Not only is drug possession the most commonly committed drug offense in Alabama, but it is also the most frequently prosecuted. If you have been charged with drug possession anywhere in the state of Alabama, you can turn to an experienced drug possession defense attorney at the firm for help. Although our office is located in Birmingham, we will travel to any location within the state of Alabama to meet a prospective client accused of possessing an illegal drug, narcotic, or controlled substance. We also have experience defending clients charged with unlawful possession of a prescription drug. In fact, throughout the years we have been seeing more and more people charged with unlawful possession of such prescription drugs as Vicodin, Xanax, Codeine, OxyContin, Valium, and more.
Penalties for Drug Possession in Alabama
Unless a person is being charged with simple marijuana possession for the first time, drug possession is typically charged as a felony. While the penalties for drug possession depend largely on both the type and quantity of drugs involved, in general the penalties include:
- Up to 10 years in prison
- Up to $15,000 in fines
- Possible forfeiture of assets
- Upon release from prison:
- Mandatory drug counseling or treatment
- Community service
- Possible driver's license suspension
Defense for Drug Possession Charges in Birmingham
To increase your chances of avoiding a conviction and multiple penalties, please take a moment to contact an experienced Alabama drug crime lawyer at the firm. I am attorney Steven Eversole, and I am familiar with many defense strategies that have proven to be effective time and time again. One of the most common defenses I use involves questioning "constructive possession," which basically means that if a drug is found on your property than reason says it is yours. I can defend you by bringing up such questions as; did you know the drug was in your possession? Did you know the drug was illegal? Could someone else have brought the drug into your home or car without your knowledge? In addition, if the police violated federal search and seizure laws or conducted an unlawful interrogation, I can use that in your defense as well.
To schedule a time to discuss your charges and possible defense strategies, contact Alabama drug possession attorney Steven Eversole to set up your free consultation!