Belinda A. Weldon

Belinda A. Weldon Criminal defense attorney who aggressively defends clients charged with crimes in Alabama while protecting the client's constitutional rights.
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If you’ve been Arrested - You need a LAWYER! As a criminal defense attorney, I take pride in my ability to consistently get the best outcome for my clients through a combination of litigation skills, a strong knowledge of the Alabama criminal justice system and by conducting a thorough defense investigation. If I cannot get the prosecution to dismiss the charges or get an appropriate plea offer, I

If you’ve been Arrested - You need a LAWYER! As a criminal defense attorney, I take pride in my ability to consistently get the best outcome for my clients through a combination of litigation skills, a strong knowledge of the Alabama criminal justice system and by conducting a thorough defense investigation. If I cannot get the prosecution to dismiss the charges or get an appropriate plea offer, I

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Belinda A. Weldon
06/09/2016

Belinda A. Weldon

Belinda A. Weldon
06/09/2016

Belinda A. Weldon

Attorney Belinda Weldon believes Dr. King’s words to be true.  In 1991, Belinda was a homicide detective with Birmingham...
01/17/2016

Attorney Belinda Weldon believes Dr. King’s words to be true. In 1991, Belinda was a homicide detective with Birmingham Police when she re-investigated a double murder case from 1972. Belinda proved the man convicted of the case did not commit the murders. Because of Belinda’s investigation, the State of Alabama awarded the convicted man, Freddie Lee Gaines, one million dollars for wrongful conviction.
After the Gaines case, Belinda realized other innocent people needed her help. She went to law school to become a criminal defense attorney and has been defending people since 1998.
Belinda is committed to seeing justice carried out in the lives of her clients just like she did with Freddie Lee Gaines by providing aggressive and quality representation as well as by conducting a thorough criminal defense investigation in every case she handles.
Let Belinda help you! After all, what’s your freedom worth?

Belinda A. Weldon
1027 23rd Street South
Birmingham, AL 35205
(205) 504-9400

Call my office today for a free consultation!

ARE YOU A SUSPECT IN A CRIMINAL CASE?    In Alabama, if you're under investigation by a law enforcement agency, anything...
01/17/2016

ARE YOU A SUSPECT IN A CRIMINAL CASE?

In Alabama, if you're under investigation by a law enforcement agency, anything you say to them can and will
be used against you. The incriminating statements you make during a police investigation are powerful weapons in a prosecutor's hands. Do not give any statements to the police without an experienced criminal defense attorney at your side. Remain silent until your attorney is present.

Criminal Investigation Strategy
When you're under investigation, you're at a complete disadvantage. You may think you can talk your way out of a criminal investigation, but talking to law enforcement is an intimidating experience. Lying to police is a mistake and will make your situation worse. The best strategy is to exercise your constitutional rights to remain silent and have an attorney present during questioning by police.
Keep in mind that police have to prove criminal charges against you. Police are trained to obtain statements from suspects. Don't believe an investigator if he/she makes it seem like you’re cooperating and he/she wants to help you. By giving a statement during a police investigation, you're not only waiving your constitutional rights to remain silent and be represented by an attorney -- you're making it easier for police make a case against you. Without your statement or cooperation, the police might not have a case against you or be able to make a case against you. Remain silent and consult an attorney as soon as possible!

Choose the Right Criminal Defense Attorney
If you're about to be arrested, criminally investigated or you're currently charged with a crime, you need legal help so get skilled and aggressive representation. For your best protection, hire a defense attorney with extensive experience in representing individuals at all stages of an Alabama criminal court case. A skilled attorney will take immediate action to protect you by preventing you from volunteering any statements to law enforcement.
• An experienced attorney can assess your situation and determine if it is a good idea for you to talk to law enforcement. Then, he/she can prepare a defense to the potential charges and in some cases begin a dialogue with the prosecutor’s office in an attempt to settle the matter before it goes to court.
• Once your attorney informs law enforcement that you're represented by counsel, the law enforcement agency must go through the lawyer's office to talk to you. Your attorney can begin to gather documents and interview witnesses during the investigative process, even before criminal charges are filed.
• A good attorney may be able to negotiate with law enforcement for you to surrender yourself for the booking process rather than face a public arrest. In some cases, the attorney can surrender you to the court and make arrangements with the court to release you on your own recognizance (O.R.) without posting bond/bail.
• A skilled attorney will also have you invoke your Constitutional rights:
• 4th Amendment right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures
• 5th Amendment right to due Process, representation, and to remain silent
• 6th Amendment right to representation, confrontation and speedy trial
• 8th Amendment right to bail.

As an experienced criminal defense attorney, I can help protect your rights and help you before criminal charges are filed. I have represented people successfully on all types of criminal court cases involving misdemeanors and felonies.

Frequently Asked Questions

I have been contacted by a detective who wants to interview me. What should I do? You should immediately contact an experienced criminal defense attorney and consult with him/her. Remember, anything you say to police may be misconstrued or misquoted and can ultimately be used against you in a court of law.

Can a police officer arrest me without a warrant?
Yes! You can be arrested if there is reasonable suspicion or probable cause to believe you committed a crime or were involved in a crime.

What are my rights if I am arrested? You have a right to remain silent. You also have a right to have an attorney present anytime law enforcement want to talk to you. You have a right to have an attorney represent you in your criminal case. You also have a right to bond/bail.

Do police have to read me my Miranda Rights? Yes, but sometimes police can trick you to get around reading your rights. Police can and will lie to you or trick you. It is legal for police to fake evidence and lie - they can even claim to have witnesses that saw you commit the crime, etc. Police can and will lie to you which is why you need a lawyer!

Should I volunteer my side of the story to the police if I’m arrested? No! Police will not let you go even if they believe your story, police are trying to make a case against you and will use any and all statements you make against you. You are at a disadvantage if you talk to the police without an attorney because any statements you make will be misconstrued or misquoted and ultimately used against you. Remain silent until you speak with a lawyer!

What if the police officer says that I should confess and he will speak to the prosecutor and ask them to go easy on me? In most cases the opposite occurs. If you make a confession then there is no reason for the prosecutor to go easy on you. You have basically made the case for the prosecutor by confessing. You should never speak to police without an attorney present!

Do I need to hire a Criminal Defense Attorney? YES!
A criminal defense attorney can help you understand what to do if you are arrested, how to deal with the criminal justice process and understand the rights you have as a criminal defendant. Any criminal charge is serious and will disrupt your life - you could be facing prison, probation, court fines, restitution and ultimately a criminal record. Get an attorney and never speak to police without your attorney.

REMAIN SILENT until your attorney is present!

Belinda A. Weldon
Attorney at Law
(205) 504-9400

No representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.

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1027 23rd St S
Birmingham, AL
35205

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00

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(205) 504-9400

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