Drug Charges Can Vary In Severity
Penalties for drug charges can vary greatly. In some cases, your charges may be a misdemeanor. This is often the case when you are caught with small amounts of certain drugs, such as marijuana. However, you could be charged with a felony for possession of drugs such as methamphetamine or cocaine.
Penalties are also often more severe in cases involving:
- Manufacturing and cultivation
- Trafficking and distribution
- Drug dealing
Penalties can range from jail time to fines, and may be filed in state or federal court. It’s important to have an experienced lawyer on your side if you are facing drug charges. We can help you understand the penalties you are facing, and lay out a plan that will get you the best result given your charges.
We work cases in Opelika, Auburn, Lee County, and the surrounding areas. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you are charged with a drug crime.
Is Possessing Drug Paraphernalia A Crime?
The short answer is yes. It is illegal to possess any equipment that is used to prepare, conceal or consume drugs. Common types of drug paraphernalia include:
- Rolling papers
The laws surrounding drug paraphernalia are complicated because some of these items are designed for legal uses. Some bongs, for example, are marketed to be used only for tobacco. However, you can still be charged with a crime for possessing one. An experienced attorney can help you parse out the laws surrounding drug paraphernalia.
Charged With A Drug Crime?
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