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Drug Charges

In Alabama, drug crimes have historically been prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Today, many jurisdictions are beginning to treat drug charges differently, especially when it comes to marijuana. An experienced criminal defense attorney like Ansley Platt Bennett can help you navigate a better offer and resolution for drug charges, no matter their severity.

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Drug Charges Defense Attorney in Birmingham

Drug Offense Defense in Alabama

Under Alabama law, possession of any amount of a controlled substance is punishable by law. Your charge may either be classed as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the amount of the substance and other circumstances at the time of arrest. Because Alabama laws for the possession or sale of illegal drugs are extremely harsh, hiring trusted legal counsel is imperative to avoid serious penalties.

At Bennett Law, we defend all types of drug-related charges, including:
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Unlawful possession with intent to sell
  • Cultivating or manufacturing

Being arrested with drugs in your possession does not automatically mean that you have been found guilty. You can defend your rights and freedoms, and Bennett Law will go the extra mile to fight for the best possible outcome.

When to Hire an Attorney for Drug Charges

If you have been arrested or are under investigation for a state or federal drug crime, seek legal counsel immediately. The sooner you hire an experienced criminal defense attorney, the more likely you are to avoid severe consequences, such as heavy fines, jail, or prison time. Felony convictions can affect your future, preventing you from finding employment, receiving federal aid, or exercising certain civil rights such as voting or owning a gun.

Bennett Law can help you take full advantage of Alabama’s shifting attitudes toward marijuana charges. We are also equipped to handle charges related to any other controlled substance from Schedule I to Schedule V, including but not limited to:

  • Schedule I: marijuana, heroin, LSD, ecstasy
  • Schedule II: cocaine, methamphetamine (meth), opium, methadone, oxycodone (OxyContin), Adderall, fentanyl
  • Schedule III: codeine products, anabolic steroids, ketamine
  • Schedule IV: Xanax, Valium, Ativan, Ambien
  • Schedule V: preparations that contain limited quantities of narcotics, such as Robitussin AC with codeine, Parepectolin, Motofen

Frequently Asked Questions About Drug Charges

Hire legal representation immediately! Delta-8 is not an illegal or controlled substance in the State of Alabama. If you were arrested for possessing a Delta-8 product, failed a drug screening due to Delta-8, or were charged with a drug crime relating to Delta-8, your rights may have been violated. Let Bennett Law defend your freedom and your future.

Simple possession of marijuana for personal use is a Class A misdemeanor in Alabama, which is punishable by up to 1 year in jail. However, many first-time offenders can avoid jail time by completing an alternative sentencing program, such as drug counseling or enrolling in a treatment plan.

No matter the severity of your charge, Bennett Law will use all available resources and aggressive negotiation tactics to fight for the lightest possible sentence or dismissal of charges altogether. As attitudes toward marijuana change in Alabama, Bennett Law has successfully achieved more positive resolutions than were previously possible.

Under the 14th Amendment, all Americans are protected from unlawful searches and seizures. That means the police must have probable cause or a warrant to search you or your home. The search is deemed unlawful if this right is violated, and any evidence obtained can be suppressed. If you have been charged with a drug crime, contact Bennett Law immediately. We can investigate your case for evidence that the police violated these search and seizure laws.

Yes, at Bennett Law, we offer a free consultation to all clients. For more information about our services and to schedule your free consultation, please contact a drug crime attorney today at 205-962-3548.

The purpose of drug court is to keep defendants out of jail so that they can get help with their addiction. You’ll be asked to complete a drug program with set conditions that, if completed without any drug use, can help you avoid fines and jail time.

Unfortunately, the positives of drug court come with negatives, too, including high fees, false positive drug tests, and no trial. Drug court is also not available to those accused of certain crimes. Bennett Law can advise you on whether or not you qualify and if drug court is your best option based on your individual case.

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Don’t Wait: Contact Bennett Law Today

f you have been contacted by law enforcement or are facing criminal drug charges, don’t take any unnecessary risks. Before you do anything else, contact Bennett Law for a free consultation. We take the time to listen, help you understand your options, and take decisive action for your defense. 

We’re well-versed in drug crime law, and our team of criminal defense lawyers has delivered positive results to many of our past clients. Call now to make Bennett Law your advocate.

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