Memphis Drug Crime Attorneys
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.
the Law Offices of Stephen R. Leffler, P.C., our Memphis drug crimes attorneys 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
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
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.
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 attorneys 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
Call (901) 509-9112 to
request a free case analysis with a trial-tested Memphis drug attorney.