Murfreesboro Marijuana Defense Attorneys Aggressively Tackle Drug Charges
We won’t let a minor marijuana violation ruin your personal, professional or financial status
In recent years, state marijuana laws have received a lot of attention in the news. Several states have enacted various laws allowing marijuana use, possession and distribution in specific circumstances. In Tennessee, however, the use or possession of any amount of marijuana is illegal and punishable by relatively severe consequences. Our team of marijuana defense attorneys at Dotson & Taylor are experienced at helping clients charged with marijuana violations protect their rights and obtain a positive case outcome.
How a marijuana violation can impact your life
Marijuana crimes are quite common and affect many different types of people. The state devotes significant resources to prosecuting marijuana violations and the Governor’s Task Force on Marijuana Eradication sets out to uncover marijuana cultivation and distribution enterprises. With this commitment to marijuana prosecution, more and more people are facing criminal charges than ever before.
Possession of marijuana for any use, medical or recreational, is prohibited in Tennessee. Marijuana is classified as a Schedule VI drug. The penalties for marijuana possession are determined by the amount found in your possession at the time of arrest. Possession of:
– ½ an ounce – ten pounds results in a fine of no more than $5,000
– 10-70 pounds or 10-19 plants is a Class D felony and is subject to up to $50,000 restitution
– 20-99 plants is a Class C felony and may lead to $100,000 in fines
– 70-300 pounds or 100-499 plants is a Class B felony and is subject to $200,000 in fines
– 300 or more pounds or 500 or more plants is a Class A felony punishable by up to $500,000 in fines
In addition to significant fines, marijuana possession convictions can lead to significant jail time that significantly impacts your financial and professional life. Our attorneys provide a high level of personalized representation that starts with thoroughly investigating the circumstances of your arrest. In many cases, law enforcement officers may act without proper and legal authority thus invalidating your arrest. We work hard to develop a strong defense that provides you with your best hope for a successful resolution.
Turn to Murfreesboro’s top marijuana defense attorneys to handle your marijuana case with precision and skill
Even though marijuana charges may seem relatively minor, drug convictions have the power to ruin your life. Don’t trust just anyone with your future. Call the experienced criminal defense attorneys at Dotson & Taylor at 615-890-1982 or send an email to schedule a free initial consultation. We help clients in Murfreesboro and throughout all of central Tennessee.