Drug crime charges are a serious allegation in any jurisdiction, but especially in Alabama. State and federal prosecutors alike are known for their aggressive pursuit of drug charges. A conviction can have results that are life-changing for the offender, both personally and professionally. When it comes to drug crimes, state and federal laws usually overlap. The federal government has substantial resources for the prosecution of drug-related crimes.
You need to work with a seasoned Alabama drug crime defense attorney who is ready to fight for your rights and offer robust legal representation on your behalf. Regardless of the crime, you are charged with, you still have rights under the law. At ZJP Law LLC, we have the knowledge and expertise to develop a strong legal defense strategy for your drug crime charges. Our skilled lawyers have handled countless drug crime lawsuits ranging from simple marijuana possession to cocaine trafficking.
It is vital to understand that being charged with a drug crime is not equivalent to being convicted of a drug crime. But a charge can certainly turn into a conviction if you do not undertake the necessary measures to preserve your rights and fight against such charges.
You may face severe penalties if convicted of a drug crime in the state of Alabama, including:
When faced with serious charges such as a drug crime, you do not want to work with an inexperienced attorney, especially when your future is at stake. The seasoned drug crime lawyers at the law offices of Zach Peagler offer clients robust representation for various drug crime offenses. If you find yourself facing charges for the below-mentioned crimes, we can help.
For people who believe that their constitutional rights have been compromised, it is good to consult a qualified Alabama drug crime lawyer who can identify weaknesses in the prosecution's case and/or violation of legal rights. According to the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution, all US citizens enjoy protection from illegal searches and seizure of person or property.
The 14th Amendment disallows law enforcement personnel from conducting a search of your person or property or seizing anything unless they have a valid court-issued search order or just probable cause.
The experienced team at Zach Peagler Law Firm can help you avoid severe penalties. An effective way to achieve this is via alternative sentencing. Under Alabama law, people who have not been charged with a violent crime or commit a first-time drug offense can benefit from alternative sentencing. However, it is not a rigid rule, and our seasoned lawyers could help you negotiate alternative sentencing for more serious offenses.
Under alternative sentencing, the options include the work-release program, the drug diversion program, supervised probation, drug court, and electronic monitoring.
In Alabama, drug courts are readily available and help people through their issues, instead of just over-crowding prisons. Also, drug diversion programs provide support to people to help them with their drug abuse problems.
Charges are not equivalent to a conviction. Therefore, you should make every effort to defend yourself against drug crime charges in Alabama. The legal team at Zach Peagler will thoroughly evaluate your case and create the most robust defense possible in the circumstances.
We may argue for your constitutional rights, which may have been violated by an unconstitutional stop or an unlawful search and seizure. Any proof acquired from an unlawful search, seizure, or stop should be inadmissible as evidence in the case. We may employ technical defenses, including arguing to have specific evidence included on the basis of the rules of evidence.
We may use a substantive defense, where we show proof that you did not have constructive or actual possession of the illegal substance. If the drugs were in someone else's possession, you might not have been aware of their presence in your car or home. We may contend that it is a case of mistaken identity and that the police arrested the wrong individual.
It is best to promptly consult the law offices of Zach Peagler if you face drug-related criminal charges. Our seasoned attorneys will fight hard to ensure that your drug-related penalties are dismissed, reduced, or suppressed. For a no-obligation case review, call today at 205-871-9990.