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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.

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

Being arrested with drugs in your possession does not automatically mean that you have been found guilty. You have options to 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
FAQs

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 in possession of a Delta-8 product, failed a drug screening due to Delta-8, or have been 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 been able to successfully achieve 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 just probable cause or a warrant to search you or your home. If this right is violated, the search is deemed unlawful, and any evidence obtained can be suppressed. If you have been charged with a drug crime, contact Bennett Law straight away. We can investigate your case for evidence that the police violated these search and seizure laws.

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Don’t Wait: Contact Bennett Law Today

If 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. Call now to make Bennett Law your advocate.

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