Top Harvest, AL Drug Possession Lawyers Near You

Drug Possession Lawyers | Athens Office | Serving Harvest, AL

PO Box 928, Athens, AL 35612

Drug Possession Lawyers | Huntsville Office | Serving Harvest, AL

305 Church St SW, Suite 800, Huntsville, AL 35801

Drug Possession Lawyers | Huntsville Office | Serving Harvest, AL

521 Madison St SE, Suite 202, Huntsville, AL 35801

Drug Possession Lawyers | Athens Office | Serving Harvest, AL

213 South Jefferson Street, Athens, AL 35611

Drug Possession Lawyers | Huntsville Office | Serving Harvest, AL

200 Clinton Avenue West, Suite 900, Huntsville, AL 35801-4900

Drug Possession Lawyers | Huntsville Office | Serving Harvest, AL

221 Longwood Drive Southwest, Huntsville, AL 35801

Drug Possession Lawyers | Huntsville Office | Serving Harvest, AL

100 Jefferson Street South, Suite 100C, Huntsville, AL 35801-4849

Drug Possession Lawyers | Huntsville Office | Serving Harvest, AL

109-A Jefferson Street North, Suite 5, Huntsville, AL 35801

Drug Possession Lawyers | Huntsville Office | Serving Harvest, AL

111 Jefferson St N, Huntsville, AL 35801

Drug Possession Lawyers | Huntsville Office | Serving Harvest, AL

1000 Church St NW, Huntsville, AL 35801

Drug Possession Lawyers | Huntsville Office | Serving Harvest, AL

320 Clinton Avenue East, Huntsville, AL 35801

Drug Possession Lawyers | Huntsville Office | Serving Harvest, AL

102 South Side Square, Huntsville, AL 35801

Drug Possession Lawyers | Huntsville Office | Serving Harvest, AL

333 Franklin Street Southeast, Suite 400, Huntsville, AL 35801

Harvest Drug Possession Information

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The Average Total Federal Prison Sentence for Drug Possession in Alabama

24 months*

* based on 2019 Individual Offenders - Federal Court sentencing in Alabama federal courts. See Sentencing Data Information for complete details.

Drug Possession

Drug possession is the illegal possession of a controlled substance. Essentially, to be convicted of a drug possession charge, you knowingly must have a controlled substance in your possession or within your proximity, like storing it in your vehicle. Drug possession can also include having a device used for the consumption of a controlled substance. This is a criminal offense under both Alabama state law as well as federal law.

Types of Drug Possession Charges

Sometimes drug possession is referred to as actual possession or “constructive” possession, meaning that an individual knowingly has access to and control of a controlled substance but it is not on the person. Some common ways for constructive possession occur is when a person knowingly stores an illegal controlled substance in their car or at their home. Possessing a smaller quantity of a controlled substance for personal use is commonly known as “simple possession.

What Is A Controlled Substance?

Federal law as well as state law determines the severity of drug possession charges based on the type of drug and divides them into different “schedules.” Each schedule is based on the potential for dependency and abuse. This sliding scale of schedules starts with Schedule V drugs, having the lowest risk, and increases in severity up to Schedule I, posing the most severe risk.

  • Schedule I: Heroin, ecstasy, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), marijuana, peyote
  • Schedule II: Methamphetamine, cocaine, morphine, methadone, phencyclidine (PCP), fentanyl
  • Schedule III: Anabolic steroids, ketamine, barbiturates, testosterone, Tylenol with codeine
  • Schedule IV: Valium, Xanax, Tramadol
  • Schedule V: Other unlawfully obtained prescription drugs and cough medicines like Robitussin with codeine

Best Time to Seek Legal Help

No matter what your legal issue may be, it is always best to seek legal help early in the process. An attorney can help secure what is likely to be the best possible outcome for your situation and avoid both unnecessary complications or errors.

Top Questions to Ask a Lawyer

  • What is the usual process to resolve my case? How long will it take to resolve this?
  • What are likely outcomes of a case like mine? What should I expect?

An experienced lawyer should be able to communicate a basic “road map” on how to proceed. The lawyer should be able to walk you through the anticipated process, key considerations, and potential pitfalls to avoid. Once you’ve laid out the facts of your situation to the lawyer, he/she should be able to frame expectations and likely scenarios to help you understand your legal issue.

Tips on Hiring an Experienced Lawyer with Drug Possession Cases

The more experienced a lawyer is in legal practice, the more likely he/she will be able to bring about a successful resolution to your issue. Since experience matters, lawyers who’ve been practicing law for many years (with a successful track record) tend to be in high demand. You should look for information about a lawyer’s experience and ask questions during the initial meeting. It’s a very good idea to ask the lawyer how many years he/she has been practicing law and the expected outcome of your case.

Common legal terms explained

Personal jurisdiction – Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court’s reach in personal jurisdiction.

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