Drug Crimes

Birmingham, Alabama Drug Crime Lawyers

Aggressive Representation to Protect Your Rights

Drug crime charges are serious anywhere, but especially so in Alabama. Prosecutors for both the state and federal government are known for aggressively pursuing drug charges, and a conviction can have life-long personal and professional consequences.

If you or someone you care about is facing drug crime charges, the Birmingham drug crime attorneys at Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant & Knight, P.C. have more than 75+ years' experience combined and can fight to protect you and your future. Over the years, our criminal defense law firm has become known for successful results across all our practice areas. In fact, we are the only firm in the country to free three men from death row through new trials.

Call (205) 900-7714 to learn more about your legal options in a FREE consultation with our experienced drug crime lawyers.

State & Federal Drug Crime Defense

State and federal laws often overlap when it comes to drug crimes, and the federal government has vast resources for prosecution. Each experienced Alabama drug crime defense lawyer on our team is ready to stand up for your rights and provide vigorous representation on your behalf. Our legal team has successfully defended high-profile local and national drug cases, and are ready to do the same for you.

It is important to remember that those charged with drug crimes still have rights. From simple marijuana possession to cocaine trafficking, our Alabama drug crime lawyers are ready to come to your defense.

We will fight for you against all manner of state and federal drug charges, including:

  • Possession of drugs and controlled substances
  • Possession with intent to distribute
  • Distribution and conspiracy to distribute
  • Drug sales
  • Drug trafficking
  • Drug manufacturing and cultivation
  • Drug importation
  • Money laundering

Alabama Drug Offense Case Strategies

No matter how big or small your case may seem, our Birmingham drug crime lawyers will examine the facts thoroughly. Attorneys who focus in drug defense will look for weaknesses in evidence, search and seizure, chain of possession, and other legal issues. Based on our findings and the wishes of the client, we will then implement a strategy for a dismissal, victory, or plea bargain. Our Alabama drug defense attorneys will also negotiate alternative outcomes for first-time offenders and defend you against asset forfeiture and other consequences of intrusive investigations. Regardless of who acts as lead counsel, our entire team provides input on each case so you will have full guidance at every step.

If you have been charged with a drug crime, contact us at (205) 900-7714 to arrange a free confidential evaluation with a Birmingham drug crime defense attorney.

No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other drug crime lawyers.

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  • Where I perceived a threat, Richard saw opportunity.

    “We were a part of a team 20 years ago that represented Gary Drinkard in a capital retrial...There was a body wire worn by the snitch, but the contents of the tape were inaudible. Two weeks before the retrial, we received a call from prosecutors that [a company] had successfully enhanced the audio...My immediate reaction was terror...Wise Richard Jaffe told me to take a deep breath and that he had a feeling that the tape was going to help us...[T]he enhanced tape picked up enough of the conversation to show that Gary Drinkard was not confessing...Gary was acquitted in one hour. Where I perceived a threat, Richard saw opportunity.

  • Extremely helpful, very professional, and kind!

    Natalie, I wanted to thank you as well. You have been extremely helpful, very professional, and kind. JHWK is blessed to have you!

  • Delighted with this outcome, exceeded our high expectations.

    “The difficult events, from polygraph to psychological exam, were handled professionally which minimized the trauma on my son and our family. Please extend my gratitude to all involved.”