Murfreesboro Drug Crimes Attorneys Provide Tenacious Representation and Innovative Strategies to Defend Against Drug Trafficking Charges

 

Helping the accused protect their interests for more than 20 years

 

Drug crimes are serious offenses that have long-lasting professional, financial and emotional ramifications. Drug trafficking convictions, in particular, often lead to significant penalties such as long-term prison sentences and expensive fines. At Dotson & Taylor, our Murfreesboro drug crimes attorneys have decades of experience handling drug trafficking cases and are well-versed in Tennessee drug laws. We take the time to fully investigate your case and develop the strongest defense possible to ensure that your case is handled efficiently and you receive the best possible outcome.

What is drug trafficking?

 

Many people are familiar with the terms drug trafficking and conspiracy, but aren’t really sure what the term actually entails. As opposed to simple possession of drugs, drug trafficking and conspiracy charges result when you transport, deliver or sell a controlled substance or possess controlled substances with the intent to transport, deliver or sell them. Drug trafficking charges are Felony crimes that may require you to pay up to $100,000 in fines and spend several years in prison. Habitual drug offenders with at least three prior Class A or Class B felony convictions are subject to even harsher penalties.

Understanding Tennessee’s classification of drugs

 

Each year, thousands of people are arrested for various drug crimes and the penalties associated with drug trafficking convictions are largely dependent on the type of drug involved. Tennessee law classifies drugs into six Schedules depending on their specific characteristics:

 

  • Schedule I – High potential for abuse and no accepted medical use or lack accepted safety for use in treatment
    • Heroin
    • LSD
    • Ecstasy
  • Schedule II – High potential for abuse, currently accepted for medical use or medical use with severe restrictions and abuse of the substance may lead to severe psychic or physical dependence
    • Cocaine
    • Opium
    • Methamphetamines
    • Amphetamines
  • Schedule III – Potential for abuse less than Schedule I or II drugs, currently accepted for medical use in treatment and abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence
    • Ketamine
    • Testosterone
    • Anabolic steroids
  • Schedule IV –Low potential for abuse, currently accepted for medical use and abuse leads to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence
    • Sedatives
    • Tranquilizers
    • Clonazepam
  • Schedule V – Low potential for abuse, currently accepted for medical use and limited physical dependence or psychological dependence as compared to Schedule IV substances
    • Tylenol with Codeine
  • Schedule VI – Substances that do not fit into Schedules I through V
    • Marijuana

Murfreesboro drug trafficking attorneys are your most powerful ally when facing serious, life-altering criminal charges

 

Drug trafficking convictions can negatively impact your life for a very long time. The Murfreesboro drug crimes attorneys at Dotson & Taylor work hard to investigate the details surrounding your arrest and gather evidence to support your defense. If you’ve been arrested for drug trafficking and conspiracy, don’t wait until it’s too late to get the legal advice and representation you need to achieve the best possible resolution. Call us at 615-890-1982 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.