Top Irvington, AL Drug Possession Lawyers Near You

Drug Possession Lawyers | Mobile Office | Serving Irvington, AL

207 Church Street, PO Box 2705, Mobile, AL 36652-2705

Drug Possession Lawyers | Mobile Office | Serving Irvington, AL

11 North Water Street, RSA Tower, Suite 22200, Mobile, AL 36602

Drug Possession Lawyers | Mobile Office | Serving Irvington, AL

501 Church St., Mobile, AL 36601

Drug Possession Lawyers | Mobile Office | Serving Irvington, AL

1 St. Louis Street, Suite 1000, Mobile, AL 36602

Drug Possession Lawyers | Mobile Office | Serving Irvington, AL

10015 Turtle Creek Lane S, Mobile, AL 36695

Drug Possession Lawyers | Gulf Shores Office | Serving Irvington, AL

8975 Pompano Way, Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Drug Possession Lawyers | Mobile Office | Serving Irvington, AL

7 Dauphin St, Mobile, AL 36602

Drug Possession Lawyers | Daphne Office | Serving Irvington, AL

26148 Capital Dr, Suite D, Daphne, AL 36526

Drug Possession Lawyers | Summerdale Office | Serving Irvington, AL

109 N.W. 1st St., PO Box 10, Summerdale, AL 36580

Drug Possession Lawyers | Foley Office | Serving Irvington, AL

307 S. McKenzie St., PO Box 1965, Foley, AL 36536

Drug Possession Lawyers | Mobile Office | Serving Irvington, AL

163 St. Emmanuel St South, Mobile, AL 36602

Drug Possession Lawyers | Mobile Office | Serving Irvington, AL

205 Church Street, PO Box 43, Mobile, AL 36601-0043

Drug Possession Lawyers | Mobile Office | Serving Irvington, AL

208 Adams St., Mobile, AL 36633

Drug Possession Lawyers | Fairhope Office | Serving Irvington, AL

21 South Section Street, Fairhope, AL 36532

Drug Possession Lawyers | Mobile Office | Serving Irvington, AL

1706 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL 36604

Drug Possession Lawyers | Mobile Office | Serving Irvington, AL

509 Church Street, Mobile, AL 36602

Drug Possession Lawyers | Mobile Office | Serving Irvington, AL

11 North Water St, Suite 1200, Mobile, AL 36602

Drug Possession Lawyers | Magnolia Springs Office | Serving Irvington, AL

14347 Oak Street, Magnolia Springs, AL 36555

Irvington 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

How an Attorney Can Help

An attorney can often resolve your particular legal issue faster and better than trying to do it alone. A lawyer can help you navigate the legal system, while avoiding costly mistakes or procedural errors. You should seek out an attorney whose practice focuses on the area of law most relevant to your issue.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney’s experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

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

Affidavit – A sworn written statement made under oath. An affidavit is meant to be a supporting document to the court assisting in the verification of certain facts. An affidavit may or may not require notarization.

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