Madison Drug Crime Attorney
Let Our Firm Protect Your Rights & Future
Getting arrested for a drug crime in Mississippi is an emotionally overwhelming situation, especially if it is your first time facing criminal charges. A conviction can lead to a jail or prison time, fines, and a criminal record that can make getting a job, finding a place to live, or living a normal life extremely difficult. That is why you must hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to help you avoid serious criminal penalties and get your life back on the right path.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a drug crime, our Madison drug crime defense lawyers at The Coon Law Firm, PLLC, are dedicated to helping our clients obtain the most favorable result in their cases. Our legal team has successfully tried numerous misdemeanor and felony jury trials, which means we understand what it takes to either get your entire case dismissed, obtain a not-guilty verdict, or reduce your charges/penalties to help you avoid spending time behind bars.
Mississippi’s Drug Schedules
Controlled substances in Mississippi are divided into five “schedules.” Schedule I narcotics are considered the most dangerous because they have a high probability of addiction and don’t have any medical value. On the other hand, Schedule V drugs have the least probability of abuse and have significant medical value.
Examples of Schedule I drugs include heroin, LSD, ecstasy, and marijuana. Examples of Schedule II narcotics include cocaine, methamphetamine, fentanyl, and Vicodin. Examples of Schedule III drugs include ketamine, Tylenol with codeine, and anabolic steroids. Examples of Schedule IV narcotics include Valium, Xanax, and Ambien. Examples of Schedule V drugs include cough medicine with codeine.
Types of Drug Crimes in Mississippi
Our firm handles the following types of drug crimes:
Simple possession - Possessing a small amount of drugs for personal use.
Possession with intent to distribute - Possessing a large amount of drugs for sale or distribution. Other signs the police look for include a weighing scale, small baggies, and a significant amount of cash.
Drug dealing - Selling or distributing a relatively small amount of drugs.
Trafficking - Selling, transporting, or important a large amount of drugs.
Manufacturing - Producing or cultivating an illegal substance.
Penalties for Drug Crimes
If you are convicted of a drug you could be facing jail or prison sentences, large fines, probation and more. The severity of your penalties largely depends on the type of drug and how much of it you possessed at the time of arrest. While possessing a small amount of a certain narcotic is often charged as a misdemeanor, possession with intent to distribute, drug dealing, trafficking, and manufacturing can lead to felony drug charges. Due to the severity of such charges, it is in your best interest to hire our Madison drug crime defense attorneys to protect your rights and future.
Ready to Fight for You Today
At The Coon Law Firm, PLLC, we can investigate your arrest, collect evidence, and determine if law enforcement officials violated your rights or if the prosecution’s case against you has any weaknesses. In addition, Mississippi courts understand that not all drug users are criminals, but rather individuals who need help overcoming addiction. That is why there are pre-trial diversion programs available to possibly give you the help necessary to break the habit, restore your life, and even get your charges dismissed. Let us help you get through this trying time and ensure your future is bright.
For more information about our legal services, call (601) 299-4464 or contact our Madison drug crime defense lawyer online today.
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We are honest, fair and provide excellent representation.
We offer free consultations and fair rates no matter the charge.
We have successfully tried numerous misdemeanor and felony jury trials.
We walk you through the legal process and our strategy to get you the best results.
Our firm is licensed to practice law in Mississippi & Louisiana.
When you hire us, you can expect transparent communication and personal attention to your case.