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Fierce & Effective Representation

Unlawful Possession of Marijuana

Birmingham Marijuana Defense Attorneys

In Alabama, using or possessing marijuana—or “cannabis”—is illegal. Being convicted of marijuana possession can have serious consequences, which is why you should not hesitate to retain aggressive legal representation immediately. If you have been charged, our Birmingham drug crime lawyers can fight to defend you. We have been representing individuals accused of marijuana possession for 15 years, and know what it takes to get your charges lessened or dismissed.

Marijuana Possession Penalties

  • Possessing any amount of marijuana under 2.2 pounds for personal use:
    • Class A Misdemeanor crime
    • Penalties: A maximum of one year incarceration and a $6,000 maximum fine
  • Possessing marijuana with the intention to sell:
    • Class C felony
    • Penalties: 1 year and 1 day to 10 years’ incarceration and a maximum fine of $15,000
  • Multiple offenses of marijuana possession is considered a felony, and carries the same penalties as possession with intent to sell.
  • Any marijuana conviction will result in a 6-month driver’s license suspension.

Some of Our Successes

Here are just a few examples of the successful results we’ve secured for our clients:

Result: Case Dismissed

Client Charged with Possessing One Ounce of Marijuana

Result: All Three Cases Dismissed

Client arrested on three separate marijuana charges. Client was pulled over three separate times and had marijuana in the car all three times.”

Get Fierce & Effective Representation on Your Side!

Our Birmingham criminal defense attorneys are committed to protecting our clients’ futures by defending their rights and fighting against their charges. If you’ve been accused of marijuana possession, turn to Tidwell Law Group, LLC right away.

Let us stand up for you and help restore hope for your future. Call (205) 800-8596 or use our online contact form to request a free initial consultation regarding your charges. We can provide our legal counsel and begin preparing a strong defense on your behalf.

Our Victories

  • Case Dismissed DUI & Violation of Open Container
  • All Three Cases Dismissed Marijuana Charges
  • DUI Dismissed DUI Birmingham
  • DUI Dismissed DUI Case in Hoover
  • Not Guilty Domestic Violence 3rd and Theft of Property 3rd
  • Case Dismissed Charged with DUI and Reckless Driving
  • Case Dismissed, No Jail Time DUI Homewood
  • Charges Dropped, No Jail Time Unlawful Distribution of Controlled Substance
  • Case Dismissed, No Jail Time Domestic Violence and Attempted Murder
  • Misdemeanor Plea with No Jail Time Felony DUI

Why Choose Us?

  • 15 Years' Legal Experience

  • Committed to Excellence

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

  • Full-Service Criminal Defense Attorney

Client Testimonials

  • Great attorney!

    “Great attorney!”


  • I could not have asked for a better lawyer.

    “I could not have asked for a better lawyer.”


  • Wonderful Lawyer

    “Wonderful Lawyer”


  • Mr. Tidwell is the Best Attorney in Alabama.

    “Mr. Tidwell is the Best Attorney in Alabama.”


  • Gave me hope

    “Jay helped to clear up unpaid court costs that were left unpaid for years. And when it came time to attend a court hearing, he was able to get things cleared up and renegotiated with the court; without me having to attend court. Jay is a great guy and someone who cares and treats his clients with respect. Thanks Jay.”