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:
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:
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:
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?
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.