Good morning. First, don't speak about what you had or didn't have when you were pulled over. Regardless of what the judge may have said in error, you have still been charged with a crime. His mistake is not grounds for your charge(s) to be dismissed. Retain an attorney immediately and don't discuss your case with anyone, and especially avoid making online admissions.
You were in possession of a controlled substance. The exact type of controlled substance is not and cannot be confirmed until the Department of Forensic Science issues a toxicological analysis of the substance. In the meantime, the district judge is operating on good faith and applying the bond schedule set forth in Rule 7, Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure. Functionally, there is no difference in the bond schedule between the two substances.
Your best course of action is to seek the professional services of a qualified criminal defense attorney to assist you. Further, you should not make any additional incriminatory statements in an open forum such as the Avvo board.
The other two attorneys are right. And it certainly isn't a dismissable error. If a charging instrument is incorrect, especially with respect to a drug crime, it can usually be amended pre-verdict.
This issue with the wrong drug being written down happens all the time. The laws aren't written to penalize the justice system for such a simple error. That's why all these drugs are handled under subsections of the same offense: Trafficking in Cannabis, Cocaine, Etc; Ala. Code Section 13A-12-231.
Definitely talk with an attorney. There may (read 'probably will') be many other issues with the soundness of your case that you won't spot on account of not having legal experience. This charge is very heavy and they can usually help.
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