Top Tarrant, AL Drug Possession Lawyers Near You

Drug Possession Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Tarrant, AL

800 Shades Creek Pkwy, Suite 870, Birmingham, AL 35209

Drug Possession Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Tarrant, AL

505 North 20th Street, Suite 825, Birmingham, AL 35203

Drug Possession Lawyers | Hoover Office | Serving Tarrant, AL

101 Riverchase Parkway East, Hoover, AL 35244

Drug Possession Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Tarrant, AL

2311 Highland Ave S., Suite 330, Birmingham, AL 35205

Drug Possession Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Tarrant, AL

2107 5th Ave N., Suite 301, Birmingham, AL 35203

Drug Possession Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Tarrant, AL

500 Office Park Drive, Suite 100, Birmingham, AL 35223

Drug Possession Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Tarrant, AL

420 20th Street North, Suite 1400, Birmingham, AL 35203-5202

Drug Possession Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Tarrant, AL

PO Box 2261, Birmingham, AL 35201

Drug Possession Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Tarrant, AL

2107 5th Avenue North, Suite 400, Birmingham, AL 35203

Drug Possession Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Tarrant, AL

400 Vestavia Parkway, Suite 100, Birmingham, AL 35216

Drug Possession Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Tarrant, AL

1665 28th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35209

Drug Possession Lawyers | Vestavia Hills Office | Serving Tarrant, AL

1950 Stonegate Dr, Suite 240, Vestavia Hills, AL 35242

Drug Possession Lawyers | Columbiana Office | Serving Tarrant, AL

PO Box 278, Columbiana, AL 35051

Drug Possession Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Tarrant, AL

2027 2nd Ave N, Suite A, Birmingham, AL 35203-4319

Drug Possession Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Tarrant, AL

2100 1st Ave N, Suite 370, Birmingham, AL 35203

Drug Possession Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Tarrant, AL

2127 1st Ave North, Birmingham, AL 35203

Drug Possession Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Tarrant, AL

505 20th Street North, Suite 940, Birmingham, AL 35203

Drug Possession Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Tarrant, AL

1904 1st Ave N, Suite 300, Birmingham, AL 35203

Drug Possession Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Tarrant, AL

2107 5th Ave. N, Suite 201, Birmingham, AL 35203

Drug Possession Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Tarrant, AL

2205 Morris Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35203

Drug Possession Lawyers | Bessemer Office | Serving Tarrant, AL

1623 2nd Ave N, Bessemer, AL 35020

Drug Possession Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Tarrant, AL

2320 Arlington Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205

Drug Possession Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Tarrant, AL

300 Vestavia Pkwy, Ste. 3200, Birmingham, AL 35216

Drug Possession Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Tarrant, AL

One Perimeter Park South, Suite 100-N, Birmingham, AL 35243

Drug Possession Lawyers | Birmingham Office | Serving Tarrant, AL

315 Gadsden Hwy., Suite D, Birmingham, AL 35235-1000

Tarrant 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.

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.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney’s hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For “routine” legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

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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