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Facing Drug Charges in Tennessee?
A single drug crime accusation could prove to be a major detriment to your livelihood and future opportunities. The Tennessee criminal justice system routinely goes to the maximum to punish drug crime offenders. If you are staring down charges, do not gamble with an overworked and impersonal public defender. You need to know that your representation actually cares about the outcome of your case and your wellbeing.
At the Law Office of Stephen R. Leffler, P.C., our Memphis drug crimes Attorney are well-known throughout Tennessee for providing honest, compassionate, and knowledgeable defense for people from all walks of life. When we say that we are invested in your case, we really do mean it and will prove that to you.
- We have built a reputation due to our:
- Law firm’s 30+ years of experience in Tennessee
- 60+ total years of legal experience
- Competitive prices and reasonable rates
- In-house investigator to bolster client cases
Want to learn more about what we can do for you? Contact our Memphis drug lawyer at (901) 509-9112 today.
What Are the Types of Drug Crimes in Tennessee?
There are a number of activities and behaviors involving illegal narcotics and prescription drugs that amount to a criminal violation of the law. Common drug charges include:
- Possession: Having an illegal drug or controlled dangerous substance on your person or within property that you control, such as your vehicle or bedroom, will likely be considered a misdemeanor; increased amounts could escalate the crime to a felony.
- Distribution: You can be arrested and charged for handing an illegal substance to another person. Distribution is often accompanied with the idea of selling a drug for profit, but it can occur for no services rendered, as in gifting a drug to a friend or family member.
- Trafficking: If you are accused of moving large amounts of drugs from one location to another, or operating with a drug cartel, it is likely that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) will help the prosecution in your drug trafficking case. Make certain you have serious legal defense.
- Manufacturing: The process of creating a drug without certification or legal permission is strictly illegal, even if you produce a substance that is legal. When marijuana is manufactured, it can be called cultivation instead.
If you want to succeed in your drug case, you will first need to understand the nuances of your charges. With our legal support, we can make this easy on you, empowering you with our decades of experience so you can focus on other aspects of your life.
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What Are the Penalties for Drug Crimes in Tennessee?
According to Tennessee law, a drug crime conviction can:
- Land you in jail for a year or more
- Take thousands of dollars right out of your bank accounts as legal fines
- Label you as a dangerous individual for years to come
What Are the Classifications for Controlled Substances?
The severity of the penalties you could face largely depends on the type of drug involved and the amount of the substance in question. In Tennessee, drugs are organized into seven main categories called "schedules," with schedule I substances being the most dangerous.
The schedules are organized mainly by the risk of addiction or abuse, as well as the legitimate medical uses. Schedule I substances have a high risk of addiction or abuse and no legitimate medical use, whereas a schedule VII substance has very little to no risk of addiction.
- Schedule I substances may include: LSD, heroin, Ecstacy, and psychedelic mushrooms
- Schedule II substances may include: Opiates, morphine, cocaine, and amphetamines
- Schedule III substances may include: Testosterone, anabolic steroids, Ketamine, and certain depressants
- Schedule IV substances may include: Difenoxin, Ativan, and certain appetite suppressants
- Schedule V substances may include: Pyrovalerone and certain narcotics with limited percentages of codeine
- Schedule VI substances may include: Marijuana and THC products
- Schedule VII includes only: Butyl Nitrate
Allow our Memphis drug Attorney to step in and take control of your case after you have been arrested for a drug crime. It is our mission to have your charges minimized or totally erased, saving your livelihood from devastation.
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