Alabama and Georgia drug laws can be very confusing, especially if you have never been arrested for any type of drug-related crime before. Even for repeat offenders, those who have already been convicted, understanding local drug laws can be impossible without some help from a professional attorney in the area, one who is familiar with Alabama’s and Georgia’s policies regarding drugs. This is true whether your charge has to do with a prescription drug, illegal drugs, or any drug-related offense.
Prescription Drug Charges
There are many different charges that can stem from prescription drugs. You could be facing years in prison for even a first offense with some of these serious charges, so it is in your best interests to have someone on your side fighting to protect your rights and your future. Some of the most common prescription drugs charges include, but are not limited to:
- Small scale
- Large scale
It does not matter what drug you are dealing with, what matters is how much you have and whether you have a valid prescription for every pill, patch, or droplet. The larger the quantity, the greater your trouble will become, especially if you try to tackle the Alabama or Georgia legal system by yourself.
Illegal drugs are becoming more of an issue with each passing year, and the laws and statutes that regulate illegal drugs are becoming more precise and detailed accordingly. These laws are very complex and involved, and something as simple as the weight of the drugs you were caught with can be the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor charge in these states. It is critical to have someone on your side when you fight drug charges, whether you were caught with marijuana, cocaine, meth, crack cocaine, or something different.
You could face very serious penalties if convicted of selling, trying to sell, possessing, trafficking, or cultivating any type of illegal drug, and prison is not out of the question even for the first conviction on your record. We have experience in dealing with the issues that arise from illegal drug charges, and will fight to get an acquittal, have charges dropped or reduced, or reach a plea agreement when necessary.
Hand and Associates
114 N. 8th St
Opelika, AL 36801