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DEFENDING YOUR RIGHTS AGAINST DRUG CHARGES IN TENNESSEE
There is no such thing as a minor drug charge in Tennessee. While possession of a small quantity of drugs or paraphernalia is usually a class A misdemeanor, even a misdemeanor conviction will result in a permanent criminal record that can have a significant effect on your life. If you are a student, it can result in loss of eligibility for student loans.
At The Cantrell Law Firm, our Clinton drug crime attorneys know that any drug conviction has both immediate penalties and long-term consequences. We have successfully challenged drug arrests based on improper search and seizure of drug evidence by police. We have also resolved drug charges through options such as judicial diversion that has enabled our clients to avoid a criminal conviction.
Call 865-457-9100 now to set up a free consultation with a Clinton criminal lawyer from The Cantrell Law Firm in East Tennessee.
Consequences of a Drug Possession Conviction in Tennessee
Most people who are arrested for drug crimes in Tennessee are not drug dealers. Many have never been in trouble with the law before. Some are college students who have been arrested for possession of marijuana. Others are involved with law enforcement because they have become addicted to meth, cocaine or prescription painkillers such as OxyContin.
Depending on the quality of drugs, you could be charged with intent to sell, which is a felony. Anytime you are facing felony charges, it's important to put your case in the hands of an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Having a felony conviction on your record can make it difficult to find a job and will result in the loss of certain civil rights, such as the right to vote and possess firearms.
Depending on the charges, prior offenses and the facts of your case, our lawyers are prepared to go to trial or negotiate a favorable outcome.
Clinton Attorneys Defending Charges of Drug Possession
If you are contacted by police on suspicion of drug crime, you should not admit anything or volunteer information. You should talk to a lawyer at the earliest opportunity.
The Cantrell Law Firm provides a free, confidential consultation. We are located in Clinton, Tennessee. You can call us day or night at 865-457-9100, or contact us online.