Defending Those Facing Meth Charges In Alabama

Authorities see crystal meth or methamphetamine as a serious problem in Alabama. This is why all charges relating to the use, possession or sale of methamphetamines are treated as felonies.

As such, methamphetamine offenses are aggressively prosecuted — more so than any other drug in Alabama. Prosecutors have significant pressure to curtail these activities, and they use their power to take aggressive action against the accused.

At Simms & Associates, our attorneys will fight to mitigate future consequences. We know the law. We know your rights, and we are here to protect your future.

A Meth Possession Conviction Can Have Lasting Penalties

The extent of the penalties will depend largely on the amount of methamphetamine in question. Alabama uses mandatory minimums for meth possession:

  • 28 to 500 grams: Minimum three years in prison and up to $50,000 in fines
  • 500 grams to 1 kilogram: Minimum five years in prison and up to $100,000 in fines
  • 1 kilogram to 10 kilograms: Minimum 15 years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines
  • Over 10 kilograms: Mandatory life imprisonment without parole

Whether you are charged with possession, distribution or trafficking, the punishments from a conviction will forever change your life. After completing the punishment if convicted, you will still face barriers when securing employment or residence in the future.

If you are facing meth/methamphetamine/crystal meth charges, we're ready to help you. We'll prepare an assertive defense designed to protect your rights and limit the consequences these allegations have on your future.

An Experienced, Aggressive Team Of Attorneys

Contact us to talk about your charges and what we can do. Schedule a free initial consultation at our Birmingham office with one of our lawyers. Call us at 205-453-9700 or email us.