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Experienced Defense Against Drug Charges in Mississippi

Drug offenses fall under both state and federal laws depending on the nature and scope of the crimes involved. If you are being investigated for any type of state or federal drug offense, or you have already been formally charged, now is the time to put an experienced criminal defense lawyer in your corner.

At Savant & Rich, LLC, our state and federal trial lawyers are well-equipped to manage your case at any level, no matter how complex it may appear to be. With a former prosecutor on the team and decades of criminal defense experience backing us, we offer highly-qualified and focused legal assistance.

Ready to discuss your case with a skilled Madison County drug crimes defense attorney? Call for a free, initial consultation at (601) 869-5015 today.

State & Federal Drug Offenses

Drug crimes are among the most common offenses prosecuted in the state of Mississippi. A wide range of offenses exist under state law that are associated with controlled substances such as marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, other street drugs, and fraudulently obtained prescription painkillers such as opioids.

Mississippi drug crimes include:

  • Possession with intent to distribute - Being caught with more than what would be considered for personal usage. For most controlled substances, this is 30 grams.
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia - Possessing drug paraphernalia that is intended for creating (manufacturing or growing) a controlled substance or for consuming a controlled substance
  • Drug cultivation and manufacturing - Manufacture, grow, or possess materials to be used to grow or manufacture a controlled substance.
  • Drug Distribution - Illegally deliver or distribute a controlled substance.
  • Drug trafficking - Selling or distributing a controlled substance over a certain amount depending on what substance it is. (30 grams for heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine)
  • Conspiracy - When 2 or more people agree to commit a drug crime.

Along with stiff fines, penalties can range from incarceration for months to years depending on which drugs were involved, their quantity, and other relevant factors.

Federal drug offenses like those above are often investigated on a larger scale by such agencies as the DEA and FBI leading to aggressive action by federal prosecutors. Convictions of federal drug crimes are also subject to mandatory minimum sentences that can be harsher than state penalties.

Mississippi Drug Trafficking Laws and Penalties

According to Mississippi Code Title 41. Public Health ยง 41-29-139, the transfer and/or possession with intent to transfer controlled substances is punishable by felony charges.

A person convicted of such charges is subject to:

  • Imprisonment between 10 and 40 years
  • Fines between five-thousand dollars ($5,000) and one-million dollars ($1,000,000)

Prison time and actual fine amount is based on what class and amount of drugs is being trafficked or in possession with the intent to transfer.

Contact Our Madison County Drug Crimes Defense Attorneys Today

Because of the stiff penalties associated with drug charges and the disadvantage of having a criminal record, we highly recommend that you contact Savant & Rich, LLC. Our legal team is ready to work vigorously in investigating your case to determine your best defense strategies. We will be at your side every step of the way from dealing with law enforcement to pursuing all available avenues in seeking a favorable outcome.

Contact us at (601) 869-5015 for legal help now. You can also fill out an online contact form.

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