Drug Crime Attorney Serving Alabama

Charged with a drug crime in Birmingham?

If you have been charged with a drug crime, it is to your benefit to speak with a skilled drug defense attorney immediately. Drug charges are taken very seriously in the state of Alabama, and a conviction can easily result in incarceration, thousands of dollars in fines, mandatory drug treatment, probation, and more. An experienced Alabama drug crime lawyer will be of invaluable assistance in fighting your charges, and can significantly improve your chances of resolving your case successfully!

Experienced Defense Against Drug Charges

A drug crime refers to an unlawful act involving an illegal drug, narcotic, or controlled substance. At Eversole Law, LLC we defend people in Alabama against charges involving all types of illegal drugs, including marijuana, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, Ecstasy, methamphetamine, and more. Regardless of whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor, such as simple drug possession, or a more serious felony, such as drug trafficking or distribution, we can provide you with the experienced and aggressive defense you need throughout all stages of the criminal process. Some of the types of cases we handle include:

Cultivation

Were you accused of a crime involving drug cultivation? In Alabama, cultivating a drug like marijuana could lead to serious penalties, depending on the amount of the drug in question. For example, cultivation of 2.2 pounds of marijuana is a felony and could result in 3 years in prison. The penalties increase up to life in prison for cultivation of more than 1000 pounds of marijuana.

Distribution

Distribution refers to the act of selling, delivering, or even giving away any illegal drug. Whether this was a controlled substance like prescription medication or an illegal drug like marijuana, your first step should be to contact a legal advocate to stand up for your rights. You could be left facing 20 years in prison as well as thousands of dollars in fines.

Trafficking

What exactly constitutes drug trafficking in Alabama? Drug trafficking includes such offenses as the distribution, sale, and possession of drugs. It can even include conspiracy regarding trafficking drugs. This is a federal drug offense as it involves crossing state lines, so it is also important that you have an attorney on your side with experience in federal cases.

Possession

Even though drug possession is thought of as a less serious offense than other drug crimes, it can still result in up to 10 years in prison and $15,000 in fines. If the amount of drugs found in your possession was over a certain amount than would be used for personal use, law enforcement may assume that you intended to sell the drug, thus increasing the penalties.

Manufacturing

Some manmade drugs can be manufactured in homemade labs. If you were accused of manufacturing drugs like methamphetamines, cocaine, heroin, or LSD, you could be fined up to $30,000 and put behind bars for up to 20 years. Some circumstances which could increase the penalties include: the amount of drugs being manufactured, whether there were any children involved, and whether you intended to sell the drugs.

Search & Seizure

How could an illegal search and seizure affect your case? If any incriminating evidence was found against you, but that evidence was unlawfully obtained, it could be thrown out of court. The Constitution's 14th Amendment was established to protect the privacy and freedom of U.S. citizens, and if your rights have been violated, you deserve justice.

Under the Influence

It is a well-known fact that driving under the influence of alcohol can result in a DUI, but many forget that driving while impaired by drugs could also constitute a DUI conviction. If you were you pulled over and accused of driving with an illegal drug or prescription drug in your bloodstream, your first step should be to contact a member of our legal team.

Marijuana Charges

Marijuana is one of the most commonly abused drugs in the U.S. If you were accused of possession, cultivation, distribution, or trafficking of marijuana, you could be left dealing with harsh penalties, depending on the amount of the drug found in your possession as well as any other aggravating circumstances.

Methamphetamine Charges

Whether you were accused of possession of methamphetamines, distribution, or driving under the influence, you should contact a member of my firm as soon as possible. As you could be facing years in jail as well as heavy fines, you need an experienced advocate on your side throughout the entire process.

Prescription Drug Charges

Did you know that you can be accused of a drug crime for more than just crimes involving illegal drugs? As the abuse of prescription drugs are also on the rise, law enforcement is taking these offenses very seriously. Falsely creating a prescription or "doctor shopping" in order to obtain drugs like Vicodin, Codeine, or OxyContin could lead to felony charges.

Federal Drug Charges

Drug crimes such as trafficking, distributing, manufacturing, and cultivation could result in federal charges. When the crime involves an operation that crosses state lines and country borders, the offense changes from a state crime to a federal crime. If you have found yourself in this situation, you could be up against such organizations as Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Bureau.

Out of State Drug Charges

What happens if you were arrested for a drug crime in Alabama but are a resident of another state? If you have found yourself in this situation, you need an attorney from Alabama on your side who understands local laws and courts. No matter how serious you believe your case to be, you can be completely confident that my team has what it takes to help you.

Types of Drugs

Were you accused of a drug crime in Alabama? There are numerous different types of drugs which could result in a conviction, from prescription drugs to stimulants to depressants to hallucinogens. Some of these drugs are viewed as more serious and so can result in harsher penalties. In order to ensure that your rights are protected throughout the entire case, please do not hesitate to get in touch with my legal team. We have extensive experience in these types of cases.

Drug Crime Penalties

If you were accused of a drug crime, one of the questions that will probably be on your mind is what kind of penalties you could be facing. Depending on if you were accused of a misdemeanor or a felony, you could be left dealing with years in jail or prison as well as heavy fines.

alternative sentencing

In an effort to help you avoid time behind bars, you could seek to determine if alternative sentencing is a good option for you. Through a drug diversion program, work-release program, or supervised probation, you could serve your sentence in other ways besides jail time.

Contact a drug lawyer you can trust!

If you have been arrested for your involvement in a drug crime in Alabama, I can defend you in court, protect your rights, and aggressively fight your charges in the hopes of minimizing the penalties. I am attorney Steven Eversole, and I understand that drug crimes are often overly prosecuted and harshly punished. Let me provide you with the protection and skilled defense you need to improve your chances of overcoming your charges and avoiding a life-changing conviction.

If you would like to set up a free consultation to discuss your case, please contact Alabama drug crime attorney Steven Eversole today!

We serve the following localities:

Birmingham, Jefferson County including Bessemer, Homewood, Hoover, Irondale, Leeds, Mountain Brook, Trussville, and Vestavia Hills, Shelby County (including Pelham, Alabaster, Chelsea, Calera), Tuscaloosa, Auburn, Huntsville, Calhoun County including Anniston, Etowah County including Boaz and Gadsden, Cullman County including Arab and Cullman, Madison County including Huntsville and Madison, Montgomery County including Montgomery, and all of Alabama.

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