Clarksville Drug Crimes Lawyer
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Drug crimes have become a serious situation in the United States, not only on the state level, but on the federal level as well. National attention is drawn to drug crimes, due in no small part to the fact that drug crimes often lead to other crimes such as assault, robbery/theft, DUI, and various other offenses.
Arrested for drugs? Contact us at (931) 398-5308 for powerful defense!
Types of Drug Offenses in Tennessee
In cases of drug crimes, an accused individual could be facing heavy fines in addition to extensive jail or prison time if they are convicted.
Drug-related offenses can include the following:
- Possession with intent to sell
Depending on the volume of drugs involved in the case as well as the prior criminal record of the accused, a conviction could lead to life imprisonment in some serious cases.
What are the Penalties for Drug Crimes in Tennessee?
Depending on the severity of the drug crimes, charges can range from misdemeanors for simple possession to felonies for crimes such as trafficking and distribution. In Tennessee, a misdemeanor drug charge is punishable by fines up to $2,500 and up to 12 months in jail. Felony drug charges carry much harsher penalties.
What if I'm Found with Drugs that Aren't Mine?
Even if you do not own whatever drugs or drug paraphernalia that an officer finds with you, you are still considered legally "in possession" of those items, which is a crime.
All too frequently a scenario like the following occurs: You are in a your car and you give your friend or acquaintance a ride. He puts his bag of weed and pipe, lighter, and grinder down in your cup holder as he gets to his location. When he gets out and says, "Hey wait a minute, I'll be right back. Hold on to my stuff." A minute later a law enforcement officer walks up and sees it through you window and you get charged. Even if you tell the officer the drugs do not belong to you, the law does not care. Possession means possession.
In such cases, you might be charged with what is technically known as "constructive possession," which refers to drugs being present on or in your property with your knowledge, regardless of whether the drugs belong to you or whether you intended to do anything with them. If drugs are found in a vehicle, an officer will typically charge everyone in the car with possession and then leave it up to the courts to sort out who is guilty.
With a drug crime defense lawyer on your side, you stand a much higher chance of fighting these charges and obtaining a more favorable outcome. Contact our firm to see how we might be able to prepare a defense strategy on your behalf.
Get Powerful Defense from Jeff Grimes & Associates, PLLC
If you or a loved one is being investigated for a drug crime, or have already been charged with a drug offense, it is crucial that you contact a Clarksville drug crimes lawyer at the firm today. Regardless of the charges and evidence presented against you, your first line of defense is to get an attorney who will thoroughly review your case and advise you of the best legal options to fight back.
Jeff Grimes & Associates, PLLC are criminal defense attorneys representing clients in the Clarksville and Montgomery County, Tennessee areas. Attorney Jeff Grimes and the other attorneys at the firm have years of experience dealing with defense cases and have an impressive record in court.
When you contact the firm, they will do a personalized review of your circumstances and the charges against you in order to determine the exact course of action to pursue.
At Jeff Grimes & Associates, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.
I hired their law firm for a legal case and not only were they highly professional but always courteous and respectful. They exceeded my expectations and got me everything I needed. If I ever need legal services again I will definitely be choosing them in the future.- Lisa S.
If you need legal counsel then I highly recommend you make an appointment with this firm. Mr. Sensing was my attorney and is very dedicated to his clients going to great lengths to provide the very best defense possible. Stays in touch with his clients always bringing them up to speed on what is being done in their case providing copies of everything to the client. HONEST, LOYAL, AND DEDICATED this firm gets 5 stars.- Brad H.
I took a trip out to TN and got in to some trouble in Clarksville and needed representation for a case while I was I back in my home state. I went to Grimes, Sensing & Clemons feeling distraught and like I had no hope, seeking a solid defense attorney that would actually fight for my case and get me the best possible deal. I left feeling comfortable and confident. I can honestly say I was not disappointed, the only time I needed to come back to TN was for the sentencing(mind you cases may differ) and unbelievably Jeffery Grimes was able to pull a rabbit out of a hat and get a felony charge reduced to a misdemeanor as well as talk down the court fines... I strongly suggest Jeffery Grimes as your defense attorney for any legal issues you may have, also their fees are very reasonable and they will do payment plans. Thank you very much Grimes, Sensing and Clemons.- Spence W.
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