Drug Crimes Legal Experience You Can Rely On

Tipton County Drug Crimes Attorneys

Over 40 Years of Combined Experience

Drug-related charges are not easy cases to handle, as many factors can influence the weight of your charge, such as the amount of drugs in question and your prior convictions. The legal team at Huffman Mason, PLLC is committed to creating aggressive and innovative defense strategies for our clients. Do not hesitate to contact us today for legal representation to fight your drug crime charge.

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What are the Penalties For Drug Crimes?

If you've been caught in possession of drugs in Tennessee, you could face a number of charges depending on the amount and type of drugs, your criminal history, and the type of action involving the drug. Possible penalties include:

  • Forfeiture of property
  • Suspension of driver's license
  • Jail and/or prison time
  • Fines
  • Probation
  • Community service

Further, note that a felony conviction can carry additional consequences, such as loss of voting and firearm privileges, large fines, and exclusion from certain places of employment.

Types of Drug Crimes

At Huffman Mason, PLLC we have experience handling all types of crimes including:

  • Drug Possession
  • Drug Sales
  • Drug Trafficking & Manufacturing

What is Simple Possession?

Simple possession is the lowest drug offense in Tennessee and charged as a misdemeanor. For a first-time offender, the charge will be considered a misdemeanor, regardless of what drug is involved. Simple possession is punishable by up to 1 year in jail and fines up to $2,500. If you possess half an ounce or more, or if you are a second-time offender, you can be charged with a felony, which carries a potential sentence of 1 to 6 years in jail and fines of up to $3,000.

Possession with Intent to Sell

Intent to sell is a more severe drug offense and considered a felony offense in Tennessee, as it is a step up from mere possession into potential drug trafficking. If a law enforcement officer determines that the amount of drugs found in your possession is greater than what would be used for recreational use, then they can charge you with possession with intent.

What are the Penalties for Drug Trafficking & Manufacturing?

The mandatory minimum penalties include jail time, and you will likely also face fines and probation. Additionally, the minimum prison sentence for a manufacturing conviction is 1 year, regardless of whether the drugs were manufactured for sale or for personal use.

Is Marijuana Legal in Tennessee?

In Tennessee, marijuana is currently only legal for medical use with a prescription from a licensed healthcare provider. However, in July 2021, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed a bill that reduces the penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana and also expunges past marijuana-related convictions. This new law applies to possession of up to one ounce of marijuana, and the penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana have been reduced from a criminal misdemeanor to a civil penalty. Possession of one ounce or less will now be punishable by a fine of $50 for the first offense, $100 for the second offense, and $250 for the third and subsequent offenses. However, it is important to note that the sale, distribution, and cultivation of marijuana remain illegal in Tennessee, and these activities can result in serious criminal charges. Additionally, marijuana possession and use are still considered federal crimes, and it is essential to consult an attorney familiar with both state and federal laws regarding marijuana. If you are facing charges related to marijuana, contact our Tipton County drug crimes lawyer to understand your rights and potential defenses!

Charged with a Drug Crime in Covington?

If you have been charged with a drug crime, you should seek legal counsel immediately. The legal team at Huffman Mason, PLLC can help you build an aggressive and dynamic defense. You can expect a professional and innovative defense, and our combined 40 years of experience will create an effective and airtight defense against your drug-related charge.

Contact Huffman Mason, PLLC today by dialing (901) 295-0100 or submitting an online form here.

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