Memphis Drug Crime Attorney
We Care About Achieving Your Goals
Regardless of what type of drug charges you are facing, you need an experienced
attorney to ensure the protection of your rights and freedom. At
Francavilla Law Firm, our Memphis drug crime attorney, Tim Francavilla, provides effective
representation for those accused of committing a range of drug offenses.
We have extensive experience handling cases related to:
- Simple possession
- Possession with intent to sell
- Sale of a controlled substance
- Drug manufacturing
- Drug trafficking
Being charged with a crime does not automatically mean that you will be
convicted. With the right lawyer by your side, your charges could be dropped
altogether or reduced. When you work with our firm, we can carefully investigate
your case, determine weaknesses in the prosecution’s evidence, and
mount the strongest possible defense.
(901) 979-9992 to learn how we can protect your rights and help you achieve the outcome
Controlled Substance Classifications
Similar to most states, Tennessee classifies controlled substances according
to seven schedules. These schedules are determined by the dangerousness
of the drug and the risk of addiction. Drugs that are considered the most
dangerous and have the highest risk of addiction are classified as Schedule
I drugs, while the drugs that are the least dangerous and have the smallest
chance of leading to addiction are categorized as Schedule VII.
Penalties for Drug Crimes in Memphis
The penalties for drug charges vary, depending on the schedule of the controlled
substance and whether you are charged with possession, intent to distribute,
manufacturing, or trafficking. A first-time charge of simple possession
of a controlled substance is a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to
11 months and 29 days in jail and a maximum fine of $2,500. Multiple offenses
may result in a Class E felony, which has a potential sentence of 1 to
6 years in jail and a fine of up to $3,000.
Crimes involving intent to sell or distribute, drug manufacturing, or drug
trafficking are all felony charges in Tennessee. Felony convictions result
in much higher fines, longer terms of imprisonment, and possible driver’s
license suspension. Being convicted for a felony can also affect your
future education, career, and housing opportunities. With so much at stake,
make sure you have an aggressive advocate who can represent your side
of the story.