Dixon Law, LLC handles all types of drug related charges in Alabama, including drug possession cases, that fall under Alabama Code Section 13A-12-212. In Alabama, drug possession offenses are governed by state law. The severity of the offense and the potential penalties can vary based on factors such as the type and amount of the controlled substance involved. Alabama categorizes controlled substances into schedules, and penalties may differ accordingly.
- Possession Charges: Unlawful possession of controlled substances is prohibited in Alabama. This includes drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and prescription medications without a valid prescription.
- Drug Schedules: Controlled substances are classified into schedules (I through V) based on factors such as their potential for abuse and accepted medical use. The penalties for possession can depend on the schedule of the drug.
- Penalties: Penalties for drug possession offenses in Alabama may include fines, probation, mandatory drug education or treatment programs, and imprisonment. The severity of the penalties will often depend on factors like the type and amount of the drug involved and whether the individual has prior convictions.
- Marijuana: Possession of marijuana for personal use is generally treated as a misdemeanor, but penalties can vary depending on the amount. Possession of larger amounts or subsequent offenses may result in more severe penalties.
- Felony Charges: Possession of certain controlled substances, especially those classified as Schedule I or II, can lead to felony charges with more severe consequences.
If you have been charged with a drug crime in Alabama, contact Dixon Law, LLC today at (205) 616-8896.