No matter its form – crack rock or powder – cocaine is illegal
in Alabama. While there are laws surrounding its manufacture, sale, and
distribution, cocaine possession charges are the most common. If you have
been arrested for possessing this illegal substance, the penalties could
Law enforcement will categorize the seriousness of your possession charges
mainly by weight. Even an amount of cocaine that is less than a typical
packet of sweetener constitutes a felony. Amounts only slightly greater
than that will escalate the charges to higher degrees of felonies, and
greater punishments begin to pile up.
But it is not only the weight of the cocaine in your possession that determines
your charges and potential sentencing. The purer the substance, the harsher
the consequences. Furthermore, if you are found with cleanly packaged
or organized amounts of cocaine, your possession charges could also be
coupled with distribution violations.
What punishments can I face for possession of cocaine charges?
As there are no misdemeanor possession of cocaine charges in the legal
system, you can expect that any penalties you might be facing to be extreme, such as:
- Between $6,000 and $30,000 fines
- One to 20 years behind bars
- Loss of employment and educational opportunities
- Rehabilitative programs
- Revocation of driver’s license if arrested for a DUI
Getting arrested for possession of cocaine puts your future in jeopardy.
At Tidwell Law Group, LLC, we understand that you don’t deserve
to have your freedoms and wellbeing destroyed all because of one mistake.
For 10+ years, we have dedicated their legal practice to the defense of
those charged with some of the most serious criminal charges and those
who have committed more common violations, such as DUI and drug possession crimes.
today if you would like to see what that sort of commitment can do for you.