On Tuesday night, two people were arrested after a high-speed chase in Pearl. According to WJTV News Channel 12, the chase started just before 8:00 p.m. Law enforcement officials report that this was the third chase in Pearl over the past week. The chase happened near the intersection of Highway 80 and Airport Road and ended with a multi-car crash. Apparently, a tip about drugs at the Southern Gardens Trailer Park sparked law enforcement interest prior to the chase.
Drugs and Guns Found in Car
Very few details have been released about the tip, chase or the subsequent arrests, but officials reportedly found methamphetamine and two weapons in the suspect’s car. Even though their car flipped multiple times during the crash, the two suspects were able to exit the vehicle. Law enforcement officers did arrest the suspects after pursuing on foot. Although the wreck was described as “multi-car,” there’s no word on whether or not anybody was injured or if the two suspects, who were able to exit the vehicle, were injured.
After an Arrest
Although there’s no word on exactly what charges these two suspects are facing, they’re likely looking at drug charges, weapons charges, fleeing, resisting arrest and endangering the public. The most important thing you can do after any arrest is contact a skilled criminal defense lawyer as soon as you are able to do so. Misdemeanor charges can land you in jail for up to a year, and depending on the quantity of methamphetamines or other type of drug is discovered, you could be facing felony charges carrying stiff penalties and sentences.
Whether you’re facing drug charges in state or Mississippi Federal courts, you need to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Weapons charges can only complicate the case, so the sooner you talk to an attorney, the better. Federal criminal defense cases are also much more difficult than criminal defense cases in State courts. Procedural rules vary from State to Federal Court. The ultimate goal of your attorney should be to get your charges thrown out completely.
The attorneys at Coxwell & Associates have a approximately 70 years of combined knowledge. Merrida Coxwell has been practicing 34 years. The cases they have handled include some of Mississippi’s most highly publicized cases like: Michael Hutchins, called the murder of the century my the local media, Byron De La Beckwith, made into the movie, Ghosts of Mississippi, Mayor Frank Melton’s four felony charges and not guilty verdicts, two (2) consecutive not guilty verdicts on federal drug cases, and others. The attorneys understand that to their clients, results matter.
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.