Category Archives: Possession of Xanax

What You Need To Know If Charged With Sale Of Xanax

If you have been charged with Sale of Xanax in Mississippi, here’s what you need to know:

In Mississippi, Sale of Xanax, also known as Alprazolam, is a felony crime.  Mississippi controlled substance law not only makes selling Xanax illegal, but also makes it illegal for a person to “barter, transfer [or] dispense” Xanax.  The penalty for Sale of Xanax in Mississippi is twenty (20) years in prison and a fine of $1,000.00 (minimum) to $250,000.00 (maximum).

It may appear that a Sale of Xanax charge is easy for the State to prove in Mississippi.  However, Mississippi criminal law provides many defenses to persons accused of selling Xanax (far too many for one post).  One of the most overlooked defenses involves whether the State actually has the Xanax that was sold.  Under Mississippi law, absent some very unusual circumstances, the State will be required to introduce the Xanax into evidence at trial.  Don’t assume that the police have the drugs.  Sometimes the evidence will, for whatever reason, get lost or misplaced.

So how do you know whether the State has the pills?  Your lawyer should make an appointment with the prosecutor and police to view this type of evidence.  It usually only takes a few minutes to view the drugs and verify that the State has them.  However, if the prosecutor is unable to locate the drugs, the Sale of Xanax charge will likely be dismissed.  If your lawyer doesn’t verify that the drugs are present, then you may be missing an opportunity to get the case dismissed.

If you are charged with Sale of Xanax or Alprazolam in Mississippi, you need a criminal lawyer who will fight hard to beat your drug charges.  Please contact Mississippi criminal lawyer Curt Crowley for a free case evaluation at 601.898.0685.  You can also visit his Jackson MS criminal lawyer website for more information.


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.