(a) A person commits the crime of unlawful possession of controlled substance if:

Attorney's Note

Under the Alabama Code, punishments for crimes depend on the classification. In the case of this section:
Class D felony1 to 5 yearsup to $7,500
For details, see Ala. Code § 13A-5-6

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Terms Used In Alabama Code 13A-12-212

  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • person: includes a corporation as well as a natural person. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
(1) Except as otherwise authorized, he or she possesses a controlled substance enumerated in Schedules I through V.
(2) He or she obtains by fraud, deceit, misrepresentation, or subterfuge or by the alteration of a prescription or written order or by the concealment of a material fact or by the use of a false name or giving a false address, a controlled substance enumerated in Schedules I through V or a precursor chemical enumerated in Section 20-2-181.
(b) Unlawful possession of a controlled substance is a Class D felony.