Aggressive Defense Against Drug Distribution Charges
If you are facing drug distribution charges, you need experienced legal representation to defend against steep, lasting consequences.
When it comes to the law, knowledge is power. When facing serious criminal charges, having the right guidance may be the difference between conviction and walking free.
How Alabama Approaches Distribution Charges
Alabama state statute 13A-12-211 details what constitutes unlawful distribution of controlled substances:
(a) A person commits the crime of unlawful distribution of controlled substances if, except as otherwise authorized, he or she sells, furnishes, gives away, delivers or distributes a controlled substance enumerated in Schedules I through V.
(b) Unlawful distribution of controlled substances is a Class B felony.
In a distribution case, the prosecution is required to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you furnished, delivered or gave away drugs to another person.
Note that the law does not require prosecutors to prove you sold anything — if you give your mother a Lortab to relieve a bad headache, prosecutors could still charge you.
We Know The Law. Let Us Help.
At Simms & Associates, in Birmingham, we offer clients criminal defense representation in a wide range of drug cases, including drug distribution.
Our criminal defense lawyers have a full understanding of drug distribution laws. Our lawyers have defended individuals facing distribution charges involving the following:
- Cocaine/crack cocaine
- Crystal meth/methamphetamine
- Prescription drugs
Alabama prosecutors take drug distribution charges very seriously and will not hesitate to aggressively prosecute these cases. Let us offer our advocacy.
Get Help Today
If you need a skillful criminal defense attorney, contact us today. Whether you are facing fist-time distribution charges or subsequent charges, we will thoroughly assess your case and determine the best course of action.