• Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant, Knight, P.C
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Being charged with drug possession is a very frightening situation to be in. Even what may seem like a small offense could badly mark your permanent record and have long-term negative effects. If you have been arrested for a drug crime, our firm can be your advocate, fighting for your rights.

Drug Possession ChargesArrested for possession?
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(205) 930-9717

Penalties for Drug Possession

The type of drug you had, and the quantity will determine what type of sentencing you are facing. It is important to remember that in the legal system you are innocent until proven guilty. Don’t speak to anyone except your attorney about your case, and don’t admit to anything you did, or didn’t, do. With the help of a savvy criminal defense lawyer, you can fight the possession charges you are facing. We will work to get your charges reduced, or to have them completely dropped, and your record wiped clean. Call for a free consult and find out how we can help you.

Drug possession is the crime of having illegal drugs in your possession. You may have these drugs for personal use, sale, or distribution. Being charged with drug possession is a pretty serious crime that can affect the rest of your life, if you are convicted. It can even make it very hard for you to apply for jobs, obtain housing, apply for student loans, or even to get car insurance. You need an experienced drug defense lawyer on your side. Call me for a free consult. We are familiar with both state and federal laws on drug possession, and we will fight for your rights in the matter.

Marijuana Possession ChargesIn the USA, the penalties for drug possession can cover a wide range from a small fine and probation to a very lengthy prison sentence. As an example, in some states the possession of marijuana is considered to be a small offense with the consequence being no worse than if you had received a speeding ticket. But in Alabama, possession of any type of drug can lead to stiff fines and extensive jail time. Contact us for a free consult to discuss the merits of your case.

If you have been charged with possession with the intent to distribute at any level, you need to have legal representation that knows and understands the federal and state laws regarding your charges. Things can be even more complicated if you have had a prior drug conviction and you are facing your second or third offense for a drug possession charge. Please contact us immediately to determine what penalties you may be facing if you are convicted, and how we can help you. We will investigate every angle of your case to find the best strategy for your situation. Our firm will utilize every defense available in your case to fight for your freedom.

Caught with drugs?
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(205) 930-9717

Attorneys Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant, & Knight have over 30 years of experience defending criminal charges. We represent those charged with possession in Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, and Columbiana.

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Speaking Engagements
Richard Jaffe will be speaking at a Leadership Birmingham event Thursday January 12th, 2017 at 1:45pm - 2:45pm. Click here to view the full event schedule.