Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense

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Criminal defense lawyers are needed when you’re accused of a criminal crime and criminal charges can be a life changing experience, and the results can be permanent. Criminal convictions can prevent you from getting the job you want, ruin your credit, and can even prevent you from buying a home or renting an apartment. Even if you move to another State, a criminal conviction will follow you.

If you or a loved one has been arrested on criminal charges, you need an attorney with the experience and dedication to help you navigate the minefield of the criminal justice system. The attorneys of Pruitt & Tudisco, P.C., have defended individuals accused of crimes as basic as a simple theft and as complex as Rape and Capital Murder. The difference between us and many other attorneys is that we recognize our clients as mothers, fathers, sons and daughters who have families that love them and need them at home. We take very seriously our responsibility as defenders of justice. Our dedication is to our clients and the ethical practice of law.


Misdemeanors are crimes less serious than felonies and are punishable by up to one year in jail. With an ever increasing number of employers conducting background checks, it is likely that even a misdemeanor can prevent you from getting the job you want. Additionally, there are varying degrees of misdemeanors, with some carrying much greater and long lasting consequences. Some misdemeanors can even be increased to felonies depending on the seriousness of the crime, prior convictions or injury caused to a victim. Accordingly, every criminal charge should be taken seriously, even misdemeanors. When faced with a misdemeanor criminal charge, call our criminal defense lawyers in Pell City.


Felonies are crimes more serious than misdemeanors and are punishable by sentences ranging from one year and one day in prison to death by lethal injection. Regardless of the class of offense, all are extremely serious and require experienced legal counsel. Our Constitution holds that individuals charged with crimes are “innocent until proven guilty.” When facing criminal charges, you need attorneys with the experience and determination to make the State prove it. There is nothing more troubling than for an innocent person to plead guilty out of fear and ignorance of the system. In many cases we can secure a dismissal of charges. Even for our clients who acknowledge guilt, we can often negotiate reduced charges, reduced sentences, and sometimes even have charges dismissed with certain conditions. If you are facing criminal charges, contact the attorneys of Pruitt & Tudisco, P.C., for a free and confidential consultation


Driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) is considered negligent behavior that puts others at risk unnecessarily. With an ever increasing emphasis on reducing incidents of DUI, we are seeing more and more changes in the DUI laws. Penalties can range from the loss of your license, fines, costly ignition interlock systems, and even lengthy jail sentences. Many times, however, an attorney with a solid understanding of Alabama’s DUI laws can help you keep your license, get a reduction in the charge and costly fines, and in some cases, get your case dismissed. If you have been charged with DUI, contact the attorneys at Pruitt & Tudisco, P.C., for a free and confidential consultation.

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