You Can’t Afford To Take Chances With Drug Crime Defense
Many states have moved to legalize marijuana for medical use, and some have even legalized recreational marijuana. The drug is commonly considered harmless and even beneficial.
None of this is true in Mississippi – at least not from a law enforcement standpoint. Use and possession remain illegal, and the consequences can be serious. If you’ve been arrested and/or charged with a marijuana-related offense, you need the help of an experienced and tenacious attorney like William C. Coon.
An Overview Of Marijuana Possession Laws In Mississippi
In the late 1970s, possession of a small amount of marijuana (less than 30 grams) was decriminalized. In practice, this just means that a first offense is typically punished with a fine and possibly probation.
While the first offense comes with some leniency, subsequent offenses or possession of larger amounts are charged and punished harshly, including steep fines and jail time.
Drug Manufacturing, Trafficking And Intent To Distribute
Attempting to sell marijuana is often a felony, and selling as few as 30 grams or less can result in up to three years in prison and/or a fine of up to $3,000. Charges and penalties increase from there.
If you are accused of selling a kilogram or more of marijuana, you will likely be charged with trafficking in a controlled substance. The potential punishment ranges from ten to 40 years in prison and a fine of between $500,000 and a million dollars.
Needless to say, any marijuana related charge is serious and requires the help of an experienced defense lawyer. At The Coon Law Firm, we are ready to vigorously defend your rights and your freedoms against all drug charges, including:
- Marijuana manufacturing
- Marijuana possession
- Marijuana possession in a vehicle
- Possession with intent to distribute
- Drug trafficking
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Possession/sale/trafficking of synthetic cannabis
If you have been arrested or expect to be arrested, it is in your interest to call an attorney as soon as possible. The sooner we are contacted, the more quickly we can get to work researching your case and building a strong defense.
Discuss Your Legal Options In A Free Initial Consultation
The Coon Law Firm is located in Madison, Mississippi, and we proudly serve clients throughout Mississippi and Louisiana. To speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney who can help you understand your rights and options, call us at 601-401-8617 or fill out our online contact form.