Throughout the country, many of the laws concerning the possession of marijuana are becoming more lenient and a lot of states are even moving towards legalizing marijuana altogether. However, Alabama has some of the strictest laws in the country and if caught with marijuana, you may be facing felony charges and years in jail.
If caught with any amount of marijuana is found in your possession for your own personal use, you will be faced with a Class A misdemeanor. In addition, you may be subject to one year of jail time and a fine of up to $6,000. Alabama will suspend the driver’s license of any person who is convicted of a marijuana related crime for six months. If you are found with any amount of marijuana in your possession but it is determined that you are possessing it for anything other than personal use, you will face even harsher penalties. You will be required to spend at least one year and one day in jail, with a maximum of ten years of jail time. You will also face a fine of up to $15,000 if you are charged with possession with intent for other than personal use.
Being charged with a drug offense is a serious infraction. You will require experienced legal representation if you are charged. Your lawyer can try and reduce the penalties that the court will try to impose on you. It is important that you have an attorney who understands the ins and outs of the drug offense charges that you may be facing.
If you have been charged with a crime and need an experienced criminal defense attorney in Mobile and the surrounding areas, please contact the attorneys at Darley Law, LLC.