Whether you are facing misdemeanor or felony drug charges, a conviction could change your life in many ways, both short term and long term. To protect your rights and limit your exposure to the harsh consequences of a drug conviction, it is vitally important to have a lawyer on your side with extensive drug crimes defense experience.
The Law Office of Jim Davis in Gulfport has been defending clients with drug charges throughout Mississippi’s Gulf Coast area for more than 35 years. We focus on providing our clients with the personal attention they deserve and finding solutions that meet their unique needs.
Drug crimes vary greatly from federal court to state court.Federal Court
The Federal Sentencing Guidelines has a quantity of drugs table (USSG § 2D1.1), but an experienced federal criminal defense attorney knows how to address the drug quantifies, the relevant conduct, and the various other aggravating factors in connection with any federal sentence. Jim Davis knows how to properly present the mitigating factors for any criminal defendant. He knows what defendants are eligible for a downward departure or variance and knows how to properly argue them.State Court
The drug quantify (or amount of drugs) is a factor in state court, but in state court, The Mississippi Constitution § 23 may give a defendant higher protection than the 4th Amendment of the United States Constitution. Search and seizure issues are always very important when analyzing any drug case, including the 4th Amendment of the United States Constitution in federal court and Mississippi Constitution § 23 in state court which gives some higher protection to a landowner or property owner than does the 4th Amendment of the United States Constitution in state court. The state laws of Mississippi are more protective to the landowners than the federal laws. Jim Davis knows how to argue this for defendants.
It is always best to hire local experienced criminal defense attorney on any criminal charge. An attorney from the Mississippi Gulf Coast knows his prosecutor and judges and knows what to expect from them. Some prosecutors make harsher plea recommendations from others concerning drug charges. Some judges give harsher sentences on drug charges drug charges than others. It is unethical for an attorney to tell a client or prospective client “I know the prosecutor and judge and I can get you a better deal”, but a good criminal defense attorney is going to tell you about the beast you are up against, and that means prosecutor and judge.Contact a Gulfport Drug Crimes Attorney
Beyond a reasonable doubt, we offer a better criminal defense. To discuss your case with an experienced criminal defense attorney, call us at (228) 864-1588 or toll free at (877) 576-7279.Sound Legal Counsel in Drug Crimes Cases
Our attorneys provide outstanding representation to individuals facing drug charges in Mississippi, both at the state and federal level. From misdemeanor cases to federal cases, we defend our clients against charges such as:
- Drug possession
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Drug trafficking
- Prescription drug fraud
The consequences for a drug conviction at any level can be far reaching. For instance, a conviction for possession of a small amount of marijuana will likely not lead to any jail time, but any drug conviction will lead to a six month suspension of your driver’s license. Our attorneys will work aggressively to have your charges reduced or dismissed, saving your driving rights.Experience Matters
Whether you were arrested for trafficking drugs in the I-10 corridor or you were picked up for possessing drug paraphernalia, you could benefit from our experience. For a consultation with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney, contact us today.