Mobile, AL asked in Criminal Law for Alabama

Q: 13a-12-212, If a person is in possession of multiple controlled substances, can they be charged a count for each c/s ?

example, I just arrested a person for Unlf. Poss of a controlled sub. During a lawful felony warrant arrest, I searched the subj. and found him to be in poss of suboxone and Adderall. According to our da's office in Mobile, he can can only be charged with 1 count. Why is that and is there any case law to support it?

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William C. White II
William C. White II
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Licensed in Alabama

A: This is correct. Alabama caselaw has held that you can only be charged once, even with different controlled substances.

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