Monthly Archives: October 2016

Police Searching Cell Phones: Legal or Not?

Before a police officer can search a suspect’s cell phone, they typically need a search warrant or probable cause.  Since most people use their phones to document and communicate various aspects of their daily activities, and their lives in general, … Read More

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Alabama’s Criminal Sentencing Guidelines

Alabama made some significant changes to its criminal sentencing guidelines a few years ago, in an effort to address the overpopulated prison system.  For one thing, Alabama’s habitual offender laws, which historically led to long sentences after two or more … Read More

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Trafficking vs. Distribution

Is There a Difference Between Trafficking and Distribution? A common question clients have is what is the difference between drug trafficking and drug distribution?  Basically, drug distribution refers to the selling, delivering, or providing of a controlled substances illegally. This … Read More

Posted in Drug Possession, Drug Trafficking, Marijuana Offenses |

Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (UPOCS)

It is basically understood that owning or possessing a controlled substance without justification or permission, can be a crime in Alabama – specifically, unlawful possession of a controlled substance. This crime is typically when an individual is found with marijuana cocaine, … Read More

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