Top Summerdale, AL Drug Possession Lawyers Near You

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

14347 Oak Street, Magnolia Springs, AL 36555

Drug Possession Lawyers | Fairhope Office | Serving Summerdale, AL

21 South Section Street, Fairhope, AL 36532

Drug Possession Lawyers | Mobile Office | Serving Summerdale, AL

208 Adams St., Mobile, AL 36633

Drug Possession Lawyers | Mobile Office | Serving Summerdale, AL

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

Drug Possession Lawyers | Daphne Office | Serving Summerdale, AL

26148 Capital Dr, Suite D, Daphne, AL 36526

Drug Possession Lawyers | Mobile Office | Serving Summerdale, AL

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

Drug Possession Lawyers | Mobile Office | Serving Summerdale, AL

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

Drug Possession Lawyers | Foley Office | Serving Summerdale, AL

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

Drug Possession Lawyers | Summerdale Office

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

Drug Possession Lawyers | Mobile Office | Serving Summerdale, AL

163 St. Emmanuel St South, Mobile, AL 36602

Drug Possession Lawyers | Mobile Office | Serving Summerdale, AL

501 Church St., Mobile, AL 36601

Drug Possession Lawyers | Mobile Office | Serving Summerdale, AL

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

Drug Possession Lawyers | Mobile Office | Serving Summerdale, AL

1706 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL 36604

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

8975 Pompano Way, Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Drug Possession Lawyers | Mobile Office | Serving Summerdale, AL

509 Church Street, Mobile, AL 36602

Drug Possession Lawyers | Mobile Office | Serving Summerdale, AL

7 Dauphin St, Mobile, AL 36602

Drug Possession Lawyers | Mobile Office | Serving Summerdale, AL

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

Drug Possession Lawyers | Mobile Office | Serving Summerdale, AL

10015 Turtle Creek Lane S, Mobile, AL 36695

Summerdale 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

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

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.

Points to Consider Before Hiring a Lawyer

Experience. Regardless of the type of legal matter you need help with, an experienced attorney will usually be able to get you better results.

Competence. Determine an attorney’s expertise by asking about their track record for the issue you need help with resolving.

Fit. There are plenty of good attorneys out there; make sure you find one you are comfortable working with.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se – This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute – Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction – Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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