Many drug-related crimes carry extremely heavy jail sentences and fines. If you are ever convicted of a drug crime, that conviction may stay on your record for the rest of your life and could affect your ability to get a job, a loan, or even an apartment. For this reason, any time you're facing drug crime charges or have been arrested for drug offenses, it's important that you take the time to consult with a drug crime defense lawyer who can give you a better understanding of the charges you are facing, your constitutional rights, and your legal options.
If you’ve been charged with a drug offense, contact The Law Firm of Randal S. Ford to discuss your case with an understanding defense attorney. Depending on the circumstances of your situation, The Law Firm of Randal S. Ford may be able to help you obtain a favorable plea deal, help you prove your innocence, or even get the charges against you dropped completely. The key is to act quickly, so call today.
If you been charged with possession or use of marijuana in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and have a court date in Tuscaloosa Municipal Court, your case is likely a misdemeanor charge. In Alabama, a "first offense" possession of marijuana is a misdemeanor. A "second offense" during your lifetime results in a felony charge.
There are several potential avenues that an attorney can pursue for you, such as applying for Youthful Offender (if the charge occurred before age 21), asking the Court to allow you to take a diversion program, moving to suppress the evidence and going to trial, or simply pleading guilty to the charge and trying to obtain the "low end" of potential punishments.
Tuscaloosa Drug Possession Lawyer Randal Ford has been practicing law for 20 years representing Defendants in Tuscaloosa Courts and is committed to quality representation that results in the most favorable outcome in each clientç—´ case. As an attorney practicing law in Tuscaloosa he is familiar with the Courts, its prosecutors and can assist you in determining the course of action you should take in resolving your case.
Drug Possession Lawyer Randal Ford also represents Defendants in Tuscaloosa Municipal Court, Northport Municipal Court, and Tuscaloosa District Court which incorporates traffic offenses and misdemeanors. The majority of cases that are handled in Municipal Court are DUI, Public Intoxication, Theft, Domestic Violence (assault, battery, etc.), Harassment / Harassing Communications, Traffic Tickets, Open Beverage, Misdemeanor Marijuana Possession, Forgery and violations of City Ordinances. Cases are initiated by the Tuscaloosa Police Department and the University of Alabama Police Department. The City of Tuscaloosa encompasses the campuses of the University of Alabama, Stillman College, and Shelton State Community College.