Memphis Drug Crime Lawyer
Defending Those Who Are Facing Drug Charges in Shelby County
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.
Drug Cases We Handle
Our drug crime attorney in Memphis has extensive experience handling cases
- 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
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 Charges?
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.
What Drug Crimes are Considered a Felony 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.