While other states are decriminalizing or even legalizing marijuana for recreational use, Alabama has not changed their marijuana laws.
Alabama law allows for possession of marijuana in the first degree (POM I) and second degree (POM II). POM II is different from POM I because POM II is for first time offenders that are caught with only a small, or “personal use” amount of marijuana.
POM I is a Class D Felony, while POM II is a Class A Misdemeanor.
Having criminal charges brought against you, regardless of how serious the charge, is always a stressful and confusing situation. Among your first questions should be “what is the potential punishment if I am found guilty of this offense?”
This guide will be an introduction to Alabama’s laws regarding sentencing. In Alabama, criminal offenses are divided into two categories: Misdemeanors and Felonies. There are different levels of Misdemeanors and Felonies, depending on the conduct involved.
SENTENCES OF IMPRISONMENT FOR MISDEMEANORS & VIOLATIONS – Code of Alabama Section 13A-5-7 Continue reading ›