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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

  • Not Guilty 1st Degree Robbery
  • Case Dismissed 3rd DUI
  • Dismissed Attempted Murder
  • Case Dismissed Charged with DUI and Reckless Driving
  • Not Guilty Domestic Violence 3rd and Theft of Property 3rd
  • Case Dismissed, No Jail Time Domestic Violence and Attempted Murder
  • Dismissed DUI
  • Not Guilty DUI
  • Case Dismissed DUI
  • Case Dismissed DUI & Violation of Open Container

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

  • I could not have asked for a better lawyer.

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


  • Mr. Tidwell is the Best Attorney in Alabama.

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


  • Wonderful Lawyer

    “Wonderful Lawyer”


  • Great attorney!

    “Great attorney!”


  • 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.”