The state of Alabama takes drug crimes seriously and may impose harsh penalties for both misdemeanor and felony convictions. At Mark Bishop Turner, Attorney at Law, our Birmingham criminal defense attorney possesses more than 25 years of experience and has represented hundreds of clients in drug crimes cases.
Drug crimes often lead to other crimes including theft and violent crimes. For each drug charge, you may face heavy fines, prison time, hard labor, and possible mandatory drug rehabilitation programs. Felony charges may even carry a life prison sentence, depending on the type and severity of the crime.
Alabama classifies drugs, also called controlled dangerous substances (CDS), into various categories. Factors the state considers when categorizing drugs include the possible medical uses for the drug, the probability for abuse of the drug, and the likelihood of psychological and physical dependence on the drug. Because the categories containing more dangerous CDS carry harsher penalties than those containing less dangerous CDS, it is important to understand which drugs fall into certain categories.
Prescription drugs like pain medication may also be illegal if the person in possession does not have a valid prescription. Furthermore, in the state of Alabama, it is illegal to possess or use drug paraphernalia including objects like bongs or pipes. If you are facing charges related to CDS or drug paraphernalia in Alabama, our Birmingham criminal defense lawyer can answer your questions and provide diligent representation for your case.
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