Category Archives: Possession of Methamphetamine

Jackson, Mississippi Criminal Defense Lawyer Tells What You Need To Know If Charged With Sale of Methamphetamine Or Possession With Intent to Distribute

If you have been arrested and charged with sale of methamphetamine, or possession with intent to sell, distribute or transfer meth in Mississippi, there are some things you need to know.

(1) It is illegal in Mississippi to sell, transfer, manufacture or distribute methamphetamine;

(2) It is also illegal to possess methamphetamine with the intent to sell, transfer, manufacture or distribute to another person;

(3) Regardless of whether you are charged with possession with intent, or the actual sale of methamphetamine, the penalties are the same;

(4) If you are charged with possession with intent, or the sale or transfer of methamphetamine, you face a potential sentence of thirty (30) years in prison and a fine of $1,000,000.00;

(5) Even though you may think you are guilty, there are many defenses to possession of meth, and the State’s case is seldom as strong as you think;

(6) If the charge is possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, deliver, etc., the amount of meth in your possession may require that the charge be reduced to simple possession of meth.  This will greatly reduce the potential maximum sentence you face.

I’m a criminal lawyer in Jackson, Mississippi, and represent people charged with possession with intent to sell methamphetamine and other drugs and controlled substances.  If you have been charged with sale of methamphetamine or other controlled substances, please contact us at our Jackson, Mississippi criminal defense website for a free case evaluation.

Jackson, Mississippi Criminal Defense Lawyer Discusses Possession of Methamphetamine Charges

Charged with possession of meth in Mississippi?  Here are some facts you need to know:

Law enforcement in Mississippi considers methamphetamine (“meth”) to be an epidemic in this State.  Naturally, as law enforcement has focused more attention on meth cases, the number of people charged with possession of methamphetamine has sharply increased.

Possession of meth is illegal under Mississippi criminal law.  Pursuant to Mississippi Code Section 41-29-139, “it is unlawful for any person knowingly or intentionally to possess [methamphetamine].”

Potential penalties for possession of meth depend on the amount of the drug in the defendant’s possession at the time of his arrest.  Following are the amounts and penalties for possession of methamphetamine:

Less than 0.1 gram: 1 to 4 years in prison and a $10,000.00 fine;

0.1 gram, but less than 2 grams: 2 to 8 years in prison and a $50,000.00 fine;

2 grams, but less than 10 grams: 4 to 16 years, and a $250,000.00 fine;

10 grams, but less than 30 grams: 6 to 24 years in prison and a $500,000.00 fine;

30 grams or more: 10 to 30 years in prison, and a $1,000,000.00 fine.

Mississippi law carries severe penalties for possession of methamphetamine.  If you have been charged with possession of meth, please contact Jackson, Mississippi criminal defense lawyer Curt Crowley at 601.944.1984, for a free consultation.

Jackson, Mississippi Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains Charge of Possession of Controlled Substance and Why You Need a Lawyer

I get calls on a weekly basis from people who have been charged with possession of a controlled substance in Mississippi.  These calls include charges of possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine, possession of meth, and many other drugs.

In Mississippi, drug possession is made a crime under the Uniform Controlled Substances Law.  The law first breaks down various substances and places them on five (5) separate lists, or “schedules.”  Some of the more common drugs we see in drug possession cases are:

Possession of Marijuana: Schedule I

Possession of Methamphetamine: Schedule II

Possession of Ecstacy or MDMA: Schedule I

Possession of Cocaine: Schedule II

Possession of Codeine: Schedule II

Possession of Oxycodone: Schedule II

Possession of Xanax: Schedule IV

Possession of Hydrocodone: Schedule II

It is illegal to possess any controlled substance without a valid prescription.  If a person without a prescription is caught with a controlled substance in Mississippi, he will be charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Mississippi controlled substances law provides for harsh sentences if convicted for possession of a controlled substance.  The potential sentence depends on the type of drug, amount of the drug, and whether or not it was possessed with intent to sell or distribute.

If you are charged with possession of a controlled substance, you need an experienced Mississippi criminal defense lawyer to represent your interest.  Penalties under the controlled substances law can include life sentences.  You can’t afford not to have a tough, smart lawyer working to keep you out of prison.

If you need a criminal lawyer, call us at 601.944.1984 for a free consultation.  You can also visit our Jackson, Mississippi criminal defense website for more information.