jackson Drug Crimes Attorney

If you are facing charges for one or multiple drug offenses, the penalties can be severe. If found guilty, the severity of the charges and consequences will vary based on: the purpose for which you were in possession of the drug, the amount of drugs found in your possession, the classification of the drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act, and number of previous offenses, if any.

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Some drug charges are misdemeanors, while others are considered felonies. Drug crime penalties can result in jail time, substantial fines and court-mandated treatment programs.

With over three decades of experience representing Jackson residents charged with drug crimes, John M. Colette & Associates will fight relentlessly to achieve the best outcome for your case.


Types of drug charges


Possession

Having a controlled substance or certain paraphernalia on your person or property, for the purpose of distribution or personal use

Distribution

Distributing or selling a controlled or illegal substance

Cultivation

Growing or harvesting marijuana/cannabis seeds or cocoa leaves used to make cocaine.

Manufacturing

Producing a controlled or illegal substance such as meth, or maintaining a lab or drug-producing facility

Trafficking

Transporting controlled substances either in or out of the state via trade or purchase/sale

If you have been charged with a drug crime, an elite Jackson Criminal Defense Attorney can make the difference between severe and minor penalties.


Drug crimes penalties in Mississippi

 
 

Possessing less than 0.1 gram of cocaine is charged as a misdemeanor, penalties may include a maximum fine of $1,000, up to one year in jail, or both.

Penalties for possession of 0.1 gram or more, but less than two grams, may include a maximum fine of $50,000, a maximum of three years in prison, or both.

Penalties for possession of two grams or more, but less than ten grams, may include a maximum fine of $250,000, a maximum of eight years in prison, or both.

Penalties for possession of 10 grams or more, but less than 30 grams, may include a maximum fine of $500,000, a maximum of 20 years in prison, or both.

Any individual arrested with more than 30 grams of cocaine, will be tried for trafficking.


Contact an experienced federal Drug Crimes Attorney in Jackson

If you are under investigation for a drug crime, suspected of possessing or selling drugs, or have been arrested on a criminal complaint involving drugs, contact John M. Colette & Associates today. We have extensive experience representing individuals facing drug charges, and will ensure that your rights are upheld. 

Contact Jackson criminal defense attorney, John M. Colette, today! 


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