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Exercise Your Right To A Defense Lawyer For Felony Possession Charges

Alabama takes a harsh stance on possession of controlled substances. Drug possession charges are nonviolent crimes. They don’t hurt anyone. Yet, under our state’s current legal framework, you can face felony charges with penalties just as harsh as sexual assault for possessing certain quantities of illegal substances (or possessing them under certain circumstances).

The good news is that you have the absolute right to hire a defense lawyer, and doing so can make a big difference in the course of your case.

Help For Those Facing Felony Drug Crimes In Baldwin County And Surrounding Areas

If you’re facing felony charges for possession of a controlled substance, contact Prendergast Law LLC in Fairhope for experienced legal guidance. Attorney Patrick Prendergast is a former prosecutor who understands the nuances of Alabama drug offenses. He focuses solely on criminal defense, and he’s committed to helping people like you get your life back after legal troubles.

Understanding Felony Possession Charges In Alabama

You may face felony possession charges if you get caught with certain quantities of controlled substances without a valid prescription. Examples of those substances include:

  • Marijuana: possession of larger quantities or repeat possession
  • Psychedelics: such as psilocybin (mushrooms), LSD (acid), PCP, DMT and ketamine
  • Stimulants: such as cocaine and methamphetamine
  • Painkillers and opioids (narcotics): such as fentanyl, OxyContin, Vicodin, Codeine, Tramadol, morphine and methadone
  • Benzodiazepines: such as Xanax, Klonopin and Ativan

While these charges typically start out as Class C felonies (the least serious class of felony) for a first-time offense, they bump up to Class B or even Class A for subsequent offenses.

Possession of drug paraphernalia (bongs, pipes, syringes, etc.) is also a felony for repeat offenses or intent to sell.

Finding The Right Angle To Challenge The Charges

Drawing on his insight as a former prosecutor, lawyer Prendergast can help you find the strongest angles to fight back against felony drug charges. If there are viable grounds for dismissing or reducing the charges, you can trust that he will hone in on those. He can also evaluate whether you’re a candidate for the Drug Court Program, which offers a way to keep a conviction off your record.

Find Out Your Options For Moving Forward

Take the first step by talking to attorney Prendergast about your case. You can expect an honest, transparent evaluation of your options as well as the fees involved in representing you. Call Prendergast Law LLC at 251-222-2912 or reach out online to get started.