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Possession of a Controlled Substance in Birmingham

Aggressive Defense from a Birmingham Drug Crime 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 carrying, it is imperative that you protect yourself with a Birmingham drug crime 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 15 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 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 crime attorney.

We believe that our clients deserve the very best. This is why we take the time to work personally with each individual in order to 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.

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  • 15 Years' Legal Experience

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  • Practice in All State District, Circuit & Federal Courts in Alabama

  • Full-Service Criminal Defense Attorney

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