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Defending Against Drug Crime Charges in Tennessee

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.

Types of Drug Crime Cases We Handle

Our drug crime attorney in Memphis has extensive experience handling cases related to:

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.

Have you been accused of a drug crime? Call Francavilla Law Firm today at (901) 979-9992 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our drug crime attorney in Memphis.

Controlled Substance Classifications in Tennessee

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.

What are the Penalties for Drug Crimes in Tennessee?

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.

Felony Drug Crimes in Tennessee

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 criminal defense advocate who can represent your side of the story.

Understanding Your Rights When Facing Drug Charges

Being charged with a drug crime can be a daunting and overwhelming experience. It's important to understand your rights and options when facing these charges. Our experienced Memphis drug crime attorney at Francavilla Law Firm is dedicated to providing you with the best legal defense and guidance throughout the legal process.

When facing drug charges, it's crucial to remember:

  • You have the right to remain silent and not incriminate yourself
  • You have the right to legal representation and should seek the help of an experienced drug crime attorney
  • You have the right to a fair trial and to present evidence in your defense
  • You have the right to challenge the evidence presented against you

Our team will work tirelessly to protect your rights and build a strong defense strategy tailored to your specific case. Don't hesitate to reach out to us for expert legal assistance in your drug crime case.

Contact Our Memphis Drug Crime Attorney Today

If you have been accused of a drug offense, you should exercise your right to remain silent until you speak to your attorney. Do not admit anything to law enforcement, as an admission of guilt can make it more challenging to obtain a case dismissal. To ensure that you have a fair trial and that you avoid the common mistakes made by many in your same situation, get in touch with our Memphis drug crime attorney, Tim Francavilla, as soon as possible. We can help you take the necessary steps to obtain a positive outcome in your case.

Contact Francavilla Law Firm today to start your defense with our Memphis drug crime lawyer.

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