Drug Possession Cases
Hire a Top-Rated Murfreesboro Criminal Defense Attorney
An arrest for drug possession can be incredibly troubling to deal with.
If convicted, a person could face time in prison and stiff fines, along
with a damaged reputation and lessened opportunities for employment. The
state of Tennessee takes
drug crimes extremely seriously, offering very little leniency even for first time
offenders. If you are facing drug possession charges, Joshua T. Crain
Attorney at Law can defend your rights in a court of law and help improve
your chances of securing a desirable outcome for your situation.
Our firm’s skilled Murfreesboro criminal defense lawyers understand
the seriousness of your circumstances, and we are prepared to stand by
your side every step of the way. Having earned a perfect 10.0 Superb Avvo
Rating for our excellence, we are equipped with the skills and extensive
knowledge you need to help you get through this difficult time. We truly
believe that you are innocent until proven guilty, and our firm is ready
to fight tooth and nail to protect your rights.
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Penalties for Drug Possession
If you have been arrested for drug possession, you could be facing serious
penalties if convicted. While other states have confusing drug possession
laws with penalties varying depending on the type and amount of a drug
found in a person’s possession, Tennessee has much simpler legislation
in place. This means that you can face the same charges and penalties
for possession of any type of illicit drug, including marijuana, heroin,
cocaine, methamphetamine, and prescription drugs without a prescription.
Consequences for a first offense can include:
- A Class A misdemeanor charge
- Up to one year in jail
- Fines up to $2,500
Subsequent offenses can be much more serious. A second marijuana possession
charge will still be a misdemeanor, though a third marijuana offense or
a second possession charge for any substance other than marijuana can
bring a Class E felony charge, up to six years in prison and up to $3,000
in fines. Since these penalties can be so severe, it is imperative that
you consult with one of our attorneys as soon as possible if you should
ever face drug possession charges. We can examine your situation and determine
the most strategically advantageous legal approach to your situation.
Retain a Hard-Hitting Defense Today
While a public defender can be an affordable option, they typically carry
a massive case load and will not have a personal investment in the outcome
of your case. At Joshua T. Crain Attorney at Law, our
Murfreesboro criminal defense attorneys can provide the personalized attention and custom-tailored defense you
need. Our founding lawyer, Attorney Joshua T. Crain, can use his invaluable
insight as a former prosecutor to anticipate the opposition’s strategy,
giving you the advantage in the courtroom. Your future is far too important
– make sure it is in good hands!
The time to act is now – call (888) 988-5578 today!