Drug Related Offenses

It is impossible to write about all of the Alabama drug related offenses in a few short paragraphs because there are so many offenses. Alabama has drug related charges ranging from severe, such as Trafficking in drugs, to misdemeanors such as Possession of Marijuana 2nd. However, if you are facing any drug related offense you can be imprisoned for a minimum of one year. Other sentences can range up to life in prison. The following are some examples of common drug related offenses and the punishments. The punishments listed below are based on the defendant not having any prior convictions.

Possession of Marijuana 2nd

  • Imprisonment up to one year in prison
  • Fine up to $6000
  • Loss of driving privileges for up to six months
  • Conviction of Possession of Marijuana 2nd is a Class A Misdemeanor

Possession of Marijuana 1st

  • Imprisonment from one year and one day to ten years
  • Fine up to $15,000
  • Loss of driving privileges for six months
  • FELONY (Class C)

Uniform Possession of a Controlled Substance (UPCS)

  • Examples of (UPCS) are cocaine, crack, meth,ecstasy, or a non-prescribed pain medication such as Hydrocodone, Lortab, or Oxycodone
  • Imprisonment from one year and one day to ten years
  • Fine up to $15,000
  • Loss of driving privileges for six months
  • FELONY (Class C)

Drug Trafficking

  • Depending on the drug and amount, imprisonment ranges from three years to life in prison with no chance of parole!
  • Fine up to $50,000
  • FELONY (Class A or B)

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

  • Imprisonment up to one year
  • Fine up to $6000
  • Loss of driving privileges for six months
  • Conviction of a Class A misdemeanor

If you’re facing a pending felony case, maybe you have read this and became even more worried and anxious. Please believe that this is not our goal. However, we want our clients to know that criminal cases can be life altering. We cannot guarantee you any certain results in your case. However, we can and will always promise certain things such as:

  • Treat everyone with respect
  • The only way to get consistently good results is to outwork the competition
  • Never rely upon good luck
  • Always deliver good news and bad news immediately
  • Always guarantee hard work

It must be remembered that a conviction of any felony will result in the loss of your right to vote and your right to own or possess a firearm. Most drug related convictions can also prevent you from receiving federal student aid for colleges. Even though the penalties are stiff, The Sellers Law Firm has been very successful in winning drug cases or obtaining beneficial results for our clients.

Since drug use is a correctable issue, most Alabama counties have instituted a “drug court” or community correction program. Both programs result in deferred sentences for those individuals who enter into the program. In simple terms, the defendant and prosecutor agree to a certain punishment for the alleged crime. However, the defendant enters into a deferment program as mentioned above. When the defendant completes the program, the case is simply dismissed. However, if the defendant does not complete the program, the original agreed upon sentence is imposed.

If you have been charged with a drug related offense, then act quickly and call The Sellers Law Firm. One key to being successful in these cases is the ability to act as soon as someone is arrested. We have four locations in Central Alabama, but have traveled the State representing individuals. Our offices are in Montgomery, Selma, Greenville, and Troy. Call us today at 334-LAWYERS (334-529-9377).

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