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Drug Possession Lawyers | Montgomery Office

7011 Fulton Ct, Montgomery, AL 36117

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445 Dexter Avenue, Suite 2040, Montgomery, AL 36104

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560 South McDonough St, Suite D, Montgomery, AL 36104

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250 Commerce St, Suite 203, Montgomery, AL 36104

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830 Peachtree St, Prattville, AL 36066

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600 S. McDonough St., Montgomery, AL 36104

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428 S Lawrence St, Montgomery, AL 36104

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445 Dexter Avenue, Suite 9075, Montgomery, AL 36104

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150 South Perry Street, Montgomery, AL 36102-2069

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608 South Hull Street, Montgomery, AL 36104

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2740 Zelda Road, Suite 500, Montgomery, AL 36106

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60 Commerce St, Suite 200, Montgomery, AL 36104

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516 South Perry Street, PO Box 64, Montgomery, AL 36101-0964

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505 South Perry St., PO Box 746, Montgomery, AL 36104

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615 S. McDonough St., PO Box 910, Montgomery, AL 36101-0910

Montgomery 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

What sort of issues can I seek legal help with?

Specialized legal help is available for most legal issues. Each case is unique; seeking legal help is a smart first step toward understanding your legal situation and seeking the best path toward resolution for your case. An experienced lawyer understands the local laws surrounding your case and what your best legal options might be. More importantly, there are certain situations and circumstances – such as being charged with a crime – where you should always seek experienced legal help.

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation

Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.

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

Plaintiff – a person or party who brings a lawsuit against another person(s) or party/parties in a court of law. Private persons or parties can only file suit in civil court.

Judgment – A decision of the court. Also known as a decree or order. Judgments handed down by the court are usually binding on the parties before the court.

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