Illegal Drugs and Mississippi

The War against Drugs that the United States declared back during the Reagan administration has been a dismal failure. It has seen hundreds of thousand of small time drug users and sellers to prison and caused the United States to lead the world in the number of its citizens who are incarcerated and in prison. Illegal drugs are a problem in our country but out energy should be spent on stopping the flow of drugs into the country and providing drug treatment, instead of throwing our citizens into jail and branding them with a criminal record that they will never escape.

I read recently that Mexico has decriminalized the possession of small amounts of most illegal drugs. So if you get caught with these drugs you report to drug treatment instead of jail. It makes so much more sense! We are not going to stop drug use by law enforcement. The best way to prevent drug use is by education and treatment. Teaching your child is better than throwing them in jail for 10, 20 or 30 years.

At Coxwell & Associates we probably talk to 20 drug offenders a week who get arrested and call for our help In many instances we are able to resolve these cases so the person does not have a criminal record. Some times we have to go to Court. In two past large drug cases we had to go to Court and force the Government to try and prove their case. The Government could no and the jury found all five people not guilty.

If you have been arrested and are charged with a misdemeanor or felony drug case call Coxwell & Associates and speak with an experienced attorney who cares about your problem and future. Coxwell & Associates has offices in Jackson, Hinds County, MS and Ridgeland, Madison County, MS. For a consultation call 1-601-948-1600 or e mail us at

Disclaimer: This blog is intended as general information purposes only, and is not a substitute for legal advice. Anyone with a legal problem should consult a lawyer immediately.

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