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The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before choosing a lawyer, ask for written information about qualifications and experience.


We know the local courts

Every jurisdiction and courtrooms have their own rules and their own judges. As lawyers familiar with the local courts we have insight into our local system and what needs to be done before, during, and after the conclusion of your case.

Negotiate with your prosecutors.

Most criminal cases are resolved through plea bargaining. In a plea bargain, you might agree to plead guilty to a lesser charge in exchange for a lighter sentence. If a plea bargain is a advisable for your case, we will know how to deal with prosecutors.

We try cases

Although most charged cases can be settled reasonably, by negotiations with law enforcement and prosecutors, approximately 10% to 15% of criminal cases will end up going to trial. We have gone to trial, and won, in hundreds of criminal trials, over the last 30 years, both defending the accused, and prosecuting as an Assistant District Attorney.

At the law office of Furman & Furman Attorneys, LLP we bring over 50 years of combined legal experience to individuals in Alabama and Florida. We understand a client's need to speak with their attorney, and we work hard to be available when you need to talk with us. We answer our own phones whenever possible, and strive to return all messages within 12 to 24 hours.

To schedule a free initial consultation call us at 251-228-1744.

Our Attorneys

Attorney Melissa Furman handles all matters related to our adoption practice, working with Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida, as well as Bethany Christian Services. She is admitted to practice in the state courts in Alabama and Florida, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of Alabama and the Northern District of Florida, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. She is also active in the firm's personal injury practice.

John Furman. A former Alabama prosecutor, attorney John Furman now protects the rights of criminal defendants throughout Alabama. With more than 27 years of practice, John has built strong relationships within the criminal justice system and is able to work effectively with prosecutors, judges and others to protect your interests. John is licensed in all state courts in Alabama, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama, and in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. He also handles personal injury claims. John Furman also represents clients on appeal to the Alabama Courts of Criminal Appeal and Alabama Supreme Court. Even if you are under investigation but have not yet been charged or indicted you can benefit having reprensentation.

Because of our years of experience, we can often help you resolve criminal or personal injury matters without going to court. However, we both have extensive trial experience and will take your case to court if necessary to protect your interests.

Contact Furman & Furman Attorneys, LLP
We provide a free consultation to all new clients. To set up an appointment call us at 251-228-1744. We answer our phones between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., weekdays and Saturdays. We will travel to the hospital or the jail to meet with you, if necessary.

If you are arrested, it is almost always best to simply tell the officers you do not desire to make a statement and to please refer all questions to your attorney.