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Possession of Marijuana in the 1st Degree

Skilled Birmingham Possession of Marijuana in the First Degree Defense Attorney Taking a Practical and Effective Approach to Defending Against Marijuana Possession Crimes

At The Stoves Law Firm, P.C., our Birmingham firm approaches unlawful possession of marijuana in the first degree cases with a level of practicality and effectiveness that is designed to protect our clients’ rights and ensure the best possible outcome. We understand the severity of these charges, as well as the potential consequences if convicted. Therefore, we dedicate our resources, skills, and 25 years of hard-earned experience to developing a strong defense strategy in order to provide you with reasonable doubt for a reasonable price.

Unlawful possession of marijuana in the first degree is a serious criminal offense. To be charged with this crime, certain elements must be present. Under Code of Alabama (1975) § 13A-12-213(a) these include:

  • The defendant knowingly possessed marijuana.
  • The defendant had no legal right to possess the marijuana.
  • The quantity of the marijuana was more than a specified amount.

Each of these elements is crucial to the prosecution’s case, and our attorneys are skilled at identifying any weaknesses or inconsistencies in the evidence against you.

Under Code of Alabama (1975) § 13A-12-213(a)(1) and (a)(2), unlawful possession of marijuana can be increased to the first degree from other degrees of the crime if:

  • You possess the marijuana for purposes other than personal use.
  • You have been previously convicted of unlawful possession of marijuana at lower degrees.

What are the Best Defenses to Marijuana Possession Cases?

There are several defenses that could potentially be used in cases of unlawful possession of marijuana in the first degree. The specific defense strategy employed will depend on the unique circumstances of your case. At The Stoves Law Firm, P.C., we carefully analyze all aspects of your case to determine the most effective defense strategy.

  • Challenge the legality of the search and seizure. If the police did not have a legal right to search your property, any evidence obtained may be suppressed.
  • Challenge the evidence itself. This could involve questioning the testing methods used to identify the substance as marijuana, or questioning the accuracy of the quantity reported.
  • Argue that you were unaware of the marijuana’s presence. This is particularly useful if other people had access to the place where it was found. This can show a lack of intent.
  • If there was a legal reason for you to possess the marijuana, that could prevent your conviction under this statute.

Have you been charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana in the First Degree?

If you have recently been arrested and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana in the first degree, it is crucial that you seek legal representation as soon as possible. The Stoves Law Firm, P.C. is ready to assist you with 25 years of legal experience. We offer a free consultation where we can discuss your case and your options. We are ready to provide your case with reasonable doubt for a reasonable price. Contact us today at (205) 823-7233 or fill out our online contact form here.

Client Reviews

"Jason was very sweet and informative he made sure I kept up with my case and also help get me off a very serious charge and he is very affordable I would definitely recommend him to everyone."

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"The Stoves Law Firm worked hard to get the best results I was looking for. Providing excellent advice and direction throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend The Stoves Law Firm!"

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Unfortunately I received my 2nd DUI but Jay as able to get it handled for me. His fees were reasonable and he did a great job

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