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If you have been charged with a drug crime in the state of Mississippi, you may feel as though there is little hope for your future. While the charges certainly are serious—and should be taken seriously—there are defenses your drug crime attorney can use on your behalf in order to lessen the potential penalties. First, however, there are a broad range of charges associated with drugs.
You may have been charged with drug possession, which is certainly one of the more serious types of drug crime, or possession with the intent to distribute, which can bring even harsher penalties. Perhaps you were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, which, in the state of Mississippi, actually carries heftier penalties than a conviction for possession of smaller amounts of marijuana. Whatever type of drug crime you have been charged with, your Mississippi attorney may incorporate one or more of the following defenses: