Sevierville Drug Crime Lawyers
Tennessee Drug Laws And Penalties
Drug crimes range in severity from misdemeanors to felonies and may be investigated and prosecuted on a state or federal level. These cases are complex and the penalties for a conviction can be extreme, all the way to life imprisonment in interstate or international drug trafficking cases.
Whether you have been arrested for marijuana possession or are under investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) or another federal agency for heroin trafficking, you have the right to legal counsel. Andrew Farmer Law represents clients across Knox County, Jefferson County, and Sevier County who are facing drug charges of any kind. With experience in state, federal, and juvenile courts, our Sevierville drug crime attorneys can deliver the hard-hitting criminal defense representation you need. We stand prepared to fight for the best possible outcome in your case.
Facing charges for a drug crime? Call (865) 205-2637 to speak with an experienced attorney who will listen to your concerns.
What are Different Types of Drug Crimes?
Drug crimes are criminal offenses that involve controlled substances, which are man-made or naturally occurring substances that are regulated by the government. Including street drugs as well as prescription medications, the manufacture, sale, distribution, and use of controlled substances are all regulated by state and federal laws. Any person who violates these Tennessee drug laws may face serious penalties, including imprisonment and fines.
Andrew Farmer Law represents clients facing any type of drug charge, including:
- Drug possession
- Possession with intent
- Drug manufacturing
- Drug sale or delivery
- Drug trafficking
- Prescription drug crimes
The severity of charges and penalties will vary depending on the amount of drug involved and whether it is classified as a Schedule I, II, or III substance under Tennessee Criminal Code.
What are the Penalties for Drug Crimes in Tennessee?
According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, 80% of crimes in Tennessee have some drug-related nexus. However, many cases that may be dismissed based on unfounded or incomplete charges. These false claims may severely affect your livelihood which is why you should contact a drug attorney in Tennessee as soon as possible if you have been charged with a drug crime.
The penalties of drug charges in Tennessee may vary based on the specific offense, but may include:
- Heavy fines
- Community service
- Jail time and/or prison time
- Driver's license suspension
- Property forfeiture
What is the Punishment for Possession in Tennessee?
Under Tennessee drug laws, you can face serious penalties for possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS). If you are convicted of possessing CDS without a valid medical prescription, you can face the following penalties:
- First & Second convictions: up to one year in jail and/or up to a $2,500 fine
- Third & further convictions: one to six years in prison and/or up to a $3,000 fine
You may also face additional punishment such as community service and drug offender school which you may be required to pay for.
What are the Schedules for Each Drug?
- Schedule I substances include heroin and psychedelics
- Schedule II substances include opiates/opioids, methamphetamine and cocaine
- Schedule III substances include antibiotic steroids
- Schedule IV substances include Xanax and Valium
- Schedule V substances include Tylenol with Codeine
Facing Drug Charges? Contact Our Experienced Team.
With our breadth of experience in defending clients facing drug offenses in Tennessee, we at Andrew Farmer Law are equipped to take on cases involving any type of controlled substance. From our offices in Sevierville and Knoxville, we serve clients across Jefferson, Knox, and Sevier counties. We are familiar with the local courts, judges, and prosecutors and are well-respected in the community. Let us put our experience and reputation to work for you.
Arrested for a drug crime? Put our Sevierville drug crime lawyers in your corner – call (865) 205-2637 today!
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