Drugs and Possession
Law Enforcement and prosecutors are willing to spend time and money to return a very hard sentence and conviction. If you have been arrested for a drug crime in Alabama you need to hire a law firm with experience defending people in the same situation. Our attorneys at Furman and Furman will spend time investigating the circumstances surrounding your arrest. Our objective, is frequently, to determine if the charges should be dismissed or if there is evidence that can be suppressed.
Our attorneys will look for any of those issues that can be exploited at trial and make every effort to have your sentence reduced or charges dropped at trial.
Drug-related offenses in Alabama have a wide range of penalties depending on the type of charge. The first type of charge is a misdemeanor drug offense, which carries a fine of up to $6,000 and up to one year of jail time. Offenses such as possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana possession in the second degree can fall under this category.
More serious drug offenses in Alabama will usually be classified as a felony drug offenses, which carries much more significant penalties. Examples of this include possession of a controlled substance such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and prescription drugs. In these cases, a person faces a minimum sentence of one year and a day, up to 10 years in state penitentiary, and up to a $15,000 fine.
For drug distribution cases, faces a minimum of two years to a 20-year sentence, and drug trafficking charges carry a minimum mandatory of three years, which can be increased to 25 or life depending on the quantities involved.