Jay Perry is a Chattanooga lawyer who practices in DUI, criminal and drug defense for his clients. He provides legal support for his clients at a reasonable price and offers free consultations to get started.
Tennessee Drug Laws
The state of Tennessee maintains strict drug laws that are highly enforced. There are different types of drug charges all of which carry stiff life altering penalties.
- Simple possession or casual exchange
- Possession with intent to resell
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Drug trafficking and conspiracy
- Drug manufacturing
All of these carry stiff penalties, even charges that are misdemeanors. For example, a conviction for simple possession of marijuana carries (in addition to any penalties) over $1,000 in court costs.
Student Drug Crimes
If you’re a student convicted of a drug crime, that conviction will stay on your record for the rest of your life and could affect your ability to get a job, a loan or even an apartment. For college students, this is especially risky as these charges can disqualify you for student loans and with the addition of hefty fines, it can inhibit your ability to pay for your education. Felonies can also affect your qualification for many jobs both during your time as a student and post-graduation. For UTC students, check out alcohol and drug resources at the university.
Getting Your Future Back
For these many reasons, any time you are facing a drug crime charge or have been arrested for a drug offense, it’s essential that you consult with an attorney who specializes in defending clients with these types of cases. Jay A. Perry is an experienced attorney not only in drug crime defense, but how these charges are affected by Tennessee laws.
Additionally, Jay Perry specifically works with college students to give them their futures back. One mistake shouldn’t forever alter your education, career and future. There are many ways to handle cases, some of which may result in no permanent conviction on your record. Jay Perry can give you a better understanding of the charges you are facing, your constitutional rights and legal options.
Whether this is your first drug offense or a repeat crime, we can work with you to assess your case and present the most reasonable, fair strategy that will help you obtain a favorable outcome. Depending on the circumstances of your situation, Jay Perry may be able to help prove your innocence or even get the charges against you dropped completely.