Get A Former Prosecutor To Defend You Against Drug Charges
Far too many people across Alabama are in prison for nonviolent drug offenses. Defending against these charges requires a high degree of skill and experience – especially when it comes to felony-level offenses.
At Prendergast Law LLC, you can work with a former prosecutor. Attorney Patrick Prendergast spent five years serving as an assistant district attorney in Baldwin County, which means he knows how to anticipate the prosecution’s next moves and counteract them with effective strategies.
Based in Fairhope, Alabama, he can defend you against criminal charges involving substances such as:
- Marijuana (cannabis, hashish)
- Cocaine (coke)
- LSD (acid)
- Mushrooms (psilocybin)
- Amphetamines (meth)
- Opioids such as fentanyl
- Prescription drugs such as Adderall and Xanax
Types Of Drug Charges
Lawyer Prendergast is familiar with all types of drug charges in Alabama, including:
- Misdemeanor possession of marijuana
- Felony-level possession
- Drug trafficking and distribution
- Cultivation of marijuana or mushrooms
- Drug manufacturing
- Drug-related DUI charges
Penalties For Drug Crimes In Alabama
A conviction for a drug offense can lead to serious consequences, even if you’re a first-time offender. Depending on the type and severity of the charge, you could be facing:
- A lengthy prison sentence
- Hefty fines
- Community service
A conviction can also mean a permanent stain on your criminal record, which can impact your opportunities for education, housing, jobs, professional licensure and much more.
Depending on your circumstances and the type of charge, you may be eligible for the state’s Drug Court Program, which offers a way to keep convictions off your record. Attorney Prendergast can assess whether this is an option for you or not.
Ways To Challenge Drug Charges
There are numerous ways to challenge drug charges, but it depends on the specifics of your case. Law enforcement officers who are eager to make arrests may slip up and make mistakes, violating your rights in ways that can be used in your favor. Intent may also come into play for some types of charges.
Examples of common defense to drug charges may include:
- Insufficient legal grounds for stopping your car, or searching you or your vehicle
- Failure to read you your rights before an arrest
- Lack of knowledge (for charges requiring knowledge or intent)
You may also be able to get a plea deal for a lesser offense with penalties that are less harsh. Attorney Prendergast can help you determine the best course of action for your case.
Work With A Lawyer Who Is Upfront And Honest
To discuss your drug crime case with attorney Prendergast, call 251-222-2912 or reach out online. You can expect honest, upfront guidance about your case and what Mr. Prendergast can realistically do for you, including attorney’s fees. He strives to avoid any kind of surprises, so you know exactly what to expect.