Possession of Heroin and other opioid drugs in Huntsville, Madison County Alabama
What do you need to know if you're charged with possession of heroin or other opioid drugs such as hydrocodone oxycodone and fentanyl in Huntsville Alabama?
Prosecutors take the possession of drugs such as heroin and other opiates quite seriously. And, while I am a defense lawyer, I agree that they should because people are routinely dying from abuse of these drugs. Some forms of these drugs such as heroin and, especially, fentanyl are extremely potent and dangerous.
Fentanyl is so powerful that even a tiny dose can kill you. To give you an idea, if you took a baby aspirin and cut it into 324 pieces, one of those 324 pieces would be enough to kill you.
The punishment for mere possession of any of these drugs can be as high as 10 years in prison.
While nobody likes being arrested or charged with a crime, if you are guilty and you've been caught with one of these dangerous drugs, it may be a blessing in disguise because it might just save your life.
You might also be surprised to learn that if you are a first offender or if you have a relatively light criminal background, prosecutors are frequently quite generous and are often willing to give someone an opportunity to avoid a conviction if they will attend some form of counseling to get the help they need.
Neither I nor they would say that getting out of the cycle of addiction is easy but it certainly beats going to prison or, worse yet, dying in an alley.
Of course, not everybody who's accused of this crime is guilty.
If you're wrongly accused that's a completely different matter.
People get wrongly accused of a variety of reasons. Sometimes there are a number of people who are all arrested because the police simply cannot sort out who was actually in possession of the drugs and they just leave it to the judge. Sometimes, someone may have borrowed somebody else's car and they may not have known about the drugs. Sometimes people are arrested who have been legally prescribed drugs (like oxycodone or hydrocodone) and simply do not have the prescriptions with them and the police will not bother to check on the prescription.
Whether you are guilty or innocent, you should always speak with a competent lawyer is there is much they can do to help you.
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