • Attorney Harlan D. Mitchell
  • My knowledge of both sides of the criminal justice system allows me to educate you about what you are facing while we prepare a criminal defense strategy. I’ve worked at the Athens Police Department as both a patrol officer and a K-9 officer for twelve years before deciding to attend law school.

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Quality Criminal Defense Lawyer Near Cairo AL

Harlan D. Mitchell Can Help With Your Criminal Defense Lawyer Representation!

Criminal Defense Lawyer Cairo AL

If you are facing criminal charges, you may face severe penalties in an effort to punish you and deter you from committing a repeat offense. Convictions last the rest of your life, and they include: fines and or imprisonment, disentitlement of educational loans, or background checks for housing and employment. Your freedom is at risk when you're facing criminal charges, and you'll need an educated legal advocate at your side as soon as possible.

With over 35 years of criminal defense experience, we have the knowledge and skills to create a compelling case for you in court. Our expertise will provide you with a substantial advantage in the courtroom as we know how the prosecution operates and exercise smart tactics in order to obtain superior results during trial.

We provide expert criminal defense for:

  • White collar crimes---embezzlement, bank fraud, credit card fraud, or conspiracy
  • Murder, assault, and violent crimes---assault, homicide, murder, or sexual assault
  • Sex crimes---statutory rape, possession of child pornography, or solicitation of a minor


Mediation Services May Help You Avoid The Courtroom

The mediator may suggest how the disputed issues can be resolved and explain what the process would be if the matter were litigated. Parties are allowed to engage others in support of decision-making such as their own advising lawyer or other professionals, e.g. valuation experts, financial planners, accountants, and mental health professionals.

Mediation Benefits:

  • Parties can set their own pace and are not restricted by a court calendar
  • Stay out of court- both parties reach an agreement outside of the courtroom
  • Create solutions that fit the family best- parties have the opportunity to craft solutions, a freedom which is not allowed in court
  • Confidentiality- mediation sessions are private


If you or a family member need a criminal defense lawyer for your convictions, contact our team ASAP! Our legal counsel may be able to help you earn the results you need. We proudly serve the greater Cairo AL area, so don't hesitate to reach out for help today!

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