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Derek B. Simms established Simms & Associates in Birmingham, Alabama to meet the needs of people charged with criminal offenses, especially those charged with DUI/DWI/Driving Under the Influence offenses.
​Contact us today to discuss your case further.
We are available 24 hours a day/7 days a week at 205-453-9700.
Some of the areas in which we routinely practice are listed below:
criminal defense

Criminal Defense

Simms & Associates has defended clients charged with almost every criminal offense in Alabama including DUI/DWI, drug crimes (such as trafficking, distribution and possession), domestic violence and a variety of other criminal defense matters. They ensure that their clients understand that an arrest does not always lead to a conviction.
It is the job of your Birmingham, Alabama, area criminal defense attorney to thoroughly investigate your case, review all evidence against you and the procedures followed before, during and after your arrest. You have rights, and you are entitled to an experienced lawyer to defend those rights. Areas of criminal law that Simms & Associates routinely handles include:
  • DUI/DWI
  • Administrative driver's license suspension
  • Commercial Driver's License DUI/DWI
  • Felony DUI/DWI
  • Vehicular homicide
  • Unlawful possession of controlled substance
  • Unlawful possession of marijuana
  • Drug distribution
  • Drug trafficking
  • Meth/methamphetamine/crystal meth
  • Cocaine/crack cocaine
  • Illegal search and seizure using drug dogs
Our criminal defense attorneys also handle criminal appeals, and defend clients on federal criminal charges as well as theft of property and firearms possession/weapons violations and domestic violence against your wife or former girlfriend.

Commercial Drivers

Clients that hold a CDL or Commercial Driver's License or that have been charged with DUI/DWI need to take immediate action to protect their rights. Your Commercial Driver's License can be suspended if you do not request an administrative hearing within 10 days of your arrest.
Call Simms & Associates immediately. They can take action to stop the suspension of your license and keep your driving privilege while they defend your case in court. For more information or to schedule an appointment with a DUI lawyer, please contact an attorney at our firm today.
We are available 24 hours a day/7 days a week at 205-453-9700.