Compelling Defense Against Charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance in Mississippi

Skilled criminal defense attorneys protect clients’ rights from offices in Southaven, Hernando and Olive Branch

Possession of a controlled substance is a serious charge. Conviction brings severe consequences which can have a lasting impact on your life. The trial-tested attorneys at Taylor, Jones & Taylor have more than 50 years of experience defending clients in Southaven, Hernando, Olive Branch and the surrounding areas in northern Mississippi against possession of a controlled substance charges. The criminal defense team does everything in their power to safeguard the rights of their clients while going through the criminal justice system.

What is considered a controlled substance?

A controlled substance is a drug that is classified by federal law according to five schedules. These drugs are carefully controlled and they are available (some of them) by prescription only. The drugs are categorized as the most dangerous drugs in schedule one through the least dangerous in schedule five. A complete list of which drugs each of the five schedules contains can be found in the federal Controlled Substances Act.

Possession of a controlled substance in Mississippi

Under Mississippi law, it is illegal for any person to knowingly or intentionally possess or attempt to obtain possession of a controlled substance. It is also illegal to sell, deliver, transfer a controlled substance, or possess, sell, deliver, or transfer a false, fraudulent or forged prescription of a practitioner. The penalty for drug possession on conviction depends on the quantity and type of drug you were found in possession of: a first-time possession charges of 10 grams of marijuana might cost you $100 in fines, while possession of 10 ounces could cost you $1,000,000 and 30 years in a federal prison.

Work with a criminal defense team who will fight for your rights

Aside from the jail time you might serve and the fines you might pay, a conviction for a drug crime will have more far-reaching consequences for your future. You could lose your job and have trouble finding employment in the future. You will find it difficult to get accepted at a college or university with a drug conviction on your record. You will not be eligible for certain professional licenses, or to run for public office.

The criminal defense attorneys at Taylor, Jones & Taylor are here to protect your rights and provide an aggressive defense so that your future is not ruined by a possession charge or conviction. You can be assured that the firm will explore all options available to you given the facts of your case. The firm always aims to have their clients’ charges dropped completely. When that is not feasible, you can rest assured that your drug defense lawyer will fight for the best possible outcome for you.

Let Taylor, Jones & Taylor protect your rights when you have been charged with drug possession

Drug crimes carry significant consequences for your life. Your choice of criminal defense attorney can make all the difference. Taylor, Jones & Taylor has successfully defended clients in Grenada, Clarksdale, Batesville, Cleveland, Oxford and Tupelo and throughout Mississippi. You may call 662-342-1300 to make an appointment, or fill out this contact form to consult with an attorney in the Southaven, Hernando or Olive Branch office. How can we make your life better today?