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Tuscaloosa Drug Manufacturing Lawyer

The Burden of Proof

One of the common misconceptions is that a drug manufacturing charge can only occur if there is actual successful manufacturing involved. In Alabama, this is a fallacy.

You can be charged with drug manufacturing for being in possession of manufacturing precursors or ingredients needed for manufacture.

This means that if you are caught buying a quantity of Sudafed and are also in possession of phosphorus or lithium batteries, you could be charged with drug manufacturing even if you don’t have an actual operating meth lab.

My name is Joel Sogol, and I am a Tuscaloosa drug manufacturing attorney for the defense. I have been a criminal defense attorney since 1974. My job as your lawyer is to make the state or the federal authorities prove their case against you — or let you go. The prosecution has the burden of proof.

West Central Alabama Meth Lab Attorney

Most drug manufacturing charges in Alabama are for the manufacture with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The criminal defense of a meth lab charge will depend upon the facts of the case; however there are a number of strategies that can be pursued.

  • Was the search warrant justified and properly served?
  • Can the state prove possession of any and all precursor ingredients and equipment?
  • Can the charges be reduced?
  • Was the seizure of evidence executed properly and chain of evidence followed? Was any evidence lost?
  • Did the state make any administrative errors?

Contact Attorney Sogol Now

I am available during business hours and by appointment on the weekends. I always provide the initial consultation at no charge. Call (205) 345-0966 to schedule an appointment. You may also contact my law firm via e-mail.

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Joel L. Sogol, Attorney at Law

811 Almon Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401



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