Felony Drug Crimes
Madison Felony Drug Crime Lawyer
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All drug charges can result in severe consequences. Felony drug crime charges carry the harshest penalties and often have the most devastating effects on one’s family, social, and professional life.
If you have been arrested for a felony drug crime in Madison, there is no time to waste. You must consult with an experienced criminal defense lawyer right away for the best chance of obtaining a favorable outcome. Mr. Coon understands all of the different programs offered by the judicial system in Mississippi and can help bring your case to a successful resolution. The Coon Law Firm, PLLC is here to work diligently to protect your freedom and reputation.
Drug Schedules & Penalties in Madison
Most drug-related crimes in Mississippi are classified as felonies. According to the Mississippi Public Health Code, it is illegal for individuals to knowingly or intentionally possess, manufacture, or exchange a controlled substance.
Felony drug offenses are separated into 5 schedules or categories. Those drugs that are considered most dangerous and have no recognized medicinal purpose are classified as Schedule I. The least dangerous drugs and those which can be used medicinally are classified as Schedule V.
The penalties for each level of drug offense will vary based upon the amount of drugs involved and other circumstances of the case. The penalties are potentially very severe.
How a Conviction Can Impact You
Being convicted of a felony drug crime can completely alter your life. While the main punishments of fines and imprisonment are enough to make anyone fearful for their future, there are several other potential consequences to be concerned about.
Additional ways in which a felony drug conviction can affect your future include:
Driver’s License Suspension
A Criminal Record
Loss of Job
Ineligibility for Professional Licenses
Inability to Run for Public Office
Difficulty Finding Employment
Potential Defenses Against Felony Drug Charges
If you have been arrested for a drug crime, all hope is not lost. Our felony drug crime attorneys have a range of defense tactics to use on your behalf to seek a favorable outcome.
Depending on the circumstances, we may be able to argue that:
You Were Falsely Accused
Law Enforcement Officers Performed an Illegal Search
The Drugs Do Not Belong to You
There is a Lack of Evidence to Convict You
The Substance Was Not Actually an Illegal Drug
The Drugs Were Possessed Pursuant to a Prescription
Put Up Your Strongest Defense
The Coon Law Firm, PLLC is highly experienced and has a proven track record of success. When you turn to us, we can invest the necessary time to mount a vigorous defense to fight your charges.