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Memphis Drug Crime Attorney

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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.

Call (901) 979-9992 to learn how we can protect your rights and help you achieve the outcome you deserve.

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.

Make the Right Next Step

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 Memphis attorney, Tim Francavilla, as soon as possible. We can help you take the necessary steps to obtain a positive outcome in your case.

Call Francavilla Law Firm at (901) 979-9992 today to begin formulating your defense. We put your interests first and represent you like our own family.

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What Makes Francavilla Law Firm Different?

  • I Represent Clients the Way I Would Represent Family
  • Certified in DWI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
  • Thorough, Prepared, & Knowledgeable
  • Direct Access & Representation from Start to Finish
  • More Than 25 Years of Legal Experience