Faced With Marijuana Charges In Baldwin County Or Surrounding Areas?
Marijuana is fast becoming legalized for recreational use across the nation. However, it remains illegal in Alabama and at the federal level. That is unfortunate, given the profound benefits this plant can have for all kinds of mental health problems, alcohol and opioid addictions, and general well-being. It is far less dangerous than alcohol – which kills nearly 100,000 people each year, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Still, weed remains stigmatized and criminalized.
If you find yourself facing weed-related charges, you deserve a strong defense. Marijuana charges can be more than a nuisance; they can have a big impact on your future, especially repeat or felony-level offenses. An experienced legal defense is critical for protecting your rights and freedoms.
Partner With A Former Prosecutor To Fight Cannabis-Related Charges
At Prendergast Law LLC, you can benefit from the insight and experience of a former prosecutor. Lawyer Patrick Prendergast understands how the prosecution addresses these charges. He can use that knowledge to your benefit, defending you against charges such as:
- Misdemeanor marijuana possession (for personal use)
- Possession or manufacture of hash and concentrates
- Possession of paraphernalia
- Felony possession (other than for personal use)
- Cultivation of marijuana
- Sale and trafficking/distribution of marijuana
- Driving under the influence of marijuana
Alabama Marijuana Laws And Penalties
Alabama has legalized medical marijuana in limited circumstances, but that law doesn’t currently allow use of raw weed. You could face harsh penalties if you get caught possessing or selling weed or any cannabis products containing THC.
A first-time offense of smaller quantities for personal use is a misdemeanor. Repeat offenses are felonies. A conviction could result in penalties such as:
- Jail time
- Fines upward of thousands of dollars
Sadly, far too many smokers and recreational users end up facing these harsh penalties because they were unlucky enough to get caught and didn’t have a good defense. Attorney Prendergast is committed to helping you challenge these charges so they don’t have such a profound impact on your life and future.
Benefit From Honest And Transparent Guidance
To learn more about working with lawyer Prendergast, call 251-222-2912 or send him an email. He will be upfront with you about what he can do for you and how much you can expect to pay in legal fees. His priority is being transparent so you know what to expect.
Based in Fairhope, he serves clients throughout Baldwin County and surrounding areas.