Drug Crimes

Murfreesboro Drug Crimes Lawyer

Drug crimes in Tennessee are among the most common charges prosecuted in the local courts. These can be serious offenses, carrying severe penalties and potential life-long repercussions. Whether you are charged with simple possession or a more serious offense like distribution or trafficking, you should take immediate action, proactively seeking the counsel of a seasoned criminal defense attorney as promptly as possible.

As a former prosecutor turned defense lawyer with over 20 years of legal experience, Parkerson Law is acutely aware of the gravity of drug-related charges and their impact on a person’s future. A drug conviction can result in not only significant criminal penalties but also various life disadvantages, including damaging one’s reputation, hindering employment prospects, and jeopardizing educational opportunities. 

Discuss your case with our Murfreesboro drug crimes attorney in a free initial consultation. Contact Parkerson Law online or at (615) 392-3012

Our Drug Crime Defense Representation in Murfreesboro & Middle Tennessee

In Tennessee, drugs are classified into seven schedules, primarily based on their accepted medical use and their potential for abuse or dependency. Schedule I drugs (like heroin, LSD, and ecstasy) are considered the most dangerous and carry the heaviest penalties. In contrast, Schedule VI drugs (like marijuana) are deemed less dangerous but still subject to significant penalties.

At Parkerson Law, we handle all types of drug crimes, from minor misdemeanors to severe felonies.

Our defense practice includes the following drug crimes:

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Drug Crime Penalties

Drug penalties in Tennessee vary widely depending on the drug’s schedule classification, the quantity in possession, and the specific nature of the offense. 

Penalties can include jail or prison sentences, fines, probation, community service hours, driver’s license suspension, and asset forfeiture.

For example, simple possession or casual exchange of a Schedule I drug is generally a Class C felony punishable by three to 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000. 

On the other hand, possession of less than half an ounce of marijuana, a Schedule VI drug, is a misdemeanor carrying a penalty of up to one year in jail and a maximum fine of $250. Fines increase with repeat offenses. 

The penalties for drug sales, distribution, and trafficking are even more severe, with the possibility of decades-long prison sentences and fines up to $500,000. Manufacturing drugs or conspiracy to commit drug crimes also attract heavy penalties.

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