Drug Crimes

The big distinction in drug charges is whether you are being charged with possession for personal use, or intent to distribute. The amount you are charged with possessing is the most crucial piece of evidence, but items such as scales, containers or large amounts of cash can motivate prosecutors to charge you with intent to distribute.

If weapons are found in your possession or if you are apprehended in a school zone, these are aggravating factors. Your lawyer's job will be to cast doubt on the substance, the amount, whether it was in your possession, etc. We seek to reduce the charge to mere possession and to minimize the penalties you may face.

Other drug crime charges we handle include:

  • Possession of precursors
  • Possession of paraphernalia
  • Drug-related forfeitures
  • Drug manufacturing
  • Prescription forgery

Whether you are accused of a crime related to cocaine distribution, crack, methamphetamine ("crystal meth"), marijuana possession, heroin or other substance, we look for weaknesses in the case against you. This may be illegal conduct on the part of police or prosecutors, or discrepancies in witness statements.

Hernando, Mississippi, Drug Crime Defense Lawyer

Our firm history goes back to 1932, and our attorneys have a combined over 40 years of experience. We are courtroom trial lawyers, and prosecutors know that we are not afraid to go to trial if a reasonable plea bargain is not made available. Our services are based on integrity, trust, extensive knowledge of the law and a dedication to giving our clients the best possible service.

Chatham — Pittman, PLLC, is conveniently located on Hernando's historic courthouse square and is open during regular business hours (closed from noon to 1 p.m.). We accept major credit cards like Visa, MasterCard and Discover as payment for our legal services. We offer free initial consultations for personal injury matters. Contact us online or call 662-298-5160 or toll free 888-354-4096.