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Alabama considers marijuana a Schedule I controlled substance, labeling it as one of the most “dangerous” and highly-regulated substances in the state. If you are charged with marijuana possession or a marijuana related crime, it will likely be determined by both state and federal law. This means that federal forces may team up with local prosecutors to land a conviction. What can you do to protect yourself from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), should they participate in your prosecution? Contact our criminal defense team, we offer free consultations and have nearly 80 years of experience. During your free consultation, our attorneys will work with you to develop a plan for your case that ensures your best interests remain protected. To schedule a free consultation with a criminal lawyer from our team, call our office at (256) 539-4464 or complete a case evaluation form online.
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Penalties for Possession of Marijuana
How you are charged for a marijuana possession or marijuana related crime dictates how you can be penalized. Certain drug crimes will be sentenced less severely than others, depending on specific factors relating to your case.
Your marijuana charges may escalate depending on:
- How much marijuana was found in your possession
- Where the marijuana was found
- Whether or not you had cultivated the marijuana
- Quality or strain of marijuana or cannabis
Crimes you can be accused of related to marijuana include:
- Simple possession
- Possession with intent to sell
- Sale or distribution
Alabama has some of the strictest marijuana crime penalties in the nation. If an individual is arrested for possessing any amount that is less than one kilogram of marijuana, they could be punished with up to one year in jail and a $6,000 fine. Penalties will only increase as the charges escalate in severity. It is also worth noting that medical marijuana is illegal in the State of Alabama. It is not likely that the state would recognize the legality of a medical marijuana prescription from another state.
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We offer free consultations for all cases relating to criminal defense, drug possession, marijuana possession, and others. If you have been arrested, contact our criminal defense lawyers to schedule a consultation and begin building a solid defense for your case. Schedule today by calling (256) 539-4464 or completing an online case evaluation form.