Drug Offenses in Tennessee
If you have been arrested or charged with a drug related criminal offense in Middle Tennessee you need an experienced legal defense on your side immediately!! For example, if you are arrested for a drug offense while on a trip to the Bonnaroo Music Festival, your future could be in jeopardy!! You need an experienced Criminal Defense lawyer to protect your legal rights, anytime you are charged with criminal offense in Tennessee.
Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney - Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
Any criminal conviction and particularly any drug related criminal offense will have a serious impact on your life, even if it is “just a misdemeanor”, “just for my personal use” or “just half a joint”. These serious & often permanent consequences may include the possibility of mandatory jail time, the loss of your voting and gun possession rights and thousands of dollars in fines & court costs. Such a conviction, even a misdemeanor may also prevent you in years to come from getting a future job, or entering/advancing in your chosen career field. Other consequences include damage to your reputation in the community, the loss of your professional license and the possibility of spending the rest of your life feeling embarrassed every time you come to the question: Have you ever been convicted of a crime? Yes or No?
Contact W. Charles Doerflinger and William J. Eledge at DOERFLINGER & ELEDGE, PLLC for a criminal defense lawyer who will work hard and fight hard to help you avoid having to answer "Yes."
Simple Possession of Marijuana: Did You Know?
A first conviction for Misdemeanor Simple Possession of Marijuana in Tennessee (under half an ounce) may result in a jail term of up to 11 months and 29 days. You may be fined from $250 to $1,500, and some counties in Tennessee have an “unofficial policy” to require mandatory jail time.
A conviction for Possession of over half an ounce of Marijuana is a felony and can result in a prison term of a minimum of two years and a minimum fine of $2,000 for each offense.
A conviction for Possession of other drugs such as cocaine, methamphetamine, and prescription medication such as morphine, xanax, or lortab is a felony (even for small amounts for personal use) and can result in a prison term of a minimum of four years up to twelve years and a minimum fine of $2,000 for each offense. In certain instances the maximum fine for certain types of drug offenses can be up to $100,000.00.
No matter the circumstances of how you came to be arrested, do not be discouraged to the point where you decide nothing can be done and that you might as well throw yourself at the mercy of the prosecutor. Seek the help of an experienced criminal defense lawyer!!! The truth is that there can be serious problems with how you were approached, how you were questioned, how your car was stopped, how you were searched, how the search warrant was issued & served, and how the drugs were tested, etc. An experienced attorney like Chuck Doerflinger and William J. Eledge at DOERFLINGER & ELEDGE, PLLC can raise these issues effectively and improve your chances of seeing the charges against you dropped or reduced.