We represent people accused of all crimes in Alabama.  The list below does not include all of the crimes we represent people in.

Who should you hire to represent you in your criminal case?

First, look for attorney's qualifications.  The National Trial Lawyers Associations selected Dani Bone as a Top 100 Lawyer in the Country for 2018.   The National Trial Lawyers Associations selected Sam Bone as a Top 40 Lawyer Under 40 for 2015.  
Next, look at our reviews online for our services and compare them to other attorneys in the area to decide whether we should be your lawyer. 


Penalties for DUI offenses include automatic license suspensions, fines, community service and jail time. Your first drunk driving conviction results in an automatic 90-day license suspension and up to one year in jail, a fine of $600 to $1,200, or both. Second offenses come with a one-year license suspension, a mandatory five days in jail with up to one year possible, a minimum of 30 days of community service and a possible fine of $1,100 to $5,100. Repeat DUI offenders can face felony charges resulting in thousands of dollars in fines and several years in prison.

MURDER & violent crimes LAWYER

Our firm has represented many of the most infamous capital murder defendants in Alabama.  Our firm represented Joyce Garrard and Andre Towles.  Call our firm for experienced trial lawyers who are not afraid of a jury trial.


It's important to know what gives the store the right to detain you for shoplifting or stealing. There are several things that must occur, but the first is probable cause which means that a Walmart employee must physically see you grab the merchandise and conceal it as you exit or attempt to exit the store. Every jurisdiction is different, but in Gadsden, employees do no not have to wait until you leave the store. If you are suspected of shoplifting they may approach you at anytime while you are on the property. However, the key word is "probable cause" because this is what will likely be argued in court. If an attorney is able to prove that there was not enough probable cause for the staff at Walmart to approach you, then your case could get dismissed.


You need to take these charges seriously right from the start. More serious penalties for drug distribution exist if you or a loved one distribute or sell any controlled substance in Schedules I through V on Alabama's list of dangerous illegal drugs to children under 18 years old. Additional penalties also exist if someone distributes or sells drugs within three miles of a school or public housing project. In both cases, an additional 5 years of prison time will be added to any drug distribution charge in Alabama.


The war on drugs is being waged on many fronts by the local, state and federal governments. The targets range from the casual user of marijuana to the importers and producers of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamines. More Alabamians are in state prisons for drug-related offenses than for any other crime. No matter what type of possession charge you may be facing, be sure that you have a qualified defense lawyer representing you at all times.


We understand how devastating these accusations can be and that many of those accused are automatically convicted in the court of public opinion. We have handled hundreds of sex crime cases covering every situation, including child molestation, indecent exposure, solicitation of a minor, and sexual torture. Whatever you are charged with, we have the knowledge to help you with your criminal charges and get your life pointed in the right direction.


City of Gadsden and Attalla have a reputation of giving three days of jail time for theft of property in the 4th degree. Stealing from Walmart consequences can be very damaging to the individual who commits the crime of shoplifting. They can be incarcerated for a few days or a few months, if not for a few years, depending on how much the theft amounts too in dollar value and whether or not they have been arrested for shoplifting in the past.

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If you are convicted of drug trafficking in Alabama, the following penalties apply to first time offenders.

Drug trafficking of marijuana (more than 2.2 pounds, less than 100 pounds) - Class A Felony, minimum 3 years in prison, $25,000 fine

Drug trafficking of cocaine (more than 28 grams, less than 500 grams) - Class A Felony, minimum 3 years in prison, $50,000 fine

Drug trafficking in Methamphetamine (More than 28 grams, less than 500 grams) - Class A Felony, minimum 3 years in prison, $50,000 fine

Drug trafficking in heroin (More than 4 grams, less than 14 grams) - Class A Felony, minimum 3 years in prison, $50,000 fine



Though marijuana possession for personal use in Alabama is a misdemeanor, the charge can quickly escalate to a felony depending on the circumstances of your arrest and whether or not you have prior convictions. Many people believe that marijuana possession is not a serious offense; Alabama law enforcement officers do not share that opinion. Whatever charges you face, call 256-547-1005 and we will begin formulating a legal strategy that prioritizes your freedom and your Constitutional rights.


Your Miranda rights grant you the right to refuse to answer self-incriminating questions asked by police or other law enforcement personnel after you have been arrested. Alabama criminal defense lawyers Dani Bone & Sam Bone thoroughly understands this law, which went into effect nationwide in 1966 as a result of a U.S. Supreme Court case. That's why attorney Dani Bone has such a strong track record for helping people get charges dismissed if their Miranda rights were violated.

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Being charged with the crime of domestic violence can be confusing. There are several different ways you can be charged. You could be charged with domestic violence in the first degree, second degree, third degree, by strangulation, by suffocation, or by interfering with a domestic violence emergency call. You should talk to a lawyer that specializes in domestic violence before making any decisions about your case because it could be your freedom at stake. Dani Bone & Sam Bone are available to discuss your case with you in person, offer legal advice from experienced attorneys, and represent you if your case goes to trial.


Public intoxication charges in Alabama might seem minor. Don't be so sure. Alabama criminal defense lawyers, Dani V. Bone & Sam D. Bone have worked with many people charged with public intoxication and other municipal court offenses throughout the state. If you're convicted of this charge, you could be sentenced to up to 30 days in jail, fined up to $200, and ordered to do CRO court referral program. In addition, you will now have a criminal record because of this violation, which could affect your ability to get a job in the future. You will also likely be required to attend alcohol awareness classes, perform community service and face other penalties. And if you're under 21 years old, you could also be charged with being a minor in possession of alcohol.

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Put your trust in a gadsden, AL criminal defense lawyer who puts people first

Stop worrying about your future. Take action now. Contact Dani V. Bone & Sam D. Bone, Attorneys at Law. We accept all major credit cards. Call 256-547-1005 or fill out our online inquiry form and schedule a free consultation. We can explain all the legal options available to you, enabling you to make an informed decision as to how to handle your drug offense. You're in charge. You decide.

"Never give up hope, even if your case seems indefensible," attorney Dani Bone often says. "There's always a solution to every problem."

But don't take our word for it. Read the testimonials from our satisfied clients throughout Alabama on our Facebook Page and our Google Reviews. Case results matter here. And as your law firm, we promise we will do everything we can to have your pending charges dismissed.