Southaven, MS Drug Crimes Lawyer
Tunica Marijuana Possession Lawyer
Handling Drug Crime Defense Throughout North Mississippi
You have important decisions to make when facing a criminal drug charge. You can maintain your innocence, fight the charge at trial, and risk the consequences that a jury and judge may impose. Or it may be in your best interests to seek a plea bargain. Options like this sometimes allow for alternative sentences such as probation and drug court. You want an experienced and skilled attorney who knows the law, who will help you understand your options and who will give you an honest assessment of your likelihood of success.
At the law office of Patrick E. Stegall I represent individuals throughout North Mississippi who have been charged with a drug crime. I understand the consequences of a conviction for possession or trafficking and will aggressively protect your constitutional rights. Contact me to schedule a free initial consultation.
Drug Possession Charges in Desoto County, MS
If you are convicted of a controlled substance charge, you face serious consequences. Prison sentences for Mississippi drug possession cases can be stiff. Even for minor offenses, you may lose the job you have or you may lose the opportunity to work in certain fields or the opportunity to take certain types of jobs. Employers may see you as nothing more than a drug user and will close their doors to you. If you are a student, you could lose eligibility for financial aid for a minimum of one year.
My Drug Crime Defense Practice
I handle the defense of drug crimes, from possession and trafficking, to importation and manufacturing. When I take your case, I will start by examining the arrest. I will determine whether law enforcement authorities violated your constitutional rights by
• Examining whether there was probable cause to search your home, car or person.
• Determining whether your Fourth Amendment rights to be free from unreasonable searches or seizures were violated.
• Verifying that you were given appropriate warnings before you made any statements to the police.
If any of these rights were violated, I can file a motion to suppress, which would seek to have the evidence thrown out and the case dismissed no matter what kind of drugs you were accused of dealing. This includes substances such as marijuana, crack, cocaine, or methamphetamines.
As an experienced criminal defense attorney, I also work with clients who have been convicted, but seek to have a conviction permanently removed, or expunged, from their criminal record. If you are eligible for expungement, I will take the steps necessary to have your record changed.
For dedicated and knowledgeable representation when charged with a drug crime in North Mississippi, contact my office to set up a free consultation.
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