Drug Crime Attorneys in Birmingham
Protecting Your Rights & Freedom
Having a mark on your criminal record is dreadful for anyone, but this is especially the case if you have been accused of participating in a drug crime. The moment that any potential employer or lending corporation sees that you have been even rumored to be involved in drugs, you can be sure that you will not be receiving the critical job or loan you need to carry on with your life. Drug crime convictions ruin not only reputations but relationships as well, and you could lose the custodial or visitation rights to your children, all on the allegation that you are now an “unfit parent”. What’s more, courts in Alabama are so harsh that even being a first-time offender can still result in long-lasting penalties.
To avoid these horrible consequences, it is essential to get in touch with our drug crime lawyers in Birmingham so that Burrell & McCants, LLC can defend your rights.
Contact us now at (205) 547-3042 and we can answer every question you have regarding drug crime charges.
Common Drug Crimes in the State of Alabama
Even though federal legislation is being worked on to review the stringent penalties of drug crimes, Alabama is known for having harsh standards for drugs, and the state will continue to enforce these for a long time yet. Although the most common kinds of drug crimes have to do with unlawfully possessing, manufacturing, selling, and trafficking controlled substances, the punishments can be extremely divergent, depending on the kind of drug involved. The amount of the substance has a lot of bearing as well upon the kind of sentence you might face if convicted.
In Alabama, a drug charge’s severity is established on an arrangement of five levels of drugs, known as “schedules,” which are organized from least harmful to most dangerous. Schedule V drugs, including many medicinal prescriptions, are considered to be least risky, while drugs categorized as Schedule I, including opiates, are viewed to be the most addictive and abused by users.
Kinds of Drugs Which Are Counted Illegal in Alabama
There are many types of controlled substances which, if you were caught possessing or distributing them, could lead to a drug charge.
Some of the most common illegal substances include:
- “Magic” hallucinogenic mushrooms
Dedicated Advocacy Against Unfair Accusations
Following the War on Drugs, law enforcement and government officials have been extremely eager to convict citizens for drug crimes, even going so far as to make unjust accusations to bolster their public reputation. Tragically, even if a person has been legally prescribed drugs by their doctor, but does not have their prescription at the time, police officers have been known to make arrests out of their zeal to prevent drug crimes.
Moreover, having a “suspiciously” large amount of a substance – which is entirely up to the interpretation of the member of law enforcement – could result in an even greater punishment. You may even be charged with a felony rather than a minor misdemeanor. This is why you should reach out to our drug crime attorneys in Birmingham as soon as possible.
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