Facing Drug Charges in Mississippi?
What Is an Unlawful Controlled Substance?
In Mississippi, there are Schedule I, Schedule II, Schedule III, Schedule IV, and Schedule V substances. Any substance or derivative thereof listed in those pages constitutes a controlled substance. For example, Xanax is a controlled substance, therefore a prescription is required in order to obtain it legally. If someone were found to be in possession of a controlled substance without having a prescription for it, then they would be charged with possession of a controlled substance.
What Are the Penalties For a Drug Conviction In Mississippi?
The penalties for a drug conviction in Mississippi vary depending upon the type and quantity of drug involved. There are multiple schedules of controlled substances, and each schedule & amount carries different penalties.
Generally, the lower quantity someone possesses, the better position they will be in, but it is always best to discuss the particular details of a case with The Big Man.