Defending Clients Across Middle Tennessee in Brentwood, Nashville & the Counties of Williamson, Davidson & Rutherford
Drug crimes, especially simple possession charges, are among the most frequent of all criminal charges prosecuted across the state of Tennessee. While you may think that a drug possession charge is a minor matter, a conviction can impact your life in significant ways. While you may not face heavy criminal penalties, depending on the amount of drugs found in your possession, you can wind up with a permanent criminal record accessible to the public via a background check. That can make future life opportunities difficult, from getting a job, advancing a professional career, finding housing, qualifying for advanced education, and immigration consequences for noncitizens.
Whether you have been arrested for simple possession or more serious drug charges, you need an experienced and diligent defender who will work vigorously on your behalf. At Shanone Emmack Attorney at Law, you can depend on the professionalism I bring to every case I take on. I take the time to know my clients, understand their needs and objectives, and to bring to them strong and committed advocacy. I will help you pursue the most optimum result based on the facts of your situation. You should never go through a criminal case alone or with half-hearted or overworked representation from a public defender or passive lawyer.
Reach out to Shanone Emmack Attorney at Law for a complimentary case evaluation online or at (615) 205-8183.
She researches the law, kept me and others informed on what needs to happen next, and was always professional.Nancy D.
In Tennessee, drug crimes can include the following:
- Drug Possession
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
- Drug Manufacturing
- Prescription Drug Crimes
- Possession with Intent to Sell
These crimes can be charged in connection with drugs ranging from marijuana to heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, fentanyl, and more as well as unauthorized prescription drugs such as OxyContin, Vicodin, Adderall, Valium, and others available only through doctors. If you are found with a small quantity of a drug, such as less than .5 grams, you will likely be charged with “simple” possession which is a Class A misdemeanor. Penalties include up to 11 months 29 days in jail and a fine of up to $2,500.
Other drug crimes involving intent to sell, sales, manufacture, and large-scale trafficking bring much more serious felony charges. In Tennessee, felony charges range from Class E (the least serious) up to Class A (the most serious). If convicted, the penalties you face will be dictated by many factors including whether you have prior convictions. These penalties can include prison terms extending from two years up to life, heavy fines, probation, community service, forfeiture of property, and the loss of your driver’s license.
Many counties in Tennessee will prosecute drug charges to the fullest extent of the law. If you have been charged with a drug crime, it is crucial that you hire an attorney to protect and defend your rights. You have a Fourth Amendment constitutional right against illegal searches and seizures. If you were charged with a drug crime after your vehicle or home was searched, it is imperative to ensure that the search was performed legally. If you do nothing, you could be setting yourself up for failure.
You Need a Strong Defense
Due to the damaging consequences of a drug conviction, it is essential that you seek legal help from a competent attorney. As your drug crime attorney in Franklin, I will work to challenge the prosecution’s cases against you through various means and tactics. I have years of experience in defending clients against drug charges in the local criminal courts.
Phone my firm at (615) 205-8183 or reach out online to get started with your defense today.
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