DUI & DRUG POSSESSION 2017-11-09T17:46:14+00:00

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Drug Possession in Tuscaloosa

DUI

Being convicted of a DUI (driving under the influence) is a serious criminal offense and you may need a qualified attorney to represent you in your case. Our attorneys at Knapp & Associates Law Firm are knowledgeable in both Alabama and Arkansas’ complex DUI laws.

  • In Alabama, DUI/DWI is defined when the driver has a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or more, 0.04% or more in a commercial vehicle, or 0.02% or more if you are younger than 21.
  • In Arkansas, driving while intoxicated refers to an adult driver with a blood alcohol content (BAC) over .08%.

Our understanding of the DUI laws have helped our clients keep their licenses and freedom. We have the experience that you need so you do not go to a court date and lose your license, go to jail or probation, or pay any fines. If you’re pulled over for a DUI in Arkansas or Alabama,  contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our expert DUI lawyers.

DRUG POSSESSION

Being accused of a drug-related offense is extremely serious. If you are facing long-term incarceration, outrageous financial fines or other losses of freedom, there is no time to waste when it comes to contacting an attorney.

Each drug crime charge involves a unique set of facts, which must be thoroughly investigated before a legal strategy can be formulated. Our lawyers are ready to fight to defend your rights and help protect your future.

Common Drug Crimes Charges

  • Driving while under the influence of drugs
  • Distribution of drugs
  • Drug possession
  • Drug trafficking
  • Prescription drug offenses
  • Marijuana crimes
  • Paraphernalia possession
  • Methamphetamine-related offenses
  • Cocaine or crack charges
  • Heroin offenses

Though all drug offenses are considered to be very severe, penalties can vary a great deal. Therefor, the assistance of a skilled drug attorney can make all the difference in your outcome.

Controlled Substance Possession

It should be noted that some controlled substances may be legally possessed if a valid prescription is held. The particular category of the drug will have a significant bearing on the potential penalties faced for possession.

Marijuana possession for personal use is a Class A Misdemeanor, though possession of other substances can be Class C felonies which can bring from one to 10 years’ imprisonment and fines up to $15,000.

Severity of a Drug Charge

Sales and trafficking of controlled substances can result in even more substantial penalties to those convicted. Sales near school facilities and repeat drug-related offenses can also carry serious consequences.

It is very important for those facing charges to find an aggressive drug lawyer who will seek every possible opportunity to undermine the state’s case, often by having illegally obtained evidence excluded from use.

Benefits of an Attorney

It’s easy to let panic set in following a drug charge, but that will only serve to reduce the likelihood of a positive legal outcome. If you are facing such charges, please contact Knapp and Associates today. Our firm will provide you with the skillful legal assistance that you need on your side.