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Richard Douglas Jensen

Criminal defense Attorney at Huntsville, AL

4.7   34 reviews
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State AL
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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  1. Criminal defense
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    Richard Jensen handles all types of criminal cases, from thefts to drug possession and trafficking charges. He knows exactly what to do to challenge the state and win the case.

    29 years, 14,000 cases

For more than 23 years I have spent every day relentlessly fighting and winning cases for my clients. No matter how tough. No matter the facts. My record speaks for itself. More than 90% of my clients avoid a conviction! That's an incredible record. Whether it's a murder charge, a rape charge, an assault, robbery or drug charge, I use my experience as a former cop, my training in forensics, and my two decades as a criminal defense lawyer to break apart the prosecution's case and win for my clients. I use tactics I've developed and the results have been proven time and time again. No lawyer can guarantee a result, and your case is unique, but you deserve a lawyer who will fight to win your case, care about you, be accessible to you, and do everything within the law to get that not guilty verdict! If your lawyer says you have to plead guilty, maybe you have the wrong lawyer! Required by Alabama law: These recoveries and testimonials are not an indication of future results. Every case is different, and regardless of what friends, family, or other individuals may say about what a case is worth, each case must be evaluated on its own facts and circumstances as they apply to the law. The valuation of a case depends on the facts, the injuries, the jurisdiction, the venue, the witnesses, the parties, and the testimony, among other factors. Furthermore,no representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the services of other lawyers.

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Richard Douglas Jensen
1429 Weatherly Road, Suite F
Huntsville, AL, 35803

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  34 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BEST CRIMINAL LAWYER IN ALABAMA
HIGHLY Recommend. He is Experienced, professional, upfront, & intelligent. He was worth Every dollar I paid him ! I would be in jail, homeless, penniless if he had Not fought for me. He is the BEST lawyer in Alabama ! im So glad i hired him. Thank YOU Richard Jensen for saving my LIFE !
Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The GOAT
Richard is my hired attorney, i have multiple cases and he has already done so much for me. I would definitely recommend and hire him.
Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
My case was dismissed!!
Mr.Jensen is a wonderful lawyer!!! He has a plan and stick to it!!! He is dependable, hard working!! If he puts his name on your case better believe he's fighting for you!!! He is a lawyer to have in your corner!!! You don't have to track him down or call him 50 million times to get a response, he's on top of it all!!! I was in a dark time while dealing with my murder/robbery case, thought my life was over,but each time I left Me.Jensen office I felt like I actually had a chance. Two years later case dropped!!! Mr, Jensen is the kind of human we need more of!! He fights for you no matter the situation, your color, or background!!! I wish he could be my lawyer for everything!!! Finding him to represent me was the best thing I've could have done to save my life!!!
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Posted by PaulG | May 30, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
This is one GOOD lawyer!
Finally, after 5 years, my legal issues are closed. Richard Jensen is steadfast and dependable, and his competency is outstanding. I was charged with a class C felony, and Richard was able to keep me out of the court system for the duration, except to handle necessary costs and “administrivia”. No missteps, all smooth sailing - unfortunately the “wheels of justice” turn exceedingly slow. It’s good to have a level, clear spoken, and well connected man represent me! I will strongly recommend Richard Jensen to whomever asks my advice. He’s the best.
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Posted by Ronald | February 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
CASE DISMISSED
Outstanding lawyer. Does what he says he will. Very thankful to have him represent me. Case was dismissed. Highly recommend.
Posted by Wyn | November 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hire him! Mr. Jensen works for you, he gets the job done!
Mr. Jensen was able to get me a diversion for my DUI. I’ve hired him twice and he gets the job done! Thank you Mr. Jensen. He’s the best! Highly recommended.
Posted by anonymous | July 10, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Advice
I called mr. Jenson for advice about a possible problem. Over the phone, he told me what he thought I should do. As important, he told me why. I followed his advice and he was right on the spot. I can't say enough how much I appreciate his work. If he isn't careful, he may give lawyers a good name.
Response from Richard Jensen September 12, 2018
I am glad to help!
Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The very Best Professional Attorney you can find
My fience and I were facing some major Prison time and I found Mr. Jenson in the phone book. He Represented us at our Preliminary and the case was turned to GJ where we were facing Trafficking distribution paraphenlia pistl prison contraban etc. The Grand Jury came back with a No Bill and our cases were dismissed. You won't regret hiring him
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Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Hands down best attorney you can get!! It’s not too late!! HIRE HIM NOW!!!
Hands down best Attorney you can get! He’s very very knowledgeable and he doesn’t play any games! He will fight for you no matter what and most likely get you a victory regardless of what you’re facing and what the DA and courts are saying! I had an attorney before him that was just trying to get me a plea bargain when I was completely innocent, Mr Jensen put his foot down and said “not today!!” He just saved my life and my family. He’s always there when you need him and he knows what he’s doing! Trust me when I say, ITS NOT TOO LATE! HIRE HIM NOW!!!! Thank you Mr. Jensen, you’re the best!!
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Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2017
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Amazing, aggressive lawyer!
I was falsely accused of having sex with a teenage boy during a child custody case. My world fell apart when the cops believed the lie and I was suddenly looking at life in prison. I hired Richard Jensen and he was worth every penny of the fee I paid him. He isn't cheap but he's amazing. Unlike other lawyers i talked to, he knew what to do, how to do it and he became my warrior. He explained to me up front how he would attack the case and he did just as he said. He has experts and detectives on retainer and he overwhelmed the prosecution and they dismissed the case. I owe my life -- and my freedom -- to Richard Jensen. Amazing lawyer.
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Posted by Franklin Pucciachi | February 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Richard Jensen Came HIGHLY Recommended
Richard Jensen came highly recommended through a family friend, and although he specializes in the area of criminal defense, he helped me through the entire process of getting an auto insurance claim settled when my car was damaged in a hit and run. The insurance company paid for full reimbursement and even a rental vehicle while my car was in the shop. Richard responded to my every email and phone call in very timely manner and guided me through the process in a very reassuring way.
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Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2017
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Dismissed!
I can't say more about Mr. Jensen. I got arrested - first time ever - and was FREAKED out. Stressed to the point of vomiting daily. He spoke to me on at least 6 separate occasions simply to ease my mind. Went to court, not sure what to expect, and he got the charges DISMISSED! Do yourself a favor, hire him!
Posted by Kim | May 25, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
MY LEGAL NIGHTMARE IS FINALLY OVER THANX TO MR. RICHARD JENSEN
I am so pleased with the choice I made to call Mr. Jensen. I have been dealing with some legal issues for a long time and this week they came to a head. I called Richard Jensen after researching on line, left a message, and within 3 hours Mr. Jensen returned my call himself. We scheduled an appointment for the next morning. I was so nervous and have been so worried about my charges, I was about sick. Thank God I chose to call Mr. Jensen!! Within the first five minutes I already knew he was the right lawyer for me. He was so easy to talk to. I already feel awful about the mess I've got myself in, but he didn't make me feel any worse or stupid. He gave me 30 minutes of his time, in which he answered questions I have had for a long time. (A lot of times the "not knowing" the answer to questions will make you crazy.) Explained some things I had no idea about, and even made a phone call to find out some information with me right in the office. After we left he called me at home about one last thing. When I left his office, me and my husband were blown away. I am so ready to do everything we discussed so I can get my legal nightmare taken care of. If anyone is looking for a criminal lawyer please save yourself alot of time and alot of worry and hurry and call Richard Jensen. You wil be so pleased, just don't keep putting it off and making yourself sick! Thank you so much Mr. Jensen!!!
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Posted by L. Michelle | May 24, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
GREATEST LAYWER!!!
Like many people one bad decision changed my life. Being terribly afraid, I had a consult with Mr. Jensen and he calmed me and my nerves. He assured me that I was going to be fine and that he was there to help. Within the first 2 minutes of speaking to him, I knew and felt that he cared not only about me as a client but just as a person who has made a MISTAKE and is more that regretful about it. A few times I emailed and called because I allowed my nerves to get the best of me and once again and like always, he was there to let me know that its a process and that it would be okay. HE WAS RIGHT of course!! The one thing that I was told was that I needed to forgive myself and that it would make it easier on me because I kept going into worry mode. I am working on forgiving myself and like anything its a process like Mr. Jensen said it would be. I can never thank him enough on being a wonderful attorney as well as listener. If you find yourself in a situation, I HIGHLY recommend Mr. Jensen. Thank you so much again for your work and help
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Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2016
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Worth the money
I was arrested for 2nd degree marijuana possession and drug paraphernalia. Mr. Jensen was able to get the possession charge dropped and I just paid a $100 fine for the possession charge. I had to pay court cost also of course.
Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Fights until the end
Though I was probably a tad annoying at times, he remained extremely patient with me. Very professional, makes you feel comfortable and not like you're "just paying someone", as he's always there to talk and explain things.. sometimes it's hard to get him right off the bat because he's usually in court or with other clients - still gets in touch with you regardless though. I was concerned that I wouldn't get a fair outcome, but Mr. Jensen contacted me with great news.. now I can move on with life! Finally. It's been an emotionally exhausting year, but when he tells you "not to worry or panic unless he tells you to", he means it 110%. I would absolutely positively recommend him to anyone, in any situation, dealing with anything.. he's the best! You will not be disappointed.
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Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2015
Gets the job done!!
I went in his office stressed out of my mind and came out with relief! He is truly worth it, and the ratings do not lie!!! He sticks to his word and keeps you informed about everything!! Excellent lawyer!
Posted by Amer | September 11, 2014
One of the Best
Mr. Jensen by far the best. I was charged with some things and Mr. Jensen did everything that was supposed to be done the right way. His consultation alone will make you feel better about your case. He listens to you and will not back down.
Posted by dana/eric | May 19, 2013
The BEST attorney in the country-10++ rating!
If you need and are looking for the very best in criminal lawyers look no further-you have found a rare man. Mr. Jensen is a top notch lawyer that knows the ins-and outs of the system and will help you. Without him our sons case would have had a very different outcome. E-mail or call him today-he will respond with advice to start your journey through the system most of us know little about. You will receive the best help for your situation possible. Not only is he a great lawyer but he is a real and honorable man. Call-you won't regret it!
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Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2013
Unbelievable results! Mr. Jensen is "THE" best.
I am extremely satisfied with the services provided by Mr. Jensen! I consulted several lawyers before him, and after talking to Mr. Jensen on the phone, I knew he had to be my lawyer. He is so knowledgeable and experienced, with such great "instinct", that it only took him 10 minutes to effectively get the picture, both big an small, understand the complications and implications of my case, and pull out two questions that, not only none of the other lawyers had asked, but that clearly told me Mr. Jensen would get me out of that situation. Another 30 minutes at his office to discuss the circumstances of the case, and that was all he needed to obtain the dismissal of the case for me. Nor doubts, nor tries: he surprised me not only with a super smooth, event free and short proceeding, but with a result that I barely dared to imagine...Dismissal!!! I will be forever grateful to Mr. Jensen. Totally unassuming, friendly, super sharp, super knowledgeable,...totally on top of things. OUTSTANDING! I have been dealing with lawyers and the legal system for over 15 months now, and I honestly believe that Mr. Jensen is out there to help YOU, and nobody else. That, is priceless. I have no option but to HIGHLY RECOMMEND Mr. Jensen to anybody with Criminal Defense needs.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Richard Jensen Criminal Defense Attorney
  • 1995 - Present

Education

  • Birmingham School of Law (Birmingham, AL)
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Lucas v. State CR 14-0744
  • Conviction for attempted sodomy in the first degree overturned. Sex abuse conviction affirmed.
  • Berryman v. State CR 14-0361 (2015)
  • Remanded.
  • Hinkle V. State CR 13-0993 (2014)
  • Reversed trial court.
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Associations

  • Baldwin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Baldwin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2009 - 2009

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Alabama Civil Rights Museum
  • Inductee Wall of Tolerance
  • 2005
  • Certificate of Recognition for Economic Promotion
  • State of Alabama
  • 1992
  • A Team Award for Outstanding Leadership, Vision and Service
  • Alabama Gov. Guy Hunt
  • 1989

Publications

  • Book
  • Alabama Criminal Defense Trial Boot Camp
  • 2015
  • Book
  • Winning Criminal Trials - The Secret Is Rattlesnakes, Cottonmouths and Poker!
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Winning Jury Trial Using Acting Techniques 2nd Edition`
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Judicata Seminars 6 hr CLE -Fort Payne, AL
  • Alabama Criminal Defense Trial Boot Camp 2014
  • 2014
  • Winning Jury Trials In the Virgin Isles CLE
  • Winning Jury Trials Using Acting Techniques
  • 2012
  • Judicata Seminars CLE - Denver, CO.
  • Theatrical Technique In the Courtroom
  • 2008
  • Judicata Seminars - CLE, Daphne, AL.
  • Theatrical Technique In the Courtroom
  • 2008
  • Baldwin County Criminal Defense Assn CLE
  • Double Jeopardy and Woodard v. State
  • 2002
  • Judicata Seminar CLE - Jones School of Law
  • Theatrical Technique In The Courtroom
  • 1986
  • Judicata Seminars CLE - Decatur, AL.
  • Theatrical Technique In the Courtoom
  • 1985
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (16)
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Criminal defense Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Richard Jensen is an extremely skilled trial attorney! Richard has written multiple criminal law publications that I religiously refer to as I prepare for my own cases. Richard is highly respected by his peers, and I endorse him whole-heartedly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Jensen is a zealous advocate for his clients. His vast knowledge of the law and his proven history of success have made him a leader in his field. He is dedicated, passionate, and trustworthy. It is without reservation, I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard Jensen is an excellent criminal defense attorney! He is a tireless advocate for his clients and possesses a strong command of criminal law. Richard is a dynamic and meticulous trial attorney who skillfully uses the law in the courtroom. He is truly one of the best trial attorneys in criminal defense!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Richard. His vast knowledge is unparalleled."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a fabulous criminal defense lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Richard. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard is a highly skilled and knowledgeable criminal defense and appellate attorney, and a zealous advocate who protects the rights of his clients. I endorse him without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This is a very good attorney and highly respected by peers in Huntsville. I am happy to endorse him!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Richard in court. I realized quickly when we began talking that he is very well-versed in the law. I did not know his background at that time, as I do now, but it was apparent that he is a pro."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Richard is a cowboy in real life and in the courtroom. He is adamant in his zealous representation of his clients. He truly believes in what he is doing and in making certain that his clients receive a fair day in court. Richard subscribes to the same legal philosophy that I do, "Have briefcase, will travel." Whether your charge is in Huntsville, Mobile, or parts in between you would be well served to call Richard."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard is great criminal defense attorney! I recently met Richard while in court representing a client of mine. Richard immediately impressed me with his expert understanding of criminal procedure in Alabama. After meeting with him and reading his book I can say that he will always fight for his clients passionately and aggressively."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Richard since I have opened my office, almost seven years ago and honored to have him as a friend and collegue. Richard is a great trial lawyer who cares about his clients. He has served as the President of the local Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association and has conducted seminars where he taught other lawyers the proper way to conduct themselves in front of a jury. He is not afraid to take a case to the jury as he has a history of winning difficult cases where people were wrongfully accused of a crime. Richard exudes confidence and his clients can be confident that he is doing everything possible in their case. I am proud to endorse Richard and to recommend him without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard Jensen is an outstanding criminal defense lawyer. He has a great track record of winning jury trials for his clients, and he defends people against "the system" with passion and persistence. I highly recommend him as a criminal defense attorney."
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Huntsville Criminal defense Lawyer Richard Douglas Jensen
Richard Douglas Jensen
Criminal defense Attorney
Huntsville, AL
Licensed for 28 years