Possession of a Controlled Substance
Aggressive Defense from a Birmingham Drug Crimes Lawyer
In Alabama, controlled dangerous substances (CDS) are divided into five
“schedules” based on how dangerous they are. If you were charged
with possession of a controlled substance, the severity of your possible
penalties depends on the drugs that were found on your person. No matter
what drugs you were found with, it is imperative that you protect yourself
with a Birmingham
drug crimes attorney.
At Tidwell Law Group, LLC, we are known for delivering high-quality legal
assistance when our clients need it most. Our ability to do so comes from
over 10 years of experience and a close familiarity with the state’s
criminal justice system. Your case is secure in our confident hands.
What Penalties Could I Be Facing?
A drug possession crime can be classified as either a misdemeanor or a
felony, depending on various other factors. Possession of marijuana for
personal use and possession of imitation CDS are both considered misdemeanors.
Other more serious crimes would then be felonies.
Based on your charges, penalties can include:
- Up to $30,000 in fines
- Up to 20 years in prison
- Community service
- Substance abuse counseling
Even common pain medications can be considered illegal, if the offender
does not have a valid prescription while possessing them. Because drug
possession is so prevalent in Alabama, law enforcement is very intentional
about punishing offenders. Successfully counteracting this intentionality
takes vigilance and dedication from a Birmingham drug crimes attorney.
We believe that our clients deserve the very best. This is why we take
the time to work personally with each individual and truly understand
where they are coming from. At every phase of your case, you can turn
to our firm with your questions and concerns.
Tidwell Law Group, LLC is here to give you the second chance you deserve.
Get in touch with us today to take advantage of all that we offer.