In Tennessee, drug charges can range from a misdemeanor to a felony. The severity of the charge depends on the type and amount of drugs involved in the arrest. For instance, having a small amount of marijuana (cannabis) is usually considered a misdemeanor, while having large quantities of cannabis, cocaine, or heroin can result in a felony. Possession of controlled hazardous substances (CDS), that is, drugs, is a serious crime and carries harsh prison sentences and fines.
Convictions for a serious crime of possession of CDS lead to the loss of freedom and can permanently damage social relationships and job opportunities. We defend clients across the state, including the cities of Nashville, Clarksville, Murfreesboro, Franklin, Hendersonville, Smyrna, Brentwood, La Vergne, Gallatin, Lebanon, Mount Juliet, Springfield, Dickson, and particularly in Davidson, Knox, Shelby, Hamilton, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson counties. Penalties for the sale, delivery and manufacture of a controlled substance (Tennessee Code Ann.) could involve many years in jail, hefty fines and the seizure of personal property and vehicles. As reported by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), almost 80% of crimes in Tennessee are drug-related and the correlation is not limited to illegal narcotics.
The penalties for drug-related offenses in Tennessee are very severe and can include prison sentences, large fines, and other penalties. In Franklin specifically, those found guilty of possessing narcotics may face jail time or hefty fines depending on the amount and type of drug involved. At Ben Powers Law Firm we understand that being charged with a drug-related offense can be an overwhelming experience. We will fight for you against your drug possession charge in Franklin, Tennessee and in the Central Tennessee area.
Ben Powers specializes in criminal law in Nashville and the wider Central Tennessee area in cases involving drug possession, felonies, white-collar crimes, drunk driving, and other criminal charges. If you have been charged with possession of narcotics in Franklin or any other city in Central Tennessee it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible. Our experienced attorneys will work hard to protect your rights and ensure that you receive fair treatment under the law.