Birmingham Drug Distribution Defense Lawyer
Simms & Associates offers clients comprehensive criminal defense representation in a wide range of cases, including drug distribution. The criminal defense lawyers at Simms & Associates have a full understanding of drug distribution law and can help you understand how to defend your case.
If you are facing drug distribution charges, contact our firm today to learn more about how we may be able to help you.
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 sells, furnishes, gives away, manufacturers, 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. Notice that a sale is not required: if you give your mother a Lortab to relieve a bad headache, you could be charged with distribution.
Statistics show that drug offenses are often related to other crimes. Studies have shown that the use of illegal drugs makes someone more likely to commit crimes such as theft or assault. As a result, Alabama aggressively prosecutes distribution and trafficking cases. The most common drugs being distributed are the following:
- Cocaine/Crack Cocaine
- Crystal Meth/Methamphetamine
- Prescription Drugs