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 Raynor Stowers Attorneys 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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Drug Crimes and Penalties in Covington
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
- 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.
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.
Drug Trafficking and 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.
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 Raynor Stowers Attorneys 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.