Drug Distribution

Dothan Distribution Attorneys

Dothan drug sales attorneys representing those accused of dealing drugs in Enterprise, Troy, Ozark, Abbeville and all of Southeast Alabama

The charge of Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance applies to the sale, furnishing and even the giving away of a controlled substance within the State of Alabama.  This charge is often called UDCS as an abbreviation, and can cover activity to the action sale of cocaine, to simply sharing a needle of heroin to someone without expectation of any profit.

Defending a Drug Distribution Case

The drug defense lawyers at Parkman White, LLP have decades of experience representing those charged with drug dealing.  We know the questions to ask:

  • Is the sale of cocaine taped?  Is the video clear or blurry?
  • Has my client been entrapped by the cops?
  • What did the snitch get paid to pin this on my client?
  • Was there an undercover officer present?
  • How did the police identify my client?

How long after the alleged sale did they wait to arrest my client?

These are just a few of the common questions that arise in drug distribution cases.

Distribution Punishment

While we don’t like to lose cases, the Defendant needs to know what they are facing if convicted of distribution.  UDCS is a Class B felony in Alabama making it punishable by up to 20 years in prison even if you’ve never been in trouble.  There are also enhancements that apply that typically make the minimum punishment 12 years even for a first offense.  Thankfully, the Alabama Sentencing Guidelines has reduced the punishment for UDCS cases effective 2013.  However, there are still stiff punishments for those convicted of distribution.

If you’ve been accused of distribution of a controlled substance in the Dothan area, or anywhere in Southeast Alabama or the entire state, call the Dothan drug distribution attorneys at Parkman White, LLP at 334-792-1900.